The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation and the Sonoma County Winegrowers will hold the 15th annual Sonoma County Regional Pruning Contests and County Pruning Championship on Feb. 28, at SRJC Shone Farm beginning at 8:30 a.m. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Shone Farm is located at 6225 Eastside Road, Forestville. All events are open to the public with advanced registration.

Regional AVA's will run heats to determine the top two winners to represent each AVA. These winners go immediately onto the championship held that same day. Cash prizes and gifts are awarded to the winners.

To attend as a spectator RSVP by Feb. 19 at

Contestant applications are due by Feb. 21. Walk-in contestants are discouraged. Please see the form below.For additional information, please contact Karen at or 522-5862.

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