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.

Calendar of Events

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U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West 2:00 pm
U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West @ Sonoma County, CA
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions. What: Learn some of the driving forces behind consumers’ and[...]
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Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management 8:30 am
Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Special Targeted Education Event for Growers sponsored by: California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance & Lake County Winegrape Commission Welcome, Debra Sommerfield, Lake County Winegrape Commission & Clint Nelson, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards – Red Hills Increasing Performance[...]
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake 5:30 pm
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake @ Soper Reese Community Theatre
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and Lake County Winegrape Growers present AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake Clear Lake is thought to be over 450,000 years old making it[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, June 18, 2019
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 18, 2019
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Master Vigneron Academy®
Master Vigneron Academy®
Jun 19 all-day
Session #6 Lake County vineyards
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