The 30th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Fest


What fun we had at the 30th Annual Great Sonoma Crab and Wine Festival. Proceeds benefit Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s agricultural education activities, including Ag Days for over 6,000 elementary school children, teachers and parents, scholarships, 4-H & FFA, Young Farmers & Ranchers, youth leadership activities, local fair exhibitors, farm worker and management training, environmental education and Farm Bureau Institute.

We chatted with local wine and cheese makers and enjoyed a tasting. To me it is all about the personal connection with the people. They work so hard to create and share their personal taste on wine and food. I meet cheesmaker Keith Adams of Wm Cofield. They are creating proper British Cheese on the Sonoma Coast. Keith Adams and Rob Hunter, founders of William Cofield Cheesemakers, are proud to introduce Wine Country to two tasty and exciting new cheeses: a complex, Stilton-inspired blue, a lush, cloth-bound aged Cheddar.

In my conversation with Karen Bianchi-Moreda of Valley Ford Cheese she told me that they were going to open a new place in Valley Ford. The barnwood building used to be a wool shop. She is going to give me a sneak peek of what they are going to do. Stay tuned. By the way love their cheese.

There were lots of great silent auction donations. In addition to supporting this great cause we came for the Sonoma Coast Dungeness Crab. It was great to see all of the Future Farmers of America and 4H club young members serve bowls filled of crab.

Will be an annual event on our calendar.