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It's Hang Time!



"Sonoma is unique."  
While sipping our Sonoma, world-class
wines, m
ost wine consumers would readily agree with this statement.

Vintages like “Vintage 2019,” continue to prove, that Sonoma's terroir makes for a perfect spot to grow some of the best wine grapes in the world.

With that said, every vintage has its issues and concerns.




What issues and concerns,
are we facing for “Vintage 2019"?


All year, “Vintage 2019” has been on the
slow road to greatness. 

The late rains caused the saturated soils to delay bud-break.

From there, our weather and growth timing, are now in sync.

In simple terms, this growing year has been another
picture-perfect season. Our crop will be a little less than
last year's vintage, but in the end will create some great concentrated wines.

It is always quality, versus quantity and quality is winning!

Our only concern is, that Mother-Nature keeps up the great weather for another month and a half.


Our early harvested varieties,
like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, can’t handle much,
if any, rain during its ripening stage.

Other varieties, can handle a little precipitation, but most growers would love to see a rain-free, harvest season.


In the next few weeks we will be entering what we call
“Hang Time Mode.” 

The grapes are slowly maturing and collecting
eunique flavors.

Ripening time, is a very vulnerable period for our
wine-grapes, and we are all hoping for warm weather without a lot of morning fog


Birds and Turkeys and Deer, Oh My!

Birds can be an issue during harvest,
like us they love to eat grapes! 

Bird netting is the best defense to help protect the crops from our feathered friends;
but many times, just installing shiny, Mylar tape  
high in the canopy, is enough.


Another pest this time of year is the yellow jacket.

They can eat part of the grapes which cause small holes and they become unpickable.

Not to mention, that many pickers,
after being stung while harvesting, would say that
yellow jackets do a lot more than just hurt the fruit
Deer,  turkeys and pigs also like to eat grapes, but normally  they don’t eat enough to cause concern.

Deer are more of an issue at the beginning of the season when they feed on the tender young shoots.


So far, our journey down the slow road to greatness, has had very few bumps along the way, and is turning out to be one of the best growing seasons we have seen for a while.

Hopefully as we turn the corner to harvest,
the birds, bees, pigs, turkeys, deer and mostly,
Mother Nature
will take it easy on us and
lets this season end the way it started.

Slow, Steady and Exceptional!

Quote of the Week:

“It takes time to grow the perfect grape”


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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