Events

Upcoming Events

November 17: 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.

Register for the webinar


November 3: Certified Sustainable Webinar

Join California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing auditor, Emily Farrant, Co-Founder, Two Leaves, LLC, as she demonstrates the process of becoming Certified Sustainable.

Emily will go through the online procedures for preparing certification audits and will instruct on how to log into the portal and complete the assessment process. She will also review best practices for managing the documents that auditors need to assess conformance. Emily will also provide tips on how to prepare for year-two requirements during the webinar and will take questions following the presentation.

Register for the webinar

Past Events

California Wine Month Logo

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:

Facebook (@LakeCountyWine)
Instagram (@lakecountywinegrapecommission)
YouTube (Lake County Winegrape Commission)

Learn more


Cindy Kron

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.

Learn more


Momentum 2020 logo

Momentum 2020 took place on June 11, 2020 as a virtual event designed to provide valuable insight into current market conditions.

Learn more


 

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.

Learn more


 

Group walking through vineyard

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.

Learn more


 

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.

Learn more


 

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.

Learn more


 

Group of attendees at crop insurance seminar

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.

Learn more


 

Woman opening wine bottle at Sauvignon Blanc Experience event

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.

Learn more


 

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.

Learn more


 

Momentum 2017 logo
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)

Learn more


 

momentum 2016 LOGO (2)
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

Learn more


 

Momentum 2015 promotional postcard graphic

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

Learn more


 

Momentum text and graphic

Momentum!

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


 

Elevate 2013 graphic

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


 

Wine, Tunes and Classic graphic

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
1
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ Video Conference (see Agenda)
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, December 1, 2020 – rev  
2
3
Certified Sustainable Webinar 1:00 pm
Certified Sustainable Webinar
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Speaker: Emily Farrant, Co-Founder, Two Leaves LLC Join California Certified Sustainable Winegrowing auditor, Emily Farrant, Co-Founder, Two Leaves, LLC, as she demonstrates the process of becoming Certified Sustainable. Emily will go through the online procedures[...]
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Skip to content