Latest Sonoma Valley AVA Stories

2009-04-09 11:39:00

THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE, SPOONER, KAREN KINGSBURY'S LIKE DANDELION DUST AND UNDER OUR SKIN WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED COMPETITIONS SONOMA, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actor Bruce Willis, along with international filmmakers, took home top honors at the Twelfth Annual Sonoma International Film Festival where Willis was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award at a special Tribute evening hosted by the Festival's Chairman, Kevin McNeely. The festival was held in Sonoma, Calif.,...

2009-04-06 10:00:00

LIKE DANDELION DUST, NECESSITIES OF LIFE AND UNDER OUR SKIN WIN TOP AWARDS IN JURIED COMPETITIONS SONOMA, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Twelfth Annual Sonoma International Film Festival presented by Wall Street Journal, announced the winners of its competition tonight at the Highway 12 Lounge in downtown Sonoma, Calif. This year's Festival featured more than 75 films including features, documentaries and short films from 22 countries. Bruce Willis was honored with a...

2009-03-12 18:08:00

KENWOOD, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2009 Sonoma International Film Festival celebrates the magic of the movies and the pleasures of wine country during its five-day schedule of screenings and events from April 1st through April 5th, and Kenwood Vineyards kicks the excitement into high gear as a Supporting Sponsor. Kenwood Vineyards "Sonoma Series" Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir Rose, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon will be poured at the Festival's Welcome Center & Lounge - the...

2006-01-22 13:25:00

ANNAPOLIS, Calif. -- In the fog-shrouded forests of California's remote North Coast, winemakers believe they've found the perfect terrain to grow the notoriously fickle pinot noir grape prized by connoisseurs. Vineyard developers are snapping up thousands of acres of redwoods and firs in Sonoma County, with plans to clear the trees and plant the once-obscure varietal made famous by the wine-fueled road trip film "Sideways." Environmentalists and residents in Annapolis, a tiny town about 140...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.