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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[...]

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[...]