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: LCWC in partnership with the Lake County Winery Association has launched a new website to serve as an educational resource about the Lake County wine region. 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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ROOTSTOCK 11:00 am
ROOTSTOCK @ Napa Valley College
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lake County winegrape growers can receive a 25% discount on the General Admission All-Access and General Admission Symposium & Happy Hour passes by using the code LCWC. For more information, please visit www.rootstocknapa.com, contact bcarpenter@napagrowers.org,[...]
Preparing the Vineyard for Winter 1:00 pm
Preparing the Vineyard for Winter
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Register for a free webinar sponsored by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance to learn key tips and practices for preparing your vineyard for winter and how to prevent erosion in the vineyard during the rainy[...]
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Pesticide Container Recycling Collection 9:00 am
Pesticide Container Recycling Collection @ Ag Unlimited
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Agricultural pesticide containers will be accepted for recycling free of charge. This annual event is hosted by the Lake County Department of Agriculture and Ag Unlimited. Download this flier for more information.
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Lake/Mendocino IPM Seminar 8:00 am
Lake/Mendocino IPM Seminar @ Hopland Research and Extension Center
Nov 16 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Price: $45 (online). Includes lunch. Sponsored by LCWC and UC Cooperative Extension. Online registration closes Nov. 13. The amount of CE Credits for the seminar are 1 HR of Laws and 6.5 Hrs of other.[...]
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