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Hopefully our 2019 wine-grape harvest 
ends this Saturday,
November 2nd, 2019



It all began on September 4th, 2019

with a two-day break in between.

It was a long harvest season...
eight weeks of controlled mayhem!


All in all, “Vintage 2019” was a very successful season.

We had normal tonnage,
combined with high-quality grapes,
throughout all the varieties in Sonoma.


Now that harvest is over, we are often asked,

"what’s going on now in the vineyards?"


Many of us are scrambling to get in our cover crops in before the rainy season.

Most of us have already installed all our
erosion control measures like rice straw (weed free),
wattles and silt fencing.

“Vintage 2019” is at the end,
and now we start looking forward to
“Vintage 2020”.


Now, we turn our attention
to the Olive Groves.

he olive harvest season is beginning.



Now we turn our attention to the Olive Orchards, as the harvest season for olives begins.

It’s Olive Season in Sonoma.

Even though the olive tree is an evergreen, it 
provides us year round beauty, as it never loses it's leaves.  

Harvest time, is its time to shine.

The vineyards of Sonoma get most of the attention, however, our Olive Orchards have a lot to offer, especially this time of year.

Our olive oil is world class and is part of the great mix, of locally grown products here in the wine country.


So, how did the olive tree
get to Sonoma?

Fossil evidence shows that the olive tree had its origins,some 20 to 40 million years ago,
in the
Mediterranean Basin

1560 the Spanish colonists brought it over to
South America, and in the 18th century, it made its way to California with the Missionaries.

Mission San Diego de Alcala was the first cultivation of the olive tree around 1769.

Sonoma is the most northern mission established by the Spanish and the olive tree was part of their imported agriculture due to its
symbolic history and fruit.


Olives can be cured for eating
or pressed to make olive oil.

Olive oil has a long history for use in
cooking and seasoning as well as,
burned for
heat and light.

Most of the
olive oil produced in Sonoma
is for
cooking and dipping with bread.

After the invention of electricity,
it lost it's value for use as light and heating.


In the next few weeks, we will be busy in our olive orchards harvesting the fruits of our labor.

Harvesting olives is very labor intensive. 
The trees are raked by hand using a special rake.

The olives fall onto
nets that have been laid out and are then  gathered into containers, and immediately transported to the waiting olive oil press.

Over a 5 week period,
we harvest, on average, 4-tons per day.


Stop by our store and taste our locally grown and pressed olive oil.

Unlike wine grapes that can take years to enjoy,
olive oil is ready to consume right out of the press.


Quote of the Week:
“My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best.”
                                                                                               ― Winston S. Churchill

Please Join us!
Cook Vineyard Management / Cook Mercantile,
is hosting an open house November 2, 2019
from 12:00-3:00
The open house will be featuring seasonal gifts, including David Cook’s  fresh Olive Sonoma, Olive Oil,  Bee’s Wrap, Stonewall Kitchen jams, jellies and sauces, Rosie Rings and Thymes Candles, soaps and lotions, brewing supplies, wine making supplies, cheesemaking supplies, cider pressing, owl boxes and farming supplies.

The Cook family will be serving complimentary beverages and bites.  For additional information, please call 707-938-7917.
Cook Vineyard Management / Cook Mercantile
is located at 19626 8th Street East,
Sonoma CA. 95476.

Just in time for the holidays...

we have LOTS of new seasonal gifts from
 Thymes and Rosy Rings
candles, soaps, lotions and more!


Cook Vineyard Management is proud to carry products from:


Their Green Agriculture Approach,  provides 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,
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:


The Butane Cannisters are here,
and the Stoves will arrive 
by end of day, Monday 11-28-19

Call us @ 707-938-7917

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 Butane Cannisters are here,
and the Stoves will arrive 
by end of day, Monday 11-28-19

Call us @ 707-938-7917



The Burner sells for $25.99  
Butane Cartridges
(burns 2-4 hours) for $5.99 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!



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, November 1st
Thanksgiving Ideas!

Creme de Ricotta served with
Fall Harvest Pear and Apple Relish
There are still a few spots available


 Friday, December 6th
Holiday Celebration!

Chocolate Crème Fraiche Fondue


2020 Class Schedule

Coming soon!

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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