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Lake County Featured in April Issue of Sunset

Lake County Featured in April Issue of Sunset

April 1st, 2014

Sunset Magazine's Wine Editor Sara Schneider toured Lake County with us last spring and recently penned, "A Perfect Day in Lake County, CA: A flight of young tasting rooms makes this unsung lake region the next great Northern California wine destination." Don't miss this lovely piece, which appears in the Northern California editions of the April 2014 issue.[...]

Lake County 2013 Winegrape Harvest Record Figures Buck the State Trend

Lake County 2013 Winegrape Harvest Record Figures Buck the State Trend

March 26th, 2014

  Kelseyville, CA – Lake County’s viticultural region experienced the greatest increase in harvested winegrapes in California last year when statewide totals showed another year of record harvested tons for grapes, according to the 2013 California Grape Crush Report recently released by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Lake County’s harvest numbers were up 25.3 per[...]

Lake County Farmers Gather to Discuss Drought Conditions

Lake County Farmers Gather to Discuss Drought Conditions

March 6th, 2014

Susan Stout Lake County News KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – In response to the statewide and local drought situation, the Lake County Winegrape Commission and Lake County Farm Bureau recently collaborated to present “Lake County Farm Drought Response,” a forum for the exchange of drought-related information. More than 75 people attended the Feb. 26 forum at the Soper-Reese Theatre in Lakeport. [...]

Discover Lake County—Again

Discover Lake County—Again

March 5th, 2014

Jim Clarke Grape Collective   Lake County, inland from Mendocino and north of Napa, has long been a California winemaker’s secret weapon. The county’s quality fruit has been used to beef up North Coast and California blends—even if the name Lake County rarely appeared on labels. Today, just as Hermitage once emerged from its shadowy role as the secret sauce in many Bordeaux, s[...]

North Coast Vineyard Services New Sponsor for Winegrape Commission

North Coast Vineyard Services New Sponsor for Winegrape Commission

February 25th, 2014

Susan Stout - Contributing Writer North Coast Vineyard Services LLC is delighted to become an affiliate sponsor of the Lake County Winegrape Commission. The company was founded by the Phillips family in 2008, and the current leadership of the company represents the seventh generation of Phillips family Californians. “We have deep roots in agriculture and have been growing premium wine grapes[...]

BelKorp Ag New Sponsor for Winegrape Commission

BelKorp Ag New Sponsor for Winegrape Commission

February 25th, 2014

Susan Stout - Contributing Writer BelKorp Ag is owned by Belkorp Industries Inc., a family-owned company, located in Vancouver, BC.  Its origins date back to the 1940s, and the company has grown over the past 70 years and has diversified holdings throughout the United States and Canada. As a local John Deere dealer, now in eight convenient locations, it is BelKorp Ag’s intent to provide its [...]

Lake County Wines Garner Impressive Awards  at American Fine Wine Competition

Lake County Wines Garner Impressive Awards at American Fine Wine Competition

February 25th, 2014

Susan Stout - Contributing Writer KELSEYVILLE, CA – Lake County wines are among the top award winners at this year’s American Fine Wine (AFW) Competition, one of the most prestigious wine contests in the nation, this month in southern Florida. The honors include Best of Class captured by Sol Rouge Winery’s “Gypsy Rouge” and several double gold, gold and silver awards to Lake County vintages. [...]

Master Sommelier Catherine Fallisgrape recommends - Valentine's Day Wines

Master Sommelier Catherine Fallisgrape recommends - Valentine's Day Wines

February 13th, 2014

grape goddess® recommends - Valentine's Day Wines Here comes Cupid, but in case his arrows don't hit the target, here are a few selections that should get the job done. Sparkling  - Cavicchioli 1928 Sparkling Lo Spumante Sorbara DOC Italy $14 This sweet sparkling white Lambrusco, made with 100% Malvasia, is floral, perfumed, and delicate with notes of peach and apricot.  - Korbel Sweet[...]

Lake County  Reds on the Rise

Lake County Reds on the Rise

February 4th, 2014

Wine Spectator Jan. 31 - Feb. 28, 2014 Lake County Reds on the Rise Remote and bucolic.Lake County has been known for two things:producing good-value Sauvignon Blancs and serving as a backup grape source for Napa and Sonoma .But that's changing. The region is making a name for itself with well-structured red wines. Located just north of Napa Valley, the viticultural region centers arou[...]

Lake County Wine Industry Builds Momentum with Seminar Series

Lake County Wine Industry Builds Momentum with Seminar Series

January 21st, 2014

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer Lake County Wine Industry Builds Momentum with Seminar Series Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Soper-Reese Theatre, Lakeport Keynote Presentations: Dan Aguilar from Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division, and Christian Miller, Full Glass Research and Wine Opinions   Kelseyville, CA – The Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) is pl[...]