The Future of Lake County: Vineyard and Grape Pricing Trends

April 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Lake County Winegrape Commission Office
3865 Main St
Kelseyville, CA 95451
Megan Hoberg
707-279-2633 ext 303

The final CDFA Grape Crush Report was released on March 9th and this year’s report shines a positive light on the Lake County wine industry. Clay Popko, Vice President of the Vineyard & Winery Group at American AgCredit, will take a deep look and review this key report to help you better understand the market and anticipate future trends that will affect the Lake County wine industry.

This seminar will provide attendees with insight to wine industry trends and knowledge that will help vineyard and winery owners to make better-educated decisions on what varietals plant, who to sell grapes to, and what the future might hold in this highly competitive North Coast wine industry.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by April 20th.


This seminar is intended for vineyard and
winery principals or C-level decision-makers


Clay PopkoSpeaker: Clay Popko, Vice President of the Vineyard & Winery Group at American AgCredit

Clay is responsible for lending activity throughout Northern California. His team provides a wide range of financing options including but not limited to real estate acquisition, winery construction, vineyard development, inventory and crop financing. He has served with American AgCredit for over 20 years with a focus in the Northern California vineyard and winery industry. Prior to joining American AgCredit, he obtained a B.S. in finance from San Diego State University and has a 30-unit certificate in accounting from Golden Gate University.

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Founded in 1916, American AgCredit is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, and is the nation’s fifth largest Farm Credit cooperative. American AgCredit specializes in providing financial services to agricultural and rural customers throughout California, Nevada, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico – as well as to capital markets customers throughout the country.

Wine grapes and wine, at nearly $2 billion in loan volume, comprise the largest component of the company’s commodity portfolio, and the lion’s share of that is in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake counties.

American AgCredit offers a broad range of agricultural loan, leasing, and insurance services from orchard, timber, row crops, winery, and livestock financing to equipment leasing and construction financing.


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