The labor concern has been a topic in Russian River Valley for a while.
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Clay Gantz was honored to become president of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers. Clay gave the following speech to members at Wednesday's annual meeting.
One of our favorite walks is the Santa Rosa Creek trail in the Laguna de Santa Rosa. It is a spectacular trail that allows bikers, walkers and dog owners a peek of the characteristics that make Sonoma County a wonderful place to live: vineyards, horse and cattle pastures, corn fields and ponds full of ducks and geese.
One of the things we’ve appreciated since moving to the Russian River Valley six years ago is the embrace we’ve felt from this warm, welcoming and authentic community. It’s a community whose people make their homes and living in this rural and small town area and whose lives involve more than what out-of-towners see when they visit wineries on the weekends.
At about 4 a.m. on Thursday on a crisp, clear night, the harvesting crew showed up to begin Gantz Family Vineyards’ second harvest.