Originally Published: Virginia Dare Winery Facebook
Virginia Dare Public Relations
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. – Virginia Dare Winery announced that it has signed on as the premier partner of the Sonoma Stompers as part of a three-year sponsorship agreement. The independent, professional baseball team located at People’s Home Equity Ballpark at Arnold Field in the heart of Sonoma will partner with the historical winery whose origins date back to the 1830s, aligning with the beginning of baseball in the United States. American wines since 1835, Virginia Dare Winery celebrates the myths, people, places and history that shaped winemaking in this country.
“The Virginia Dare Winery and baseball both began around the same time in American history which is why this partnership is so fitting,” said Francis Ford Coppola. “As a baseball fan, I’m excited to be supporting a local team while also paying homage to the sport’s origins.”
Visitors to the ballpark will notice a few renovations this year, mostly to the ballpark’s most upscale food and beverage club section, which is now called Werowocomoco (WHERE-oh-whoa-como-ko). The name comes from the capital of the Powhatan Confederacy when Jamestown was founded in 1607, and ties in nicely with the early American Virginia Dare heritage story.
The Stompers opened the season May 31, 2016, and start their home season in Sonoma on Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. against the Vallejo Admirals. Full Season tickets, mini-plans and partial season tickets are on sale at www.StompersBaseball.com.