Winegrape Grower Newsletters

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[...]

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[...]

Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench AVAs Approved

Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench AVAs Approved

October 12th, 2013

Terry Dereniuk • Contributing Writer Kelseyville, CA – David Weiss, Chairman of the Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench Growers Committee, announced the recent publication of the final rule establishing two new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Lake County by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).  Weiss noted that the process to finally getting these new AVAs approved was a l[...]

Vintage Nurseries is Testing to Meet the Challenges

Vintage Nurseries is Testing to Meet the Challenges

October 11th, 2013

52-327 – Vintage Nurseries 9/26/13 Wine Business.com   BROOK ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS 26526 Isabella Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91351 Vintage Nurseries is dedicated to supplying the cleanest materials as possible to the industry.  The nursery, an industry leader located in Wasco, California, is one of North America’s largest grapevine nurseries, with products ranging from [...]

Shannon Ranches Earns Sustainable Certification

Shannon Ranches Earns Sustainable Certification

October 11th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer Lower Lake, CA – Shannon Ranches is proudly farming all 745 acres of its Lake County vineyards sustainably, and it has the official certifications to show for it. Since Shannon Ranches started production of winegrapes in Lake County, the family-owned business has practiced sustainable methods. The Shannon Ranch vineyards recently earned the distinction “[...]

2013 Winegrape Harvest Begins; High-quality Fruit Expected

2013 Winegrape Harvest Begins; High-quality Fruit Expected

September 6th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer KELSEYVILLE, CA – An increase in Lake County winegrape tons per acre and overall value contributed to a boost in the gross value of the county’s overall agriculture production last year, according to the 2012 Lake County Crop Report. The Lake County Department of Agriculture released the annual report in mid-August just as the 2013 winegrape harvest was [...]

Affiliate Sponsor: The Ranch Winery

Affiliate Sponsor: The Ranch Winery

September 6th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer The Ranch Winery joins the Lake County Winegrape Commission as one of the Affiliate Sponsors offering a wide variety of services to Lake County winegrape growers and winemakers. The Ranch can provide state-of-the-art equipment to handle the range of winemaking processes from crush to bottle for both small and large clients, according to General Manager Bob M[...]

Crop Report Shows Increase in Lake County Winegrape Value and Production

Crop Report Shows Increase in Lake County Winegrape Value and Production

September 6th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer KELSEYVILLE, CA – An increase in Lake County winegrape tons per acre and overall value contributed to a boost in the gross value of the county’s overall agriculture production last year, according to the 2012 Lake County Crop Report. The Lake County Department of Agriculture released the annual report in mid-August just as the 2013 winegrape harvest was gett[...]

Umpqua Bank Joins Lake County Winegrape Commission' group of Affiliate Sponsors

Umpqua Bank Joins Lake County Winegrape Commission' group of Affiliate Sponsors

July 10th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer Umpqua Bank recently joined the Lake County Winegrape Commission’s group of affiliate sponsors. “Umpqua Bank is happy to support the Commission and the winegrape community of Lake County,” says Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Manager Dave Duncan. Umpqua Bank is the West Coast’s largest independent community bank, with locations throughout Califo[...]