IMG_1337Discover Sonoma County Wine is a website and various social media platforms created to support and promote wineries and tourism in Sonoma County.  It was established by and is run by Jolene Patterson, an American Wine specialist that also promotes wine from many other American Wine regions.

We work with Winegrowers, Vintners, Sommeliers, Restaurants and Non-Profits in Sonoma County to develop an awareness of the rich diversity of food, wine, and natural beauty that is available in Northern California.

Some of these groups include, but are not limited to Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma County Winegrowers, Alexander Valley Winegrowers, Dry Creek Valley Winegrowers, Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Sonoma Valley Wine, Carneros Wine Allianciance, Heart of Sonoma, Sonoma County Visitors Bureau, Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, The Wine Road, and Sonoma Chat.

We maintain an Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ accounts to help various organizations and wineries promote their events, wineries, and community programs.

Additionally, we host educational tastings to promote wines to Sommeliers in Restaurants and to improve the quality of wine lists featuring Sonoma County wine.

We are currently working on a “Best Wine Lists in Sonoma County” article and are interested in covering restaurants in Northern California that feature an extensive Sonoma County wine list. If you are such a restaurant, please feel free to reach out to Jolene Patterson ( to have your wine list evaluated in the review.

Wineries or Organizations that are interested in having Social Media coverage of your event, products or organization may also contact Jolene for availabiltiy.

More about Jolene Patterson:  

I have lived an worked in Northern California since 1969.  I am a farmer at heart and love to talk about sustainability, organic, and biodynamic growing.  I am an amateur photographer, but my photographic images have been displayed in national and international publications and are currently licensed to the Smithsonian.

Most of the photographic images on this website and on various related Social Media accounts, I have personally taken. Please don’t copy any of my intellectual property without appropriate credit. If you would like to use one of my images, please type: PHOTO CREDIT ~ Discover Sonoma County Wine.


Public relations and marketing groups requesting coverage of Northern California events, please feel free to contact Jolene Patterson ( 

Unsolicited wine is not accepted for review, although some of the reviews that I provide on social media relate to wines that have been provided to me as samples either by associates, industry organizations, or wineries.


Favorite Quotes about Sonoma County:

Clark Wolf described Sonoma County as “the good looking kid in high school that didn’t know he was good looking so he was nice to everyone.”

Luther Burbank called Sonoma County “the chosen spot of all the earth as far as nature is concerned.”