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“Vintage 2019” harvest is in full swing!

“Vintage 2019” harvest is in full swing.

We will be harvesting for another two to three weeks and with great weather, should have an
end of harvest date, around October 15th.

Most of our Chardonnays and Pinot Noir grapes
are harvested and in the winery’s hands.

We will continue harvesting the Merlots, Cabernet
Sauvignons, Zinfandels and other later 


 With that said, our harvest season
has been a bit unusual. 
It has been more condensed than those in the past. 

Typically, we would harvest the
Chardonnays and Pinot Noir’s first,
then move on to Merlot and Zinfandel. 

Then lastly, we finish off with the later varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon.
However, this harvest has been different, in that in
 some cases, we harvested Chardonnay
and Cabernet Sauvignon on the same day!



This year, the question is...

why did all the grapes become ripe at the

same time?


The answer is a little complicated.

Our harvest was condensed due to our marketplace and styles of wine being produced.

In the past, many later varieties were harvested with a very high sugar content (Brix).

This year these late varieties were harvested sooner  at a lower sugar level to achieve producing
a wine with less alcohol.

Sugar is converted into alcohol by yeast
in the winemaking process.



In many cases, by picking earlier,
this sped up the harvest for the normally later varieties, by two weeks; 
placing them in the same timeframe
as the earlier varieties.



Another factor, is the recent hot weather, which ripened all the wine grapes quicker than normal,
without the luxury of having a hang-time window.

In other words;
“When the wine-grapes were ready to harvest,
we needed to harvest.”

The next few weeks will be crucial, to finish up harvesting all the wine-grapes, for “Vintage 2019.”

What we need now is...
some cool dry days and some sleep.


Quote of the Week:
"The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow.

Sow an act, and you reap a habit.

Sow a habit and you reap a character.

Sow a character and you reap a destiny."

Harvest Hours at the CVM Store / Cook's Mercantile

***Open Sunday from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM***

The rest of the week stays the same,
Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Cook Vineyard Management is proud to carry products from:


Their Green Agriculture Approach is to provide an environmentally friendly approach 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, the use of barn owls in agriculture,
is rapidly increasing.” 

             Join us on 
Saturday, October 19th, 2019   1:00pm - 3:00pm

to meet Austin Ford from


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

We will be discussing "ALL THINGS" 
Owl Box, Bat Box,
Bluebird Box, Wood Duck Box and Raptor Roost Hunting Perch.

We have the boxes here for purchase.

And of course, you may want to enjoy a splash of wine while you are learning!

**Please Call 707-938-7917 or email
to save your spot!



PG&E is recommending we all have a
Emergency Preparedness Kit... But they failed
to include something you can use
to cook or boil water.


Add a portable stove,
(includes a handy storage and carrying case),
to your Emergency Preparedness Kit, 
with this durable 1-burner high performance butane countertop range!


The Burner sells for $25.00  
Butane Cartridges
(burns 2-4 hours) for $4.19 each

Get Yours Today! 


“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, October 4th
OctoberFest at Cook's!

Fromage Blanc & Fetter Creek Ricotta
served with Craft Beer From Cook's
We will also be crushing apples for fresh Apple Juice!


 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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