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“Crush 2019” has officially begun in Sonoma...

for sparkling wines.


There are three grape harvest seasons in Sonoma.

The first is the Sparkling wine harvest.

The second is the still wine harvest for the early ripening varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Followed by the longer ripening varieties; Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
and a few others.



What are the differences of the

three harvest seasons in Sonoma?


First, Sparkling Wine is produced from grapes
with less natural sugar than all others.

They hit their target brix level (sugar level) for harvesting very early in the season.

It is not uncommon to have a harvest date in early August.


Our second harvest season is,
the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir harvest,
which we use for still wine production.
(still wine, is the term for any non-sparkling table wine).

These varieties, always begin their growing season,
earlier than their counterparts (late Reds and Whites)
and are normally harvested at a lower brix.

With the latest round of high day-time temperatures,
our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay harvest,
will begin in about 10 days.


The third harvest season
is the later ripening, Red and White Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and a few others.

So far, the weather has been cooperating,
for their continued ripening,
and we are around three weeks away from their harvest.


All three-harvests

come with their challenges.

Sparkling wine,

typically one of the easiest on the stress level factor,

 due to the fact, that it usually doesn't rain in August.


The second harvest has it concerns,
due to its vulnerability to early rains.

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have thin grape skins
and can be highly affected by rain, in a negative way.


The third harvest season varieties,
are a little heartier, and are not affected by a little drizzle.

However, due to their harvest being later in the year,
they are more susceptible to the larger rain events.


Even-though we categorize the three harvest seasons by the different varietals, as with anything,
there are always exceptions to the rules.

This year, our harvest season “crush”
will continue into late October.

“Vintage 2019” is looking great, but as we always say,
“Only Time will only tell."


Quote of the Week:

"Do not measure success by today's harvest.  Measure success by the seeds you plant today."

                                                       Robert Lewis Stevenson


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

David Cook will be providing the class with, "right off the vine, fresh Pressed Pinot Noir Grape Juice."  He will also ben updating us on what's happening in the vineyards and ready to answer your
questions about Harvest 2019!

Click the BLUE  BUY NOW, button below to sign up for the class!  You won't want to miss this one!



 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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