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Sonoma Wine Company & Winesecrets to Offer Comprehensive Custom Crush Services

Submitted By: Lewis Perdue, February 14, 2011

February 14, 2011, Sonoma County, CA -- Sonoma Wine Company, the North Bay Wine Country’s largest, full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery services provider has partnered with Winesecrets to offer cross platform services to their respective clients, providing the wine industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of services in California. Clients of both companies will now have the ability to be supported through the entire winemaking process; from sourcing and managing fruit, custom crushing and blending, bottling, labeling, barrel storage, bulk wine storage, and case goods storage services to a full spectrum of additional specialty vinification services. This newest partnership is a continuation of Sonoma Wine Company’s ongoing Strategy to develop strategic alliances with key supply chain service providers to assist client wineries with opportunities for improved efficiencies and reduced costs by providing a“one stop shopping” alternative. Previously, Sonoma Wine Company announced the formation of a strategic alliance with WTN Services™/The Winetasting Network, to offer a full service platform for Direct To Consumer fulfillment and compliance services, distribution and sales.

Sonoma Wine Company is a full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery partnering with wine producers from all over Northern California to crush, ferment, barrel, bottle and warehouse wine programs of all sizes. Annual production consists of crushing over 7,500 tons, bottling in excess of four million cases, managing over 65,000 barrels, and storing in excess 1.2 million cases of wine for clients both large and small - all while using some of the most environmentally sustainable winemaking practices in the industry

The partnership with Winesecrets will provide winery clients with additional vital services that will compliment their custom crush requirements by providing Crossflow filtration, centrifugal clarification, spoilage taint removal via Reverse Osmosis (RO), Alcohol Adjustment , Velcorin Dosing, Ultrafiltration, , and STARS (electrodialysis for instant cold stabilization), services.

Together, Sonoma Wine Company and Winesecrets becomes the ultimate in one-stop custom winemaking service.

Mark Castaldi, General Manager Sonoma Wine Company, indicated, “We are very enthusiastic about the alliance that we have recently forged with Winesecrets. This new partnership allows us to provide in-house filtration and wine finishing services to our outside clients at an extremely competitive price by eliminating the need for our clients to transport their wines to an outside location and the added costs associated with double handling. Winesecrets is a leader in this field and offers some of the newest and most comprehensive technologies available”.

“Sonoma Wine Company is a clear leader in cost effective production services,” said Eric Dahlberg, President of Winesecrets. “Our alliance with Sonoma Wine Company offers their clients access to cutting edge winemaking technologies while providing Winesecrets with an operating hub to service our new and existing customers.”

About Sonoma Wine Company

Sonoma Wine Company is a full-service crush-to-bottle contract winery partnering with wine producers from all over Northern California to crush, ferment, barrel, bottle and warehouse wine programs of all sizes. With six modern facilities located in both Sonoma and Napa counties we can accommodate any size program. With superior customer service and a wide array of equipment including state-of-the-art crush facilities, over two million gallons of stainless cooperage, and six modern bottling lines, we can tailor our facilities and highly experienced staff to match your program so you can spend the time connecting with your distributors, building your customer base and growing your brands. At Sonoma Wine Company we have tailored our business to match the size of almost any wine program from private label to large contract producers. Whether you’re producing 500 cases or 500,000 cases, as your brand grows, we will always grow with you.

About Winesecrets

Winesecrets was founded in 2003 to bring STARS, an environmentally friendly solution for tartaric stabilization to the North Ameican wine industry. Winesecrets other filtration services include Volatile Acidity Reduction, Brettanomyces (4EP/4EG) mitigation, and other taint removal. Winesecrets also provides mobile and fixed Alcohol Adjustment (at its Sebastopol, CA hub), Ultra Filtration, Cross-Flow Micro-Filtration and mobile centrifugal clarification. Other services include pH adjustment through bi-polar Electrodialysis, Thermo Flash must treatment and lees filtration via cross flow.