Winegrape Grower Newsletters

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[...]

Mountains of the North Coast

Mountains of the North Coast

July 10th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer HEALDSBURG, CA – A group of more than 60 wine industry professionals engaged in a discussion about the factors involved in the evolution of the style and quality of wines from the Clear Lake appellations. This technical seminar, titled “Mountains of the North Coast – Climate, Viticulture & Winemaking in the Northern Mayacamas & Vaca Mountains,” was p[...]

Lake County Winegrape Commission Board Seated

Lake County Winegrape Commission Board Seated

July 10th, 2013

Susan Stout • Contributing Writer KELSEYVILLE, CA – Lake County winegrape growers recently re-elected three members to the Lake County Winegrape Commission Board of Directors. Peter Molnar, Obsidian Ridge Vineyards; David Weiss, Bella Vista Farming; and Buz Dereniuk, Catspaw Vineyard; were chosen by Lake County winegrape growers to continue to serve on the Board. Commission President Debra S[...]