Sonoma Wine Country: Farm to Table (VIDEO)
Wineries Go Green
Alice Waters may have given going green a head start but the farm-to-table movement is far from a fad and farm-fresh fare is nowhere near fading away. The goal of the local movement is to limit the human impact on the environment by leaving a smaller “carbon-footprint” and promoting locally grown or raised animals, vegetables, herbs, and fruit.
In this video, Monique Soltani makes a grape escape along the Wine Road less traveled for her award-winning channel Wine Oh TV, and shows us why some Northern Sonoma County wineries and chefs are going back to the basics and finds when it comes to food and wine these wineries think less is more.
Quivira Vineyards & Winery
4900 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg CA 95448
Quivira Vineyards & Winery is a small, family-owned winery located in the heart of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. Committed to expressing the unique terroir of Dry Creek Valley, we craft wines from grapes grown on the estate’s vineyards. Quivira specializes in varietals known to excel in the Dry Creek Valley – including Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Small lots of Rhone varietals and Petite Sirah are also produced.
Since 1998 Quivira has been conducting a creek restoration project, to restore the Steelhead and Coho salmon population. That project led to a deeper environmental commitment across the entire estate, and in 2002 Quivira began to farm organically and biodynamically. In November of 2005 Quivira was awarded their certification and is now an officially certified organic and biodynamic vineyard. In 2005 Quivira also became a solar-powered winery. Our artisan wines are produced in small lots, with hands-on attention and dedicated care. We believe in letting the unique characteristics of our “place” in Dry Creek Valley shine through. Our goal is to capture and accentuate the luscious, lively fruit flavors that define Quivira’s steadfast style.
3909 Frei Road, Sebastopol CA 95472
Lynmar Estate produces limited-quantity, world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines hand-crafted from the Russian River Valley region of Sonoma County. The exquisite 100-acre Estate includes beautiful rolling vineyards, a pristine natural habitat, sophisticated winery and caves, Seed Barn, organic gardens, comprehensive tours and tastings, and unique epicurean experiences. A visit to Lynmar excites all five senses, providing a complete wine, culinary and sensory experience. Lynmar Estate’s proprietor, Lynn Fritz, and his wife, Anisya, provide a subtle yet firmly committed stewardship to the land through innovation and preservation of the delicate ecosystem in this unique part of the Russian River Valley.