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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U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West 2:00 pm
U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit West @ Sonoma County, CA
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm
Who: A gathering of regional winery and vineyard associations, engaged grower and vintner leaders, and others committed to the sustainability of their local vineyards, wineries and regions. What: Learn some of the driving forces behind consumers’ and[...]
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Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management 8:30 am
Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices: Water and Pest Management
Jun 13 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Special Targeted Education Event for Growers sponsored by: California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance & Lake County Winegrape Commission Welcome, Debra Sommerfield, Lake County Winegrape Commission & Clint Nelson, Vineyard Manager, Beckstoffer Vineyards – Red Hills Increasing Performance[...]
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake 5:30 pm
AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake @ Soper Reese Community Theatre
Jun 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture and Lake County Winegrape Growers present AgVenture Lite: What we know about Clear Lake Clear Lake is thought to be over 450,000 years old making it[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, June 18, 2019
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, June 18, 2019
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Master Vigneron Academy®
Master Vigneron Academy®
Jun 19 all-day
Session #6 Lake County vineyards
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