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

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Spanish and English Language USDA Housing Fair 1:00 pm
Spanish and English Language USDA Housing Fair @ Glebe Hall
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Lake County Economic Development Corporation (Lake EDC), in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is planning a Spanish and English Language Community Housing Fair on Saturday, March 16, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  The[...]
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Pan American Training Session: Sexual Harassment Prevention & Agricultural Management Training 9:00 am
Pan American Training Session: Sexual Harassment Prevention & Agricultural Management Training @ Big Valley Hall
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pan American Training Session: Sexual Harassment Prevention & Agricultural Management Training @ Big Valley Hall
This two-session workshop, presented by Pan American Insurance Services, will be conducted in Spanish for Spanish-speaking foreman, supervisors, and managers.   Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Big Valley Hall, 1510 Big Valley Road,[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, March 26, 2019
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, March 26, 2019
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UC Davis Viticulture and Enology on the Road in Lake County 8:30 am
UC Davis Viticulture and Enology on the Road in Lake County @ Soper-Reese Community Theater
Mar 28 @ 8:30 am – 1:15 pm
UC Davis Viticulture and Enology on the Road in Lake County @ Soper-Reese Community Theater
  Since 2012, the Department of Viticulture and Enology has taken various researchers “on the road”. These educational seminars serve to not only communicate to the California wine industry the research being done here at[...]
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