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Sonoma Magazine Wins Prestigious Maggie Awards

Sonoma Magazine won two top awards on Friday, May 6 at the Annual Maggie Awards Banquet, the most prestigious publishing event in the West. 

Competing with print and digital magazines from 24 states, Sonoma Magazine was awarded a Maggie for “best regional and state magazine. ” The winning issue, Welcome to Beer Country, included a 30-page showcase of the people and places behind Sonoma County’s booming craft beer business.

Sonoma Magazine President Michael Zivyak receives the Maggie Awards in Los Angeles
Sonoma Magazine President Michael Zivyak receives the Maggie Awards in Los Angeles

Sonoma Magazine also took home the top award in the category of “best interview/profile story” for Up Against the Wall, Phil Barber’s gripping account of the historic Dawn Wall climb last winter by Santa Rosa resident Kevin Jorgeson and climbing partner Tommy Caldwell.

The Maggie Awards are given out by the Western Publishing Association for excellence in magazine journalism in more than 100 different categories. Over 300 leading publishing professionals were in attendance at this year’s Maggie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, which covered work published in print and online in 2015.



Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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