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Grape Growers Leverage Technology to Manage Vineyard Water Use

Grape Growers Leverage Technology to Manage Vineyard Water Use

October 23rd, 2014

Susan Stout ♦ Contributing Writer Grape Growers Leverage Technology to Manage Vineyard Water Use                                               Part One in a Series Kelseyville, CA – In this third consecutive year of drought, water supply and demand once again have become important issues across California. As of early October, more than 80 percent of California is experiencing “extreme” or “exc[...]

Lake County 2014 Winegrape Harvest Wraps Up

Lake County 2014 Winegrape Harvest Wraps Up

October 23rd, 2014

Susan Stout ♦ Contributor Writer Lake County 2014 Winegrape Harvest Wraps Up Growers Pushed by Compressed Season and Impressed with Quality Kelseyville, CA – Winegrape producers throughout Lake County have completed a “fast and furious” harvest yielding flavorful berries that match or exceed the high quality of recent years. Early in the season, vineyard owners and managers reported starting [...]

Umpqua Bank, Forbes’ Best Banks list this year and made Fortune’s list of “Best Companies to Work For

Umpqua Bank, Forbes’ Best Banks list this year and made Fortune’s list of “Best Companies to Work For"

May 27th, 2014

Umpqua Bank, a Lake County Winegrape Commission Affiliate Sponsor, is on Forbes’ Best Banks list this year and made Fortune’s list of “Best Companies to Work For,” bank representatives have announced. As the West Coast’s largest independent community bank with locations throughout California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada, Umpqua Bank provides a wide range of personal and business banking produ[...]

Bellissimo! Wine Country Catering

Bellissimo! Wine Country Catering

May 27th, 2014

Barbara Flynn and her business, Bellissimo! Wine Country Catering, are no strangers to the Lake County Winegrape Commission. Bellissimo! has provided catering to several Commission events, and it is one of the Commission’s helpful Affiliate Sponsors. Bellissimo! provides catering for special events, gala affairs, cocktail parties and other gatherings throughout Lake County. With roots in Lak[...]

Winegrape Commission Board Members Welcomed

Winegrape Commission Board Members Welcomed

April 25th, 2014

By Susan Stout  -  Contributing Writer Record Bee KELSEYVILLE -- The Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) members welcomed two new members to its board of directors following an election completed by the region's winegrowers; Bill Oldham of Oldham Vineyards and Bonnie Sears of Beckstoffer Vineyards will be officially seated during the commission's board meeting in May. Concurrently, th[...]

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[...]