Lake County in the News

Collected articles about Lake County wines and growers.

The Rise of the Red Hills of Lake County

As land in Napa Valley gets more rarefied, a neighboring region seizes its moment. By Esther Mobley. Originally published on Winemaker Michael Terrien (left) and vineyard owners Peter Molnar and Arpad Molnar at Obsidian Ridge Vineyard in Kelseyville (Lake County). Photo: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle At Obsidian Ridge Vineyard, in the Red Hills […]

The Savvy Lake

By Alder Yarrow. Originally published on “It’s so crisp and cool and clear, I just love it,” said pensioner Diane Tibbs while her husband Brad nodded in agreement as they both tipped back their glasses to finish them off. “Easily half of what I buy, especially after April, is Sauvignon Blanc,” said Marika Klaver, […]

Rare volcanic wines are getting poured around the globe

Note: This article originally appeared on the Bloomberg’s Moneyweb site. © 2018 Bloomberg L.P Growing grapes on the scorched slopes of a volcano that’s still spewing fire, smoke, and lava is as extreme as viticulture gets. The reward for the risk — in some cases, grapes are grown on volcanoes that could erupt at any […]

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 Academy® […]

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 […]

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