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Tag Archives: Russian River

• Albariño has “bright future” in California

Albariño has “bright future” in California

Spanish grape Albariño has a bright future in California, according to Spanish-born, Sonoma-based Marimar Torres of the Torres wine dynasty. Speaking at a wine dinner at Automat in London last night, Torres told the drinks business: “Albariño has fantastic potential in the Russian River Valley. “Our vineyard is in the Green Valley, the coolest region […]

• Sonoma Winegrowers say frost protection rules could create economic havoc

Sonoma County winegrowers are predicting economic havoc if proposed new state regulations go into effect next year that would crimp their use of Russian River water for vineyard frost protection. A study released last week shows the proposed new rules “will severely impact California’s economy and tax base and even damage the entire nation both […]

• Russian River Battle Over Water Heats Up

Russian River Battle Over Water Heats Up

As government officials argue over water use in Sonoma and Mendocino, grapegrowers worry their crop will freeze. To grapegrowers, few things are as terrifying as a late spring frost that threatens to kill off vine buds just as growing season is starting. The most common form of protection is spraying the vines continuously with water—the […]