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Summer Is Two-Thirds Over. 


The vines have turned most of their energy towards
ripening their fruit. 

“Vintage 2019” is looking great! 


This leads us to a frequently asked question;
“Why do the vines look a little weathered this time of year?”
World-class fruit comes from vineyards that are stressed during their ripening stage.

 The once lush green leaves, turn a lighter green, or even yellow and the vines start losing their Basal Leaves.

Basal leaves are those that are located around the fruit zone.




These leaves turn yellow and fall off.
Sometimes they are removed by hand earlier in the season.

This is a natural occurrence to allow more air flow and sunlight around the grape clusters.

To the untrained eye, one may think the vineyard needs more water or is unhealthy, but this is not the case.


This time of year, we regulate the irrigation in the vineyard based on the soil type and weather conditions.

Due to the late spring rains and the relatively warm days
and cool nights, the vineyard's water needs, have been light.

Over watering will cause unwanted growth in the canopy, and this can can delay ripening.

We also take this opportunity to remove grape clusters that are not maturing with the rest of the crop.

This also includes any second crop. Second crop is the newly formed grape clusters in the canopy.
We are entering the beginning of the end, of the
vines annual cycle.

It’s no longer about the health of the vine,
but the health of the berries.


So, when you look out at the Sonoma Vineyards this time of year, and you see the vineyard looking a little pale, with some yellow leaves, remember that is what makes our wines so special.

It takes a "Little Stress" to create a world-class, wine grape.

This holds true for the vines and the grower!


Quote of the Week:

“It’s not the stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.”

                                                                                                  Hans Selye


Mulching Your Vineyard

 “Never worry about weed control or using Roundup® again”
        Mulching your vineyard floor is as easy as 1,2,3.
Rototill and smooth out vineyard
2. Cover Vineyard with turf Mat
3 Spread Mulch

     Mulch comes in three colors: Natural, Brown & Black
Prices vary by color
Cook Vineyard Management, can install mulch in your small vineyard (1,000 square feet or less) for under $1.00 a square foot. 

For those vineyards over 1,000 square feet, the price may be less,
per square foot, depending on size and other conditions. 

Please call for a quote. 
    Call David Cook at 707.490.8921  or  Jan McGreevy at the CVM Store at 707.938.7917.




“Olive Sonoma” 

Arbequina Olive Oil,
just so happens to be David Cook’s and my favorite.

Won a  Gold AWARD  at the

2019 World Olive Oil Competition


“Olive Sonoma” Arbequina, is a well-balanced olive oil,
with tasting sensations of Almond, Celery, Chamomile and Black Pepper


Arbequina goes well drizzled over meats to bring out their intense flavors.
It’s also great in pesto (I use it in mine) and salad dressings.

Interesting fact:  A customer recommends using Arbequina for baking.  She told me that she substitutes it for butter and used it in her Brownie Recipe!


Normally $16.00 a bottle
Now On Sale for $14.00 a bottle. 

And if you purchase a bottle of Arbequina,
buy any other varietal for $14.00 a bottle


Exciting New Classes & Events at Cook's!

19626 8th Street East, Sonoma, CA  95476


The Last Friday of Every Month

From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Is "Customer Appreciation" at Cook's

Come in, enjoy a splash of wine, meet David Cook
and other fans of Cook's


2019 Cheese Class Schedule 

Our Cheese Classes are the First Friday of each Month,
from1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted.)

Complimentary Wine Tasting is included in each class. 
Each participant receives a recipe, and a delicious sample of cheese. 
Artisanal cheeses for tasting before and during class.
Our informative and highly interactive classes are taught by the
award winning team from The Epicurean Connection.

Each cheese class is $40.00, payable at time of registration.

Give us a call at 707-938-7917 to reserve your space now!


Friday, September 6th
Welcome Harvest!

 Fromage Blanc with
Freshly Harvested & Pressed Grape Juice


 Friday, October 4th
OctoberFest at Cook's!

Fromage de Noir & Fetter Creek Ricotta
served with Craft Beer From Cook's


 Friday, November 1st
Thanksgiving Ideas!

Creme de Ricotta served with
Fall Harvest Pear and Apple Relish


 Friday, December 6th
Holiday Celebration!

Chocolate Crème Fraiche Fondue


For More information on these classes, please visit:
or call the store at


Click the Buy Now  Link below
and someone will contact you regarding signing up for a class
Buy Now

 Do you need to rent a Van or Truck? 

Need moving supplies?

CVM is an Authorized U-Haul Dealer
We can help you with your moving needs

 Call: 707-948-7917  or  707-938-7917

Have you been to CVM / Cook's lately? 

19626 Eighth Street East  Sonoma CA  95476


  If not, drop by and see our new look!




We have expanded our Wine and Beer Making Supplies, in addition to having a larger than ever Gift Section.  Check out our beautiful selection of Wine Country Gifts - Rosy Ring and Frasier Fir Candles and home goods, Harry Barker Dog bowls, leashes and collars, slate cheese plates, Stolzle Wine Glasses,  Olive Sonoma Olive Oil, McEvoy Ranch Products, Stonewall Kitchen Specialty Food Gifts and More!




Vineyard and Irrigation Supplies.

If you use it in the vineyard... we sell it at the store.

We also carry Beer and Winemaking Supplies along with Specialty gifts.

We are an Authorized Dealer!

The CVM Store, or "Cook's" as the locals call us,  is located at
19626 Eighth Street East, Sonoma. 
Our hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Monday through Saturday.

We are looking forward to serving you!  Please drop by the store or call with questions.

707-938-7917  "Cook's", The CVM Store Direct Line
707.490.8921 After Hours

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