By Mayra Lopez | For The Press Democrat – PressDemocrat.com – Photo: Michael Dolan | Churchill Design Studio.
Photo: Martin Guerrero and Olga Fernandez of Guerrero-Fernandez Winery in Windsor.
September signals a unique time of the year in Wine Country: harvest. Warm days linger to produce juicy and robust grapes that will be crushed into barrels to produce remarkable wines. Latinos play a vital role in keeping the wine industry moving in the region, from planting, growing and picking grapes to involvement in the actual process of making the wine. Among the Latinos who have come of age working in the wine industry, some of them have moved into management and ownership. Here are some Latino winemakers and wineries that are making a splash in Sonoma County, California.