LCWC Mission & History

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The Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) is a marketing order established in 1991 to promote the region’s premium winegrapes and to assist winegrape growers through marketing, research, and educational programs. LCWC is a state agency with oversight by the California Department of Food & Agriculture and is funded by a self-assessment of Lake County winegrape growers on the sale of winegrapes to wineries.

History

Since its inception, the Lake County Winegrape Commission has marketed the premium Lake County winegrape growing region to new and existing grape buyers and wineries all over California. The Commission also assists growers in a variety of activities, including educational and research programs that benefit growers’ vineyard development.

In 1991 when the statewide California Winegrape Commission was voted down, Bob Roumiguiere, a local grower and president of the Lake County Grape Growers Association, saw the opportunity for local Lake County winegrape growers to band together and, with the LCGGA, he spearheaded the creation of a local commission dedicated to the marketing and research of Lake County’s premium North Coast winegrapes.

Today, the Lake County Winegrape Commission is instrumental in developing the Lake County winegrape region’s unwavering commitment to high-quality winegrapes through education, marketing, and research. Lake County winegrape sales have increased to $40 million dollars in sales in 2008, and the LCWC is one of the many positive forces marketing Lake County agriculture.

Meetings

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    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 10:00 am
    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ Video Conference
    Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee Meeting, June 13, 2024
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee Meeting, June 25, 2024
    LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
    LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 25, 2024
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management 7:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    In-the-Vineyard Tailgate Session for Spanish -Speaking Vineyard Workers LEARN HOW TO… Assess, restore, and maintain soil health Implement sustainable farming practices Develop irrigation management plans Event Details Wednesday, June 26, 2024 7:30 a.m. – 11:30[...]
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays 4:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    You are invited to attend the Grower Conversation series hosted by Lake County Winegrowers. This series aims to connect growers, buyers, and industry experts to discuss the climate of today’s market. Each conversation will feature[...]
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