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Vineyards, Vineyards Everywhere!



It’s a simple observation, to notice that there are a lot of vineyards in Sonoma Wine Country.

Some are nestled in the corners of our valleys
and others are in plain sight, 
along the roads we drive every day.

Each vineyard serves a different purpose,
depending on, if they are for commercial
or non-commercial use.


So, what is the difference
between a commercial vineyard
and a back-yard vineyard?


Commercial vineyards are developed,
to farm as a commodity.

Back yard vineyards or “Vanity Vineyards”
are normally grown for home winemaking.

The biggest difference between the two is that a commercial vineyard has to be permitted to sell fruit.

Due to this, many small vineyards are permitted,
because the industry buys fruit from them.

These can be for specialty blending grapes,
or reserve lots.

So how many vines does it take
to call it a vineyard?

 We have always said,
“if you put two vines side by side, you have a vineyard.”

 A one acre vineyard
can produce 2,520, 750 ml bottles of wine,
 or 210 cases.

Based on the calculations listed below,

one vine produces 1.6 bottles of wine.



One acre of vines can produce 3.5 tons of fruit.

One ton of fruit makes two barrels of wine.  

One barrel of wine can average 30 cases of wine,
or 360 bottles of wine
 3.5 tons = 7 barrels x 30 case of wine is 210 cases or 2,520 bottles

There are many variances in quantity,
depending on the grape variety,
spacing of the vines, and other issues.

These calculations are based on a standard red variety grape grown in Sonoma.


It’s easy to see,
why there are so many vineyards in Sonoma.

Big or small, they grow among us.

Uniting our landscape and culture,
in this beautiful place, we are fortunate to call home... 

...Sonoma Wine Country.


Quote of the Week:

"Every December, I host a tree-trimming party. I serve chili with cornbread and lots of good wine. It's a wonderful party, and it shows how much adults like to play."

-Maya Angelou


Come in and check out all the great gift items!
Do you need a hostess gift?  Something for a friend?

Or even a treat for yourself?

We've got you covered...Come on in and check it out!




Come in and check out our Bird Boxes 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:

“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

2020 Cheese Class Schedule 

Our Cheese Classes are the First Friday of the Month,
from 1:00 - 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!



January 10, 2020 *The perfect class for our Vegan & Dairy Free Customers!
Vegan Cheese Class, Welcome to the New Year
Almond Feta, Soy Farmers Cheese
and Hemp Ricotta

February 7, 2020            
Chocolate Chèvre Tortas with Winter
Jams & Chocolate

March 6, 2020                  
Creme Fraiche & Vinegar Making Class
Spring Salad with Creme Fraiche Vinaigrette

April 3, 2020
Buttermilk, Sour Cream & Kefir & Kefir Soda with Spring fruits

May 1, 2020                                   
Creme de Ricotta & Poached Salmon

June 5, 2020                                           
Chèvre, Creme Fraiche & Fromage Blanc with local honey

July                 No Class
August            No Class

September 4, 2020                    
Feta Three Ways with fresh pressed harvest grape juice

October 2, 2020                          
Pumpkins stuffed with Maple Creme de Ricotta     

November 6, 2020                 
Sage Cheese Curds

December 4, 2020
Chocolate Fondue with Creme Fraiche

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 what's new!





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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