Cook Vineyard Management Newsletter

 Store Hours are Monday Through Saturday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Sundays 8:00am - 2:00pm

Please be aware, that we practice all required
social distancing and safety measures.
Masks are required... and we also sell unique,
locally made masks, just in case you
need a new "fashion statement"  for your 


Here is a sampling of some of
our many amazing products.

Come in and check out the store for yourself!

Cook Vineyard Management is proud to manage Pagani Ridge Vineyards
for the past 12 years!

Zinfandel of the Month –  For August 2020


2018 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Pagani Ranch


Tom Lee of the
 Zinfandel Chronicles

My rating: 96 points.

Bright crimson in color. 14.9% ABV. 84% Zinfandel, 9% Alicante Bouschet and 7% Petite Sirah. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, peach and pepper. Medium body with mouth watering acidity. Bright and juicy. Boysenberry, raspberry liqueur, earth and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish.
Every bit as good as the the stunning 2017 Pagani.
Best over the next 4-6 years

Release date: September 1, 2020


When I first became interested in Zinfandel the buzz was always around the Three R's of Zinfandel: Ravenswood, Rosenblum and Ridge. 25 years later Ridge is still at the top of its game, turning out single vineyard Zinfandel from some of California's most precious vineyards.

I chose this wine as Zinfandel of the Month because the 2017 version was absolutely breathtaking the 2018 vintage is one of the best
Zinfandel vintages in recent memory.

Pagani Ranch is just off Highway 12 in the Glen Ellen area of Sonoma County.  Angela and Felice Pagani came to Sonoma County from Italy, purchased the property and planted the vineyard in the early 1900’s.
In addition to Ridge the fruit goes to
Carlisle, Seghesio, Biale & Bedrock

We carry a variety of E.B.Stone soils,
plant foods & fertilizers,
as well as aeration Grow Bags.

Free Delivery in the 95476 zip code,

for orders of a $50.00 or more.

Use the warmth of your hands to wrap Bee’s Wrap® around a piece of food or over a bowl or casserole dish. When Bee's Wrap® cools—within seconds—it holds its seal.

Use your Bee’s Wrap® to wrap cheese, half a lemon, a crusty loaf of bread, fruits, vegetables, fresh herbs, and baked goods. 

Cover a bowl, or pack a snack for your next adventure.
Made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Bee’s Wrap® is washable, reusable, and compostable.
Bee’s Wrap® is not recommended for use with raw meat or fish.

Come in and see which Bee's Wrap® size works best for you!
Summer Is Two-Thirds Over


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

“Vintage 2020” 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

It's never too early to begin prepping for harvest.

We carry supplies for sale, such as Grape Knives,
Bird Netting, Shears and Harvest Bins (Lugs).

And, we rent, Destemmers, Grape Crushers, Lugs, Bottlers and more!

Come in and check it out
or give us a call at 707-938-7917


We Have Added Trailers

to Our U-Haul Fleet


CVM / Cook's Mercantile
is honored to be recognized as
one of the Top 100 U-Haul Dealers of the
19,000 dealers serving North America.

Our commitment to serving the community
with great customer service
and providing all your moving needs,
will always be our top priority!

We carry a wide variety of moving supplies
to fit all your moving needs,
as well as, cargo vans, box trucks and trailers.

 Call: 707-948-7917  or  707-938-7917


Come in and see our amazing Bird Boxes from:


Their Green Agriculture Approach,  provides an environmentally friendly way,
for controlling rodents,
significantly reducing crop loss
with minimal use of chemicals.


Rodent Control - Nature’s Way!

“Due to increasing rodent populations and a need to reduce chemical use in the field,
use of barn owls in agriculture, is rapidly increasing.” 


you can use these boxes to help control pests without using poison and insecticides.

We have the boxes here for purchase.


 For more information, Please Call 707-938-7917
or email:



Have you been to
CVM / Cook's Mercantile lately? 

19626 Eighth Street East  Sonoma CA  95476


  If not, drop by and see what's new!

Please remember to wear your mask!





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 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday.
8:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday

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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