Lake County in the News

Collected articles about Lake County wines and growers.

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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 presentation […]

Vineyard with green hills in background

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 […]

Lake and Mount Konocti

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 […]

Bottle shots of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines

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 […]

Obsidian, SF Chronicle, photo by Santiago Meija

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 SFChronicle.com 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 […]

Vigilance Vineyards by Nathan DeHart

The Savvy Lake

By Alder Yarrow. Originally published on JancisRobinson.com “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, […]

View of Mt. Konocti from Brassfield Estate. Photo: Nathan DeHart

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 […]

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