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 January Grower Newsletter is now available: Lake County wines win big at 2019 SF Chronicle competition. Learn more about the High Valley AVa. Upcoming events. 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 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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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Feb 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, February 12, 2019
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, February 12, 2019
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