Water Stewardship in Drought Conditions – May 13, 2:00 PM
On May 13, 2021, the Lake County Winegrape Commission and Lake County Farm Bureau hosted a webinar to help farmers manage their water usage during drought conditions.
Clay Shannon, Shannon Ranches & Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Bryan Rahn, Coastal Viticultural Consultants, Cameron Mauritson, Thomas Mauritson Vineyards, Broc Zoller, PhD, Zoller Vineyards, and Sheriff Brian Martin provided valuable information.
Certified Organic Versus Certified Sustainable Webinar
On February 11, 2021, California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing auditor, Emily Farrant, Two Leaves, LLC, Tony Britton, Marimar Estate Vineyards and Winery, and Ariel Russell, Auditor for Certified Organic and Certified Sustainable Winegrowing discussed the key differences between the certification processes.
Wine Enthusiast Webinar: How Volcanic Soils Create ‘Intensity of Place’
“Volcanic wines” is an emerging category of wines that is as fascinating as it is rare, and yet little understood. How do volcanic soils influence the growth and production of various wines? What challenges do volcanics soils present? What qualities do they impart to wines like Cabernet Sauvignon?
Jim Gordon will host Joy Merrilees of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, Peter Molnar of Obsidian Wine Co., and Master Sommelier John Szabo as they explore volcanic wine regions around the world, most notably Lake County.
Certified Sustainable Webinar
On December 3, 2020, California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing auditor, Emily Farrant, Co-Founder, Two Leaves, LLC, demonstrated the process of becoming Certified Sustainable.
Emily went through the online procedures for preparing certification audits and instructed on how to log into the portal and complete the assessment process. She also reviewed best practices for managing the documents that auditors need to assess conformance.
Explore Lake County’s AVAs
Throughout the month of September, you can learn more about the unique qualities of Lake County AVAs. Simply follow us on social media:
Webinar: Two Invasive Species Threaten Grapevines – Brown Marmorated Stinkbug and Spotted Lanternfly
Proper identification of invasive species can contribute to early detection and action to prevent the insect’s establishment and economic loss. On July 23, 2020, Dr. Cindy Kron, UCCE IPM Advisor serving Sonoma, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino counties discussed the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug and Spotted Lanternfly. Watch a recorded video and download the presentation.
Momentum 2020 took place on June 11, 2020 as a virtual event designed to provide valuable insight into current market conditions.
Lake County SOMM Camp 2017
For three days in early June, 16 sommeliers from major restaurants in Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area attended Lake County SOMM Camp. This event was presented by the Lake County Winegrape Commission in collaboration with The SOMM Journal. It offered a unique opportunity to provide key influencers in the wine trade with a first-hand experience of the region’s wines, winemakers, winegrape growers, stunning landscape, and burgeoning food-and-wine scene.
Three seminars for Lake County winegrowers, winery owners, winemakers, and tasting room managers, November 2013, January 2014, and March 2014. Learn more
ELEVATE! 2013 Lake County Winegrower BBQ
The Honorable Mike Thompson and his wife Jan hosted the event at their Adobe Creek Ranch on June 30, 2013. Attendees enjoyed scrumptious appetizers, a delightful barbecue with all the fixin’s, and a wide variety of Lake County wines in a beautiful vineyard setting. Learn more
Wines, Tunes & Classics, 2013
A Lake County wine tasting, music and antique car event. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at the California Automobile Museum, Sacramento, Calif. Learn more
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