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 Rise of the Red Hills of Lake County
This is volcano country. The rocks are obsidian, a silica-heavy glass that formed near the end of the eruption cycle of nearby Mount Konocti, last active about 11,000 years ago. Those red soils, too, are the product of Mount Konocti, which once smothered its radius with blazing, mineral-rich lava. If you stand on the rock piles in the Obsidian Ridge Vineyard, which slopes from 2,300 feet at its base to 2,640 feet at its peak, you can see for miles.
Obsidian Ridge, photo by Santiago Mejia, SF Chronicle
UPDATE: Industry leaders in Lake County are using data gathered in recent wildfire to help wineries and grape growers minimize the impact from these natural disasters. 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 Experience


The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Experience was a two-day event in Lake County, California that included an International Symposium for the trade and a Grand Tasting for consumers.
Learn more about it at the Sauvignon Blanc Experience website, where you can watch video presentations on the history of the varietal and the impact of crop load, AVA, yeast, Brix levels, and clonal differences.

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

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Calendar of Events

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LCWC Board Meeting 4:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, December 4, 2018
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North Coast Wine Industry Expo 9:00 am
North Coast Wine Industry Expo @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
North Coast Wine Industry Expo @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds | Santa Rosa | California | United States
North Coast Wine Industry Expo Trade Show and Conference Expands The 7th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, is scheduled to take place[...]
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2018 Annual Laws & Regulations Meetings 8:00 am
2018 Annual Laws & Regulations Meetings
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am
December 10 & 20 Continuing education credit is available. For more information, call the Lake County Agriculture Department at (707) 263-0217.
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