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Birth of an AVA — Petaluma Gap: An Evening of Wine and Education

The Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County and the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance are proud to co-present “The Birth of an AVA – Petaluma Gap,” an evening of wine and education about the region and how it is pursuing American Viticultural Area (AVA) status from the federal government.

While the Petaluma area has grown fine wine grapes since the mid 19th century, it has in recent years given rise to wonderful wineries, making it a focal point of the area’s rich tourism industry. The evening will highlight the history of the region, the kinds of grapes being grown, viticultural practices, and the wines being made from the fruit of this region. The presentation will also include information on the petition being put together to get AVA status for the area. A tasting of wines from grapes grown in the region will also be included.

The event will take place on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper Street, Healdsburg, CA, sponsored by the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County.


$35 per person; $25 each for WLASC and PGWA members.
Seating is limited — reserve tickets at 707-433-1660, or tickets through Eventbrite will appear here very soon!

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WLASC Annual Meeting 2014

Come one, come all to the Annual Meeting of the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County!

The Wine Library Associates (WLASC) invite you to an evening of wine, food and books. Join us!

Thursday, December 4
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, California 95403

Call 707-433-1660 for tickets!

  • Speaker: Steve Heimoff, Director of Wine Communications and Education at Jackson Family Wines and noted American wine writer
  • Steve will share his thoughts on the shelf life of wine books—those that capture a moment in time and those that will remain relevant for the ages. Why are they so special?
  • Outstanding catered appetizers and dessert provided by Park Avenue Catering
  • Fabulous Sonoma County wines for tasting
  • Silent wine auction


$40 for members of Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County (WLASC)
$50 public
If you join the WLASC when you make your reservation, join (or renew!) at the special rate of only $15 per single or $20 for two.
Please call: 707-433-1660 for tickets!

Save The Date: Wine Library 25th Anniversary Gala

Wine Library LogoCome one, come all to the Wine Library's 25th Anniversary Gala event!

Come for a Sunday afternoon of wine from the four corners of Sonoma County, sponsored by the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County, the library's nonprofit support organization. Celebrate the library's founder Millie Howie and other individuals without whom the Library would not be the gem that it is. Toast our rich history and raise a glass to the future of the library at this special tasting event!

WLASC LogoAugust 10, 2014 — 2–5 PM
DeTurk Round Barn, Santa Rosa
Tickets: $45 Individuals, $80 per couple
WLASC Members receive $5 off per person! Join and save!

Tickets are available from EventBrite

For more information: See our Event Page


Fireside Chat with Gianfranco Norelli & Suma Kurien

Gianfranco and SumaCome join the North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation (NBICF) and the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County (WLASC) for a fireside chat with the directors & producers of Finding the Mother Lode: Italian Immigrants in California!

An informative evening with guests Gianfranco & Suma talking about their latest film. Copies will be available for sale. A wine reception featuring Italian-American wineries from the film will be held during the event. Local breads and cheeses will complement the wines.

Finding the Mother Lode
Monday, April 7, 2014, 5–7 PM
Sonoma County Wine Library
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Ticket Information:
General Public: $25
NBICF or WLASC Member: $20

Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite!

“Combining oral history with scholarly analysis this, the first documentary about the history of Italians in California, explores the multiracial nature of California and the Italians’ place in that racial landscape.” Dr. Paola Sensi-Isolani, Anthropologist, St. Mary’s College

Finding the Mother Lode documents the experience of Italian immigrants in California, which was markedly different from that of their compatriots elsewhere in the United States. Through stories set in seven Italian communities throughout California, this film examines how economic and social mobility became possible for many Italians in the Golden State. It is also a look at how immigrant identity is maintained and transformed as immigrants become assimilated into mainstream America. These immigrants found their ‘mother lode’ in farming, fishing, commerce and winemaking. To learn more about the film and film makers, visit their website A few notable area winegrowers were interviewed in the film, including Jeff Collins (Cellar #8 at Asti Winery), Jim Pedroncelli (Pedroncelli Winery) and Peter & Ed Seghesio (Seghesio Winery). A wine reception will also be held featuring wines from these wineries during the chat.

Atlantic Seaboard Wine 2014


Wine flightWine Flight, by Jing A Ling on Flickr


Please join the Wine Library, the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County, and the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association(ASWA) for a talk and tasting. Come and explore wines of the Eastern United States and learn about the history and evolution of winemaking there!


Atlantic Seaboard Wine: A Talk and Tasting

Speaker: Dave Barber, ASWA Board Member, Educator, Knight of the Vine and representative of Cooper Winery in Virginia

Here are the details:

Sonoma County Wine Library
Healdsburg Regional Library
139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448


Friday, January 31, 2014
7:00 PM–9:00 PM

$15 Members
$25 Non-Members*
$10 Students (ID Required)

*$25 Non-member price includes 2014 Membership in Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County!

RESERVE NOW! 707-433-1660

This event usually sells out!

The event will include a seated guided tasting of wines as well as an open tasting served with appetizers and small bites for your enjoyment.