After working for large wineries and seeing consolidation and corporatization in the industry throughout Napa and Sonoma counties, Elizabeth Schneider, host of the award-winning wine podcast Wine for Normal People, and Laura Perret Fontana, daughter of a St. Helena mom-and-pop winery and marketing professional, decided to start Sonoma Underground
as a way to highlight small, independent wineries in the region who are creating amazing wine under the radar. A benefit for the Active 20-30 Club of Sebastopol, Sonoma Underground welcomes 15 producers to bring their limited-release wines together for an inaugural tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Longboard Vineyards, 5 Fitch St., Healdsburg. 2pm. $49–$59. undergroundwineevents.com.