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Cornucopia, CA: There is much to be grateful for in wine country as northeastern Sonoma County recovers from the October wildfire. Most notably, that the community and nearly all vineyards and wineries are safe. Today, winemakers are back in the cellar, monitoring their fermentations. Home gardens are winding down from peak production and markets are filled with autumn abundance. Time to gather friends, open some wine, and celebrate nature’s generosity with a savory butternut squash and fennel soup.
Which wine? Merlot, of course. Or maybe a white. When you just can’t decide, go with both. Pour a Chardonnay as your “welcome wine” and pass some roasted pistachios. Add Merlot when you sit down for the soup. With two options, everyone’s happy.
Good Neighbor Policy: Sustainability isn’t all about the grapes. Or the ground. Being a good employer and neighbor matters, too. To be Certified Sustainable, California wineries invest in employee welfare and contribute to the health of their communities.
a culinary tour of california
Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California’s Sustainable Harvest takes readers on a journey through California’s rich wine and food heritage, culinary diversity and sustainability with 50 fabulous recipes and stunning photography.
Written by award-winning author Janet Fletcher, Wine Institute’s new book offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California.
Hardcover / 8.4” x 10.5” / 352 pages
300 color photographs
$45.00 U.S., $60.00 Canadian
Release Date: April 2019
Wine Institute is an association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses from the beautiful and diverse wine regions throughout the state. Wine Institute works to create an environment where the wine community can flourish and contribute in a positive fashion to our nation, state and local communities. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified sustainable producer Jordan Winery, owner of the Wine Country Table website and magazine, consents to Wine Institute’s use of its trademark for this book. Find food, wine, entertaining and travel tips at www.winecountrytable.com.