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This was one of the best tastings I have done. Laura is truly passionate about her aperitifs and products. We enjoyed hearing her stories, and her generosity and excitement made our trip off the beaten path well worth it. Foodies and seekers of unique and independent artisanal finds should not miss this gem.
— Devra C., Berkeley, CA, via Yelp

"Sonoma Aperitif Introducting Exotic Infusions to the Bay Area," by Susan Hathaway, Bay Area Bites, KQED's Bay Area Foodie Website, April 6, 2015

"Her pale, pastel-colored concoctions brewed with various fruits, herbs and flowers are intensely aromatic, complex and exquisitely delicate, belying their 16% alcohol content. Featuring the haunting smells of ingredients like oroblanco, yali pear, Chinese quince, bergamot, blood orange and feijoa (pineapple guava), her essences are miles removed from the overly bitter and “it’s-an-acquired-taste” commercial products like Campari and Fernet-Branca or syrupy mass-market stuff like Dubonnet."   

"Let the Spirits Move You: Elixirs Extraordinaire," by Michele Anna Jordan, Sonoma Magazine, March-April 2015 

"One of the region’s newest delicacies, Hagar’s ethereal blends of wine and vodka infused with fruits, herbs and flowers are aromatic and refreshing, meant to be sipped before a meal to whet the appetite and awaken the senses." 

"What is It? Qu'est-ce que c'est is an aperitif by any other name" by Gretchen Giles, Made Local Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014.

"Ethereal Aperitifs,"  by Jessica Yadegaran, San Jose Mercury News, August 3, 2014.

"Hagar Rush, a former food and wine writer, is about to make a big splash in some very small glasses. Rush is the brains behind Sonoma Aperitif, a line of exquisitely delicate, seasonal aperitifs, infused with fruits herbs, and flowers . . . Her releases ($25), which include a perky white nectarine and rose, a lush raspberry-lavender and a zippy vin de pamplemousse, made from oro blancos, the pomelo-grapefruit hybrid, look like bottled watercolors. They taste fresh and finish smooth and, at 16 percent alcohol, are less boozy and bitter than their commercial counterparts."        

"Worklife: Sonoma Aperitif,"  NorthBay biz, August 2014

"Wineries Growing in Penngrove," Petaluma Argus Courier, July 22, 2014

Press Resources

Bio of Sonoma Aperitif founder Laura Hagar Rush

Photography by Miranda Rush. Please give her photo credit if you use any of these images.