The Wine Country Online

Summer 2001
Farm and Garden

We were delighted to be featured in the Food & Wine section of August 8's issue of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat. The story "Plan for a Perfect Picnic" by Diane Peterson may be seen on-line at The recipe referred to for brine-curing olives may be seen in our archives.

Fresh flowers at The Working Garden, Healdsburg
Welcome to our seventh issue and a summer focus on Sonoma County agriculture. It has been a bit of a dry winter, and as June approaches the hills are already showing hints of gold on winter's lush green grass. The county seems to have gotten off to a good early growing season, and the farm markets are overflowing with the delicious and healthful produce, baked goods and cheeses we are so justly famous for.

You will find a new department in called Sonoma County Arts, where in this issue we feature Sändra Novia's Healdsburg Arts Update and photo essays of Art in the Garden by Todd Reed and Wine Country Gardens by Jack Burton.

This quarterly online magazine of California food and wine arts will be published seasonally, posted on the solstices and equinoxes. We will introduce you year-round to the food and wine artisans, the picnics and the places which make Northern California wine country (and Sonoma County in particular) such a wonderful place to live and visit.

I intend for this fledgling publication to be a conversational and interactive journal of our lives and times in this most scenic and tasty part of the Golden State. It is to this end that I welcome your comments or contribution of words.


Jack Burton
709 Fitch St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448


I would like to thank all the people who have generously given their time and enthusiasm to this issue:

Feature Writing:

    Penelope La Montagne
    Vanessa Barrington
    Bo Simons   Sonoma Co. Wine Library
    Frédérique Lavoipierre   Garden Writer
    Sändra Novia
    Jack Burton


    Penelope La Montagne
    Vanessa Barrington
    Jack Burton


    Todd Reed
    Jack Burton
    Vanessa Barrington




    Penelope La Montagne


    Marci Murphy   Murphy Business Services

HTML and Imaging:

    Jeffrey Kopp
Issue #7 Copyright © June 2001 by Jack Burton

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