JANUARY 2022 | ISSUE #110
Paradise Vineyard at San Pablo Bay ~ Photo Courtesy of Lisa Brayton
THE PETALUMA GAP WINEGROWERS ALLIANCE promotes growers, vintners and
the distinctive wines crafted from grapes grown in the wind-driven AVA.
EVENTS
January 8, 2-4 PM, PGWA's Members Meeting & 4th AVA Anniversary Celebration. Become a member - Get an invitation

Jan 8, Visit with Adobe Road Winery, Keller Estate, Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, and Sojourn Cellars at A Passion 4 Pinot, Palm Springs

Jan 13, 4:30 - 7 PM, Live Music at Adobe Road Winery

Jan 16, 10 AM, Estate Hike at Keller Estate, Petaluma


March 25 - April 1, 2022, The Romantic Danube River Cruise with Cline Cellars, Thirty-Seven Wines & Trombetta Family Winery. Save $500 per stateroom when you book by 10/31/21.

March 31 - April 7, 2022, Captivating Rhine River Cruise with Ron Noble Wines.
Visit our winery members' websites for
additional events throughout the year.
NEWS
How Winemakers are Adapting to Changing Winds, article featuring Erica Stancliff, Pfendler Vineyards, written by Sophia McDonald, Seven-Fifty Daily

5 of the Best Foods for the Environment, According to Farmers, article featuring Samantha Dorsey, McEvoy Ranch, written by Joey Skladany for Better Homes & Gardens

#1 Top-Rated Thing to Do in Petaluma, according to PlanetWare: Taste Olive Oil at McEvoy Ranch

Where to Taste Wine in Sonoma, featuring Three Sticks, article by Linda Murphy, Sonoma Magazine
Kevin Bersofsky,
Montagne Russe Wines
SPOTLIGHT
Kevin Bersofsky's dad was a "rocket scientist," who designed control systems for ballistic missiles and spy satellites. As a kid, Kevin was challenged to "think deeper" and not just settle for an easy answer. Taking that cue, he went on to graduate from Cornell with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. One of his first jobs was to design make-up mixing tanks for Estee Lauder, but he didn't find satisfaction in this as a career. After being introduced to a garagiste-winemaker, he decided to pursue winemaking and began by making Syrah. Life as a winemaker almost came to an end when he was paid a visit by the ATF, ABC, and the Napa DA after a neighbor complained about his garage-shop operation. Now he owns Montagne Russe Wines, so named because of the roller coaster ride he's taken by choosing to be a winemaker. Here’s his story.
90+ PT CLUB

Sojourn Cellars 2020 Pinot Noir, Petaluma Gap, 94 Pts, International Wine Report


Thirty-Seven Wines 2018 Cabernet Franc, Gold Medal, Dan Berger's International Wine Competition Dec 2021

Thirty-Seven Wines 2019 Albarino, Gold Medal, Dan Berger's International Wine Competition Dec 2021

EDUCATION
What is an Old Vine? by David Morrison, The Wine Gourd

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The Recent Struggle to Maintain Your Workforce, by Andrew McNeil & Rosario Avila, Arrow Benefits Group
CLASSIFIEDS
Winemaker Seeking 3 Tons of Petaluma Gap Chardonnay from the 2022 vintage to be used for sparkling wine. Organic is a plus but not required. Please message him.
PETALUMA GAP WINEGROWERS ALLIANCE