Winter in the Vineyard at Lichau Hill
THE PETALUMA GAP promotes growers, vintners and distinctive wines
´╗┐crafted from grapes grown in the wind-driven AVA.

EVENTS
December 2-15, PGWA Election Period. PGWA members-in-good-standing will receive their ballot on 12/2/2019. There are two items we ask you to vote on: 2020 candidates for the Board of Directors and a Referendum to update our Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. Please contact our Executive Director if you have questions.

December 5, 9 AM - 4 PM, WINEXPO Trade Show & Conference. Use Promo Code PGWA2019 when you buy tickets , for special pricing.

December 7, 10 AM, Olio Nuovo Experience at McEvoy Ranch. More Info.

December 7, 11 AM, Winter Wine Party at Keller Estate. More info.

January 8, 2020. Save the Date for our PGWA Members Annual AVA Celebration. Invitations will be e-mailed this month to all members in good standing. Not a member? Friends join here. All others, please contact our Executive Director for membership information.

April 6-13, 2020, Melodies of The Danube , wine cruise featuring Cline Family Cellars, Thirty-Seven Wines and Trombetta Family Wines. More Info.
NEWS
The Petaluma Gap AVA makes its first appearance in the brand new 8th Edition of The World Atlas of Wine, by Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson. This edition finally includes references to the Gap throughout pages 303-314 and a map that explains how the persistent winds change the fruit structure and phenolics in our wines. Get the book as a special holiday treat for your favorite Petaluma Gap wine lover!

"Petaluma Gap AVA--What Everyone Should Know," by Fred Swan, NorCal Wine. Read the post.

"Adobe Road Races to Open Downtown Winery," Argus Courier, Read the article.

"From Race Track to Adobe Road," by John Mariani, Forbes. Read the article.

"Wine and Olive Oil are McEvoy Ranch Specialties," by Jeff Burkhart, Marin Independent Journal. Read the article.

"Wine of the Week: Pfendler 2018 Pinot Noir" by Peg Melnik, Press Democrat. Read the article.


SPOTLIGHT
Roger Mead and Hsiomei Hung did not set out to own a vineyard, but now that they do, they can't imagine life without it. They farm just 3 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon on Lichau Road in Penngrove; the vineyard sits above the fog and amidst a wide variety of palm trees. Read their story.
90+ PT CLUB
96 Points and Double Gold, 2016 Thirty-Seven Wines Reserve Pinot Noir, 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Gold Medal , 2017 Thirty-Seven Wines Syrah, 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Gold Medal , 2018 Karah Estate Pinot Noir , 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition

EDUCATION
The Wine Institute has just released its " 2019 Harvest Report: Cool Temperatures and a Long Growing Season Result in a High-Quality Crop." Read the full report.

What are Grape Clones? By Noelle Hale, Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Learn more.

If Your Business Serves Alcoholic Beverages, Read This and Take Action! by John Hinman and Barbara Snider, Hinman & Carmichael. Read the article.

The TTB Offers a New Trade Practices Video Series. Watch here.




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