Lake County Terroir
Master Vigneron Academy
Stewardship
Lake County Terroir
Lake County’s intensity of place – climate, soils, and sunlight – produces grapes and wines of compelling quality and character.
Master Vigneron Academy
Demonstrating innovation and leadership, the Lake County Master Vigneron Academy is the only program of its kind in the US.
Stewardship
Lake County growers are leaders in sustainability, focused on quality, industry-leading viticultural practices, and widespread vineyard certification.
The Producers Behind California’s Volcanic Wines
With the current buzz around “volcanic wines,” the possibility that Mount Konocti or any surrounding cinder cones could erupt after 11,000 years may just be a boon for the image of Lake County wines. The imprint that the region’s rocky, gravelly, volcanic soils makes on the wines of Lake County is impossible to ignore. While broad-stroke assertions that the wines taste like volcanic ash, iron or salt don’t apply, the final bottlings do have unique characteristics due to the region’s difficult conditions and high-elevation vineyards. Owners, winemakers and vineyard managers from four of the highest-rated estates in this Northern California region share how they tame the wild, unforgiving hills of Lake County and craft wonderful wines.
UPDATE: The March Grower Newsletter is now available: How volcanic wines are shaping the identity of the Lake County wine region. Guidance on CFDA questionnaire. And more. LEARN MORE

Discover Lake County

Known as “The Mountains of the North Coast,” Lake County is an exciting high-elevation wine region located in Northern California’s prestigious North Coast appellation. What makes this area so special?

2018 Sauvignon Blanc Symposium

Sauvignon Blanc Experience, 2018, Credit Bill Groody
“The 2018 International Sauvignon Blanc Symposium held last spring in Lake County, California provided a comprehensive overview from experts in climatology, soils and plant/clonal material, and international and local viticulturists and winemakers all focused on the production of Sauvignon Blanc,” writes Wine Business Monthly in a recent issue. Read the full article

Weather Resources

For growers, weather is an ongoing topic of discussion – and for good reason. Daily and seasonal weather conditions have a significant impact on vineyards. To help you stay informed, the Commission provides a number of resources, from the Western Weather Service to monthly climate reports. Read More

weather resources

Calendar of Events

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Sheep & Grapes 8:30 am
Sheep & Grapes @ Napa Valley College, Student Activity Center
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
A workshop about the production, soil health, and climate benefits of integrating sheep into the vineyard. Hear from Wine Country farmers, as well as university and extension specialists. Learn about the benefits of sheep grazing[...]
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee, April 2, 2019
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LCWC Marketing Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
LCWC Marketing Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Marketing Committee, April 9, 2019
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LCWC Research & Education Committee Meeting 9:00 am
LCWC Research & Education Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Agenda – LCWC Research and Education Committee, April 11, 2019
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LCWC Community/Industry Relations Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Community/Industry Relations Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Community-Industry Relations Committee, April 12, 2019
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LCWC Budget Working Group 2:00 pm
LCWC Budget Working Group @ LCWC Office
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Budget Working Group, April 16, 2019
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LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee, April 25, 2019
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