Upcoming Events

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Lake County Pruning School: 2023-2024

Lake County Pruning School is an immersive training program delivered by Simonit & Sirch. Vine Master Pruner Jacopo Miolo will share knowledge about grapevine sap flow and teach innovative pruning techniques to foster grapevine health, longevity, and sustainability of the vineyard.

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Past Events

Momentum 2023

Momentum 2023

Momentum 2023 took place on June 7 and featured discussions on market trends, volcanic activity in Lake County, and a Lake County Pruning School showcase.
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Explore Lake County’s Volcanic Wines

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)

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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

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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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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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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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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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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


    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 10:00 am
    LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ Video Conference
    Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
    Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee Meeting, June 13, 2024
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
    LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee Meeting, June 25, 2024
    LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
    LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
    Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 25, 2024
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management 7:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    Jun 26 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
    Soil Health and Irrigation Water Management @ Thomas Mauritson Vineyards
    In-the-Vineyard Tailgate Session for Spanish -Speaking Vineyard Workers LEARN HOW TO… Assess, restore, and maintain soil health Implement sustainable farming practices Develop irrigation management plans Event Details Wednesday, June 26, 2024 7:30 a.m. – 11:30[...]
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays 4:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Grower Conversation Series: Winegrape Wednesdays @ The Mercantile
    You are invited to attend the Grower Conversation series hosted by Lake County Winegrowers. This series aims to connect growers, buyers, and industry experts to discuss the climate of today’s market. Each conversation will feature[...]
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