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Viticulture briefs

The Sangiacomo family will be honored for its lifetime contributions to the Sonoma County wine industry by the 2013 Harvest Fair.

The family farms 1,600 acres of vineyards in the Carneros, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Coast regions. There are 76 producers that buy fruit from the family, bottling 33 vineyard-designated wines.

“Like our previous generations, we feel it is best not to chase the market, but to work with the grape varieties which have proved themselves when planted at the appropriate sites,” Steve Sangiacomo, a third-generation partner in Sangiacomo Vineyards, said in a statement. “We are so proud to be winegrowers in Sonoma County.”

SSU hosts wine eCommerce class

Sonoma State University will host a Wine eCommerce class, the latest offering in SSU’s Online Wine Business Management Certificate Program.

Students will learn about the evolution of eCommerce, the high costs of customer acquisition and the critical importance of maintaining a relationship with customers.

Students will learn how to more fully engage their customers, create more transactions and build a strong online customer experience.

For more information contact Jessica Heing at 664-3347 or heing@sonoma.edu.

Krausmann named winemaker at Pellegrini Wine Company

Lynn Krausmann has been appointed winemaker at Pellegrini Wine Company.

“We are delighted to have Lynn as part of our team,” winery president Robert Pellegrini said in a statement.

Prior to joining Pellegrini Wine Company, Krausmann was winemaker for Esterlina Vineyards for the past three years, and Williams Selyem for the preceding six years. Her previous experience includes winemaker for Clos du Bois Wines and assistant winemaker for Freemark Abbey, as well as vintage experience at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cloudy Bay Wines, New Zealand. Krausmann received her enology degree from UC Davis.

“It is a privilege to craft wines from the extraordinary fruit of this heritage vineyard,” Krausmann said.

Compiled by Cathy Bussewitz. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.

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