Award-Winning Shone Farm Winery Supports SRJC Wine Studies Students

Written By: By Dr. Kevin Sea, Wine Studies Program Coordinator and Benjamin Goldstein, Dean of Agriculture and Culinary Arts
Published: June 1, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm Winery won four awards at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a Double Gold Medal, while the 2016 Pinot Noir and 2016 Syrah were both awarded Gold Medal, and the 2017 Chardonnay was awarded a Silver Medal.

Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Winery is a premium commercial wine operation and educational facility in the heart of the Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA).
Shone Farm Wines are produced by our consulting winemaker Mark Stupich (formerly of Kenwood Vineyards), with assistance from students in the Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Program. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to craft small-lot vintages from our sustainably-farmed estate vineyards. Our wines exemplify the unique terroir of our incredible soil and  microclimate in the Russian River Valley.

Shone Farm Winery is committed to sustainable farming and production of quality wines. Our vineyard blocks are all certified sustainable (California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance) and all
new wines and vintages must pass a rigorous review by a professional tasting panel before being released to the public. Shone Farm Wines are made from the same high-quality, estate-farmed
Russian River Valley grapes sold to notable wineries like Francis Ford Coppola, Sonoma Cutrer, and LaCrema.

Established in 2008 by visionary educators and Sonoma County wine industry luminaries, Shone Farm Winery is still one of only 3 bonded wineries operating in the California community college
system. It provides hands-on learning opportunities for the students who are able to learn under the tutelage of their faculty instructors and experienced Sonoma County winemakers like Mark.
All proceeds from the sale of Shone Farm Wine are reinvested into the educational goals of the winery. By supporting Shone Farm Winery you are supporting the next generation of Sonoma
County winemakers and viticulturists. Be on the lookout for the reboot of the Shone Farm Wine Club and the launch of our expanded tasting room operation in June 2019, and help support the
growth of the wine industry workforce in Sonoma County!

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