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Digital Services and Collections

Winefiles.org, now IWRDBInternational Wine Research Database (IWRDB.org) (Beta)
International Wine Research Database (IWRDB) at iwrdb.org is a collaborative project funded by the Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) through the California State Library. With the Sonoma County Wine Library serving as chief editor, IWRDB provides indexing and abstracting of articles on wine, winemaking, grapegrowing, the wine business and the history of wine. Beginning in the 1980s as a clippings file, IWRDB received an initial LSTA grant forming winefiles.org, and the latest grant (2013–2014) has brought it to another exciting level.

The items in the database include citations, abstracts and links to articles in the technical, academic, trade and consumer wine magazines and journals. There are also citations and summaries for newspaper articles, government documents, press releases, advertising brochures and other ephemera dealing with wine.

This project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. In addition, the project has been supported, financially and otherwise, for many years by the Wine Library Associates of Sonoma County and by several wine industry groups.

Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers
The Sonoma County Wine Library's online local history collection includes images of historical interest of the Sonoma County wine industry from the 1870s through the 1990s. These images portray the wine makers and companies of Sonoma County, past and present. Part of the Sonoma County Library's Heritage Collections.

Biblioteca Vinaria Sonoma
From proclamations of George III on wine regulations to letters describing the grape production in Sonoma Valley vineyards, the Sonoma County Wine Library's collection includes a wide range of historical texts on all aspects of viticulture and winemaking. The digitized books, pamphlets and ephemera available through the Sonoma Heritage Collection represent the majority of the Wine Library's holdings available in the public domain (published before 1923). Part of the Sonoma County Library's Heritage Collections.