Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jean Doppenberg is a lifelong journalist and the author of three guidebooks to Wine Country.

Five Years Later

What a long, strange trip it’s been. Five years ago the North Bay was devastated by wildfires that destroyed thousands…

In Search of Gold

Despite a tight local labor market and more jobs available than there are people to fill them, some staffing firms…

The Queen of Green

As a child, Karissa Kruse watched her grandparents in Nebraska run their farm during her summer vacations from school. “I…

On the Road to Change

Ford Pro and Sonoma County Winegrape Growers partner together to reduce greenhouse gases. The road to reducing greenhouse gases created…

Winemaker Moms

“One day I was working the grape harvest and the next day I had a baby,” says Abby Watt, winemaker…

Finding Hope

The lingering effects of the pandemic on what was once our “normal” lives have been difficult to overcome for many…

The Merlot Paradox

It’s been 17 years since the film Sideways was unleashed on the American wine-drinking public. Yet the Merlot grape continues…
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