Lake County in the News

Collected articles about Lake County wines and growers.

Wine Enthusiast Volcanic California, Lake County, Calif., Photo credit Michael Housewright

The Producers Behind California’s Volcanic Wines

Members of the highest-rated wineries in Northern California talk about how they tame Lake County’s extreme soils to produce exceptional wines. By Jim Gordon. Originally published on the Wine Enthusiast website and ©Wine Enthusiast Magazine. View a PDF version. Photo: Michael Housewright On the heels of numerous destructive wildfires in recent years, it’s understandable that […]

Lake County CWA AgVenture Class 2018

Community leaders attended the final session of the AgVenture 2018 program on November 2, 2018. This session marked the close of the ninth year of the AgVenture program. Created by the Lake County Chapter of the California Women for Agriculture, AgVenture is an agricultural educational program devised for non-farming community leaders who aspire to understand […]

CAWG Statewide Update: Pest Management and Politics

Last month the California Department of Pesticide Regulation recommended new interim restrictions on the use of chlorpyrifos. The interim measures include: Banning all aerial applications of chlorpyrifos. Discontinuing its use on most crops. Requiring a quarter-mile buffer zone during all allowed applications of the pesticide and for 24 hours afterwards. Requiring a 150-foot setback from […]

LCWC Cosponsors Successful UCCE Lake and Mendocino IPM Seminar

Over 80 growers, vineyard consultants and pest control advisors gathered at the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center to get updated on a broad range of pest management topics at the UCCE Lake and Mendocino IPM Seminar on Friday, November 16.   Matt Daugherty, Ag Biologist with the Mendocino County Department of Agriculture gave a […]

Shining a Light on Lake County

Up Front with Lake County by Diane Denham / photos by Nathan DeHart Originally published in The Tasting Panel, June 2018 Lake County has a reputation as a Northern California wine region that’s a bit off the grid compared to Napa and Sonoma. But thanks to the recent launch of its new website, it’s time […]

The Somm Article: “Gaining Ground”

Gaining Ground by Diane Denham / photos by Nathan DeHart. Originally published in The Somm Journal, June/July 2018 As members of the wine industry, we’re all familiar with Lake County’s reputation as one of Northern California’s emerging wine regions. In regards to the more than 250 million tourists visiting California every year, however, it’s safe […]

Shannon Ridge Buys Winery in California’s Lake County for Growing Brands

By Jeff Quakenbush. Originally published on the North Bay Business Journal website. Shannon Ridge Family of Wines, the largest vintner based in Lake County, now has a winery to call its own. Shannon Wine Co. purchased the Nice Wine Co. production facility at 4900 Bartlett Springs Road in the Clear Lake north shore community of […]

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Sheep & Grapes 8:30 am
Sheep & Grapes @ Napa Valley College, Student Activity Center
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
A workshop about the production, soil health, and climate benefits of integrating sheep into the vineyard. Hear from Wine Country farmers, as well as university and extension specialists. Learn about the benefits of sheep grazing[...]
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee, April 2, 2019
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LCWC Marketing Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
LCWC Marketing Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Marketing Committee, April 9, 2019
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LCWC Research & Education Committee Meeting 9:00 am
LCWC Research & Education Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Agenda – LCWC Research and Education Committee, April 11, 2019
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LCWC Community/Industry Relations Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Community/Industry Relations Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Community-Industry Relations Committee, April 12, 2019
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LCWC Budget Working Group 2:00 pm
LCWC Budget Working Group @ LCWC Office
Apr 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Budget Working Group, April 16, 2019
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LCWC Finance Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Finance Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Finance Committee, April 25, 2019
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