Grower Spotlights

Jed Steele

Jed Steele, Steele Vineyards, Lake County, by Nathan DeHartJed Steele’s pioneering roots in Lake County winemaking sprawl across the North Coast wine region and span five decades. Jed began his winemaking career working in the cellar at Stony Hill Winery in Napa Valley before obtaining his master’s degree in enology from UC Davis in 1974. He spent the next eight years as the winemaker and vineyard manager at Edmeades Winery in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley before a phone call altered the course of his life and career. Read more about Jed Steele.

 

 

Hawk and Horse Vineyards

Mitch and Tracey Hawkins holding bottle of wineMitch and Tracey Hawkins and the Boies Family are the proprietors of Hawk and Horse Vineyards. Its mountain vineyards are situated at elevations up to 2,200 feet in Lake County. Hawk and Horse Vineyards is also home to cattle, competitive rodeo horses, and an enormous range of wildlife, from red-tailed hawks and owls to bear, wild boar, bobcats, mountain lions. Read more about Hawk and Horse Vineyards.

 

 

Bartolucci Vineyards

Ron and Deanna Bartolucci standing in vineyardThe Bartolucci family has been growing winegrapes in California since 1921. It was then that Andrea Bartolucci, who had emigrated from Italy only a few years before, purchased his first vineyard. Since then, a passion for the land and for winegrape growing has been passed down from generation to generation. Preserving and sustaining the quality of the land is something the Bartoluccis take very seriously. Read more about Bartolucci Vineyards.

 

 

Luchsinger Vineyards

Bernie Luchsinger and Pilar Luchsinger White walking in vineyardCultural experiences often have lifetime influences on people. For Bernie Luchsinger, owner of Luchsinger Vineyards (along with Pilar Luchsinger White), the social aspects of friends and family gathering to share a glass of wine, coupled with the widespread acceptance of wine as a social activity in Chile, where he was born, were factors that inspired his love and appreciation for wine and the wine industry. Read more about Luchsinger Vineyards.

 

 

Elk Mountain Vineyard

Percheron draft horse at Elk Mountain VineyardThis story, which brings together winegrapes and draft horses, begins with a married couple, the pursuit of a dream, a ranch in Alexander Valley, and four French Percheron horses that needed rescue. It’s the story of Elk Mountain Vineyard. “We purchased the ranch for the horses,” says Dana. As it turned out they had bought a vineyard with thirty acres of Sauvignon Blanc in a world-class region for the varietal. Read more about Elk Mountain Vineyard.

 

 

Schlies Family / Sandy Bend Vineyard

Schlies family in Sandy Bend VineyardIn 2006, Chris and Christine Schlies acquired nearly 30 acres (now Sandy Bend Vineyard) in Upper Lake, Calif. They have made a commitment to sustainable winegrape growing. The Sandy Bend Vineyard is located along Middle Creek in Upper Lake. It was previously a walnut orchard. Today it includes 4-1/2 acres of Muscat, about 1/2 – 2/3 acres of Sauvignon Musque, and a little more than 24 acres of Sauvignon Blanc. Read more about the Schlies family.

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Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, August 11, 2020
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