The Wine Library features several digital collections as part of Sonoma County Library's Sonoma County Local History & Culture project:
The Sonoma County Wine Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present.
From proclamations of George III on wine regulations to letters describing the grape production in Sonoma Valley vineyards, the Sonoma County Wine Library's collection includes a wide range of historical texts on all aspects of viticulture and winemaking. The digitized books, pamphlets and ephemera available through theSonoma County Local History & Culture represent the majority of the Wine Library's holdings available in the public domain (published before 1923).
One of the most important roles for the Wine Library historically for this region has been in the creation and preservation of the oral histories of important industry personalities. Our digital collections feature the full audio and transcriptions of many North Coast wine histories.
The Wine Library currently subscribes to 40-plus magazines and journals. We do not keep all of our journals in perpetuity, but we do have full runs of several industry trade publications. You can view our holdings in the Library Catalog or inquire for more information.