Low stream flow in summer and fall adversely affects salmon and steelhead rearing habitat and leads to unreliable water supplies for growers. We are bringing together agricultural interests, water development engineers and attorneys, urban water users, other conservation groups, state and federal water agencies, and local governments to work out practical solutions to these problems. TU and the wine industry learned that we have a common interest in practices such as the use of stored, rainy-season water for irrigation as an alternative to summertime pumping from salmon streams. We are partnering to make it happen.
Trout Unlimited and its Wine Industry partners launched the Water and Wine program on March 19, 2008 on the banks of Wine Creek in Sonoma County. Water and Wine participants account for more than 30 generations and 725 years of experience of agricultural stewardship:
Bevill Family Vineyards
Jackson Family Wines
Mauritson Vineyards and Winery
Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate
Mounts Vineyards and Winery
Robert Young Vineyards
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rued Vineyards and Winery
Wine Creek Vineyard
Redwood Empire Chapter, Trout Unlimited
Sonoma County Salmonid Coalition
Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
United Winegrowers for Sonoma County
Trout Unlimited invites other grapegrowers and winemakers to join us in conserving, protecting, and restoring California’s Wine Country.
For more information, please contact Mary Ann King at (510) 649-9987.
For more information about Water and Wine, download:
Water and Wine: Partners in Wine Country Stewardship (pdf, 1.46 MB)
Water and Wine - Joint Press Release (pdf, 23 KB)
Water and Wine in the Media:
Water and Wine - Media Excerpts (pdf, 56 KB)
Water and Wine is supported by: