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.
Lake County: Home of High-Elevation Volcanic Wines
Volcanic wines are beginning to get a lot of attention in the wine world these days. This increased interest in wines grown on volcanic soils is partly the result of a generation of wine drinkers looking for new and unusual flavors and varietals.

For those who make and love wine, it’s a compelling topic. Experts agree that the soil in which grapevines grow has a substantial impact on the character of the grapes those vines produce.

But what exactly are “volcanic wines”?
Red Hills AVA Lake County by Nathan DeHart

Master Vigneron Academy Website


In 2012, LCWC established the Master Vigneron Academy®, the first program of its kind dedicated to cultivating a professional workforce of vineyard personnel and supervisors.

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The Vine Line Podcast

The Vine Line podcast is an audio resource produced by LCWC for grape growers and winemakers. It includes lectures and other technical presentations related to the wine industry. Learn more

Weather Resources

Wind machine in vineyard
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.

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Calendar of Events

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LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office and Video Conference
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee Meeting, May 2, 2022
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LCWC Community & Industry Relations Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Community & Industry Relations Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office and Video Conference
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Community Industry Relations Committee Meeting, May 3, 2022
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office and Video Conference
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee Meeting, May 10, 2022
LCWC Board Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office and Video Conference
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, May 10, 2022
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Webinar – Water Resilience for Vineyards in Drought 8:00 am
Webinar – Water Resilience for Vineyards in Drought
May 11 @ 8:00 am – May 12 @ 12:00 pm
Webinar – Water Resilience for Vineyards in Drought
  Join some of the top experts in viticulture and water to learn about policy, regulations, and strategies to cope with drought in vineyards. When: May 11 – 12, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Topics include:[...]
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