Upcoming Events

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In light of recent guidance from public health officials regarding the cancellation of events through the end of March to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Lake County Winegrape Commission regrets that Momentum 2020, which was scheduled for March 26, has been canceled.

The specific guidance urges cancellation or postponement of large events and those held in venues in which social distancing of at least six feet per person is not possible.

(Learn more about COVID-19 on the Winegrape Commission’s resources page.)

Refunds of ticket purchases will be issued automatically in the coming days. For any questions regarding refunds, please call the Lake County Winegrape Commission office at (707) 279-2633.

It is our hope that Momentum 2020 can be rescheduled in the coming months.


Past Events


Lake County Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting

The Lake County Sauvignon Blanc Virtual Tasting took place on May 8, 2020 and offered attendees the opportunity to learn about three of the region’s Sauvignon Blanc wines from the producers who crafted them. Watch a recorded video as these three Lake County producers lead viewers through an interactive tasting and share insights for why Lake County is an ideal location to grow this varietal.

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Post-Harvest Grower Tailgate

On October 30, 2019, the Lake County Winegrape Commission hosted a tailgate session in the vineyard to learn about preparing for fall freezes, weed management techniques, soil health practices, and grapevine trunk diseases with a focus on techniques to deal with Esca in Sauvignon Blanc vineyards.

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Bryan Rahn speaking at Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices workshop

Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management

On June 13, 2019, the Lake County Winegrape Commission partnered with California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) to host Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management workshop at Beckstoffer Vineyards-Red Hills.

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Greg Giusti on stage at AgVenture Lite

AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake

In partnership with the Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and Lake County Winegrape Growers, Greg Giusti, Emeritus Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension, presented What We Know About Clear Lake at the Soper Reese Theatre on June 13, 2019.

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Crop Insurance Seminar 2019

More than 90 Lake and Mendocino County winegrape growers attended an informational seminar on January 8, 2019, at The Lodge at Blue Lakes in Upper Lake, California to learn more about the workings of crop insurance and how the federal program can be used to reduce farming risk.

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Sauvignon Blanc Experience 2018

Sauvignon Blanc is suddenly the coolest wine on the planet! And the place to find out why this varietal is now the toast of the wine world is the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Experience, a two-day event in Lake County, California that includes an International Symposium for the trade and a Grand Tasting for consumers.

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Winemaker Mark Burch and two sommeliers at Somm Camp 2017

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.

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Liz Thach speaking at Momentum 2017

Momentum 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017
2017 Momentum Program:

  • Keynote: John Szabo, MS, author of Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power.
  • State of Lake County Wine Industry (Glenn Proctor, Ciatti Global Wine & Grape Brokers)
  • Preferences of the American Wine Consumer (Dr. Liz Thach, MW)
  • Business Succession Planning (Jeff Clark, Live Oak Bank)
  • Technical Tasting of Volcanic Wines (John Szabo)

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Jonathan Walters on stage at Momentum 2016

Momentum 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The must-attend event for the Lake County winegrape industry!

  • Get the latest news on the supply/demand for Lake County winegrapes
  • Learn from wine media luminaries as they discuss what it takes to build a wine region
  • Examine the growth of and opportunity for Lake County Sauvignon Blanc

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Momentum 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015
The must-attend event for the Lake County winegrape industry!

  • Find out where demand for Lake County grapes is headed
  • Get all your vineyard questions answered during the “ask a Winegrower” panel
  • Connect with local wine industry colleagues

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Three seminars for Lake County winegrowers, winery owners, winemakers, and tasting room managers, November 2013, January 2014, and March 2014. Learn more


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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


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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

Calendar of Events

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting 5:00 pm
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting
Experience Lake County Sauvignon Blanc from the comfort of your home during this virtual tasting. Sauvignon Blanc is Lake County’s flagship varietal – it grows beautifully in the region’s abundant sunshine and clean mountain air.[...]
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ Video Conference (see agenda)
May 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, May 19, 2020
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ Video Conference (see agenda)
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, May 19, 2020
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