Lake County in the News

Collected articles about Lake County wines and growers.

The SOMM Journal: “The Lake County Eruption”

The Region’s Wines Rumble with Intensity and Elegance   Writing in the October/November issue of The SOMM Journal, wine writer Randy Caparoso describes the Lake County region this way: “These are true ‘mountain’ vineyards. Nearly all of Lake County’s vineyards are planted 1,330-3,000 feet above sea level and yield some of the most intense, singing, […]

Master Vigneron Academy Helps Lake County Retain Workers

Editor’s note: This story was originally published by the Wine Institute in the June issue of Down to Earth, a monthly newsletter celebrating the commitment of California vintners and growers to sustainable winegrowing and winemaking; it includes an interview with Randy Krag and Paul Zellman. Since its inception in 2012, Lake County’s Master Vigneron AcademySM […]

Lake County Capitalizes on Volcanic Wines

The eruption of Mount Konocti about 11,000 years ago was instrumental in the history of Lake County. Last week, during the Lake County Winegrape Commission’s Momentum conference, local grapegrowers considered how the volcano could help shape the area’s future as a winegrowing region. Many of the county’s growers, who tend about 10,000 acres of grapes […]

IPM Achievement

Virginia Creeper Leafhopper Project Recognized with IPM Innovator Award

On January 26, 2017, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) recognized the Virginia Creeper Leafhopper Project with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Innovator Award. The Virginia Creeper Leafhopper Project was one of six groups awarded for innovative work in integrated pest management. The organizations were recognized for their efforts to manage pests while using […]

New Class Removes the Mystique from Food and Wine Pairing

“Wine tasting intimidates most people,” says Christine DePasquale. “It can be overwhelming, especially considering all the regions, varietals, vintages, and so on.” To make matters worse, trying to match a bottle of wine with a dish you’re cooking or ordering at a restaurant can leave many diners perplexed. Sure, we all know the rule about […]

MCU Distinguished Speaker Series Features Sommelier Robert Bath

On December 1, 2016, Master Sommelier Robert Bath presented “Farm (and Vineyard) to Table in Lake County” as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at Marymount California University, Lakeside campus. Mr. Bath, MS, CHE, is Professor of Wine and Beverage Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley, and member of the Court of […]

Lake County: Home of California’s next great Cabernet?

Ed. Note: This article by Bryce Wiatrak was originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle on November 3, 2016. A little more than a year ago, I spent a week in Bergerac, France — an ancient wine-growing region, more likely recognizable to Americans as home to the fictional Cyrano. Many of the wines were delightful, […]

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