About the Alliance: Our Mission
The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance (SVVGA) comprises hundreds of member wineries and grape growers as well as associate members who work together to promote awareness of the Sonoma Valley and its extraordinary wines and grapes, its incomparable climate, and its richly diverse terrain and terroir.
The organization was formed in 1992 by merging the Sonoma Valley Vintners Association and the Sonoma Valley Grape Growers Association. Because it is a collaboration of vintners and growers, it is a unique organization that shares a mission to promote Sonoma Valley wines and grapes, support cooperation and collaboration among Valley vintners and growers, and develop community awareness of the industry and its contributions to the unique lifestyle in Sonoma Valley.
Specific purposes of the SVVGA are:
- To promote awareness in the marketplace of the superior quality of Sonoma Valley grapes and wines
- To raise community awareness and to protect the central importance of the grape and wine industry to the local economy and to the quality of life in Sonoma Valley
- To assure a healthy social and political environment conducive to grape growing and winemaking
- To strive to maximize the quality of Sonoma Valley grapes and wines
SVVGA Scholarship Program
Each year, a total of $10,000 in college scholarships is offered for graduating high school students with a parent employed by a Sonoma Valley vineyard or winery. Forms are due in April, please contact the office at 707-935-0803 for more information.
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation - Grant Application Guide 2009 - 2010
The Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Foundation is pleased to provide you with these guidelines for submitting a grant proposal. The Foundation was established to raise funds to benefit charitable organizations that serve the Sonoma Valley. Please be assured that we appreciate the time it takes to prepare a grant application and that the Grant Allocation Committee will give your proposal careful and thorough consideration.
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation - Fund-A-Need Application
Thank you for your interest in partnering with the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Foundation as a Fund-A-Need (FAN) beneficiary for this year’s Harvest Wine Auction. We are pleased to be a source of support for the nonprofit organizations that serve the Sonoma Valley both through annual grants from auction proceeds and by selecting FAN beneficiaries who participate in the Wine Country Weekend and retain the funds raised through the auction of specific lots designated for them.