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Cowboy on a horse in vineyard. Dust around. LCWC logo in middle

May 2022 Newsletter

Ag & Natural Resources Career Day. New advertising campaign. Future of Ag Scholarship awarded.

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close up of bud break

April 2022 Newsletter

Vineyard sign orders due May 13. Life on the Edge of a Continent video. MVA Vineyard Tailgate event June 8. UC ANR drought webinar May 11 - 12.

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New Vineyard Planting

March 2022 Newsletter

Future of Ag Scholarship applications are due April 8. Lake County is featured in three publications. April is 'Down to Earth' Month. Register wines for TEXSOM.

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February 2022 Newsletter

Future of Ag Scholarship applications due April 8. Board Candidacy Forms due February 28. Healthy Soils and Spotted Lanternfly news from CDFA. New Lake County tasting rooms.

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January 2022 Newsletter

Crop Insurance deadline is January 31. 'Future of Agriculture' Scholarship available for College-Bound High School Students. Apply for Green Medal Awards. CDFA to hold nomination meetings for the California Winegrape Inspection Advisory Board.

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Soil in hands

November 2021 Newsletter

Register for MVA Sessions. Outreach Channels. Sustainable Pruning. 2021 Harvest.

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Vineyard worker during harvest

October 2021 Newsletter

Wine Enthusiast Nomination. Master Vigneron Academy® Upcoming Courses. Lake County Frost Forecast Service. UC Davis Winter Grape Days. News for CDFA.

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Evening harvest, mechanical, Konocti

September 2021 Newsletter

Master Vigneron Academy® Upcoming Courses. Lake County Frost Forecast Service. Lake County Agriculture Restricted Access Program. News from the PD/GWSS Board: Spotted Lanternfly Pest Alert. Multi-State Partnership Advances Sustainability.

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Vineyard with Konocti in background

August 2021 Newsletter

Emergency Preparedness: Ag Access Program. Drought Survey. LCWC Board Holds Strategy Session. Grower Spotlight: Peter Molnar. LCWC Seats New Board Member, Michael Ryan. LCWC Recognizes Keith Brandt for Dedicated Service

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Shannon Ridge Vineyards High Valley AVA

July 2021 Newsletter

Grower resources for sustainable water use. Grower profile: Monica & Dave Rosenthal. Lake County wines receive high scores at multiple competitions. List of winegrapes available for purchase.

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April 2021 Newsletter

USDA Survey on wildfire impact on California winegrape production. On-demand webinar: "Certified Organic vs. Certified Sustainable Winegrowing." Grower profile: Myron Holdenried. Lake County wines win big at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition.

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January 2021 Newsletter

Reminder: crop insurance deadline is January 31. USDA launches QLA disaster assistance program. Register for webinar: "Certified Organic vs. Certified Sustainable Winegrowing" on February 11. List your grapes for sale.

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December 2020 Newsletter

Review new Cal/OSHA emergency regulations. Register for the MVA Crew Lead Training program. View on-demand webinars on volcanic wine & grower sustainability. Save the date for the upcoming "Becoming Certified Organic" webinar. Grower profile: David Weiss.

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November 2020 Newsletter

Winegrape Commission launches new visual identity. Wine Enthusiast & LCWC host webinar on volcanic wines. Certified Sustainable webinar – December 3. Remembering Robert Mount, founder of Boatique Winery.

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September 2020 Newsletter

LCWC profiles Jed Steele, who sold his namesake winery to Shannon Ridge. New ad campaign kicks off. Recorded webinar on invasive species. Winegrapes for sale on the Grape Marketplace.

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July 2020 Newsletter

Bonnie Sears becomes new LCWC Board Chair. Webinar on two invasive species threatening grapevines. Increased demand for sustainably produced wine. LCWC honors Broc Zoller and Glenn McGrourty.

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June 2020 Newsletter

Momentum 2020 is scheduled for June 11. Virtual tasting attracts fans of Sauvignon Blanc. New York Times recommends Rosé made with Luchsinger Vineyards winegrapes. Welcome new affiliate sponsors.

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May 2020 Newsletter

LCWC presents a virtual wine tasting featuring 3 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc wines. Cultivate 2020 invites high school students to discover careers in the wine industry. UCCE webinar on the Spotted Lanternfly.

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February 2020 Newsletter

Momentum returns March 26, 2020. New program introduces high school students to careers in the wine industry. Grower spotlight on sustainability: Rosenthal Vineyards. Congratulations to Marilyn Holdenried.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Lake County wines win at SF Chronicle Wine Competition. Food & Wine Pairing at Mendocino College. Upcoming Lake County wine events: Wine & Chocolate and Barrels & Verticals. New LCWC affiliate sponsor: Pellenc US.

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December 30, 2019 Newsletter

Remembering Lake County winegrape grower John Roumiguiere, who passed away in mid-December. Also: Recap of annual Lake/Mendocino IPM Seminar; UC Grape Day; CDFA Healthy Soils Program; and CAWG update.

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December 2019 Newsletter

Master Vigneron Academy® graduation, class of of 2019. Lake County gift ideas. Crop Insurance webinar series and IPM seminar. Shannon Ridge #64 on The Enthusiast 100.

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November 2019 Newsletter

Post-Harvest grower tailgate offers fall guidance. Lake County wines showcased at San Diego Bay Food + Wine and Sommcon. CAWG presents crop insurance webinars. Upcoming IPM Seminar. And more.

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October 2019 Newsletter

Join fellow grape growers for a tailgate session in the vineyard October 30, 2019. CAWG update on proposed OSHA regulation. 8th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo takes place December 5, 2019.

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September 2019 Newsletter

Lake County vineyards receive CSWA Certified Sustainable status. New Tech Talk feature shares technology in the vineyard. Lake County wines poured at TEXSOM.

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August 29, 2019 Newsletter

2019 Lake County winegrape harvest is underway; growers are pleased with this year's growing quality. Lake County grapes for sale include SB, Cab, Syrah, more. VIP introduces new harvest light tower.

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Lake County vineyards, photo by Nathan DeHart

August 2019 Newsletter

Master Vigneron Academy® continues its 2019 schedule. Winemakers meet to taste micro-fermented samples to determine impact of smoke taint. CAWG updates. And more.

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June 2019 Newsletter

Sustainable Farming Practices "tailgate" seminar offers tips to growers. Lake County featured at 2nd Int'l Volcanics conference. LCWC recognizes David Weiss for his leadership. Grape marketplace. And more.

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May 2019 Newsletter

The Vine Line podcast, a new audio resource for grape growers and winemakers. Upcoming events, including an in-the-vineyard workshop on sustainable farming practices. Grape marketplace. And more.

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April 2019 Newsletter

New events announced, including "Implementing Sustainable Farming Practices" on June 13. Breeding Pierce’s disease-resistant winegrape vines. "Lake County makes a statement among Its California Peers."

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Lake County wines at 2019 Unified Symposium

March 2019 Newsletter

"Volcanic wines" are shaping the identity of the Lake County wine region. Upcoming events, including ag training. Lake County at 2019 Unified Symposium, Guidance on CFDA questionnaire, and more.

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January 2019 Newsletter

2019 crop insurance due. Lake County wines win big at 2019 SF Chronicle competition. Learn more about the High Valley AVa. Upcoming events. And more.

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December 2018 Newsletter

LCWC conducts smoke impact sensory tasting. Lower farming risk with crop insurance. Guenoc Valley AVA. Successful Lake and Mendocino IPM seminar.

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November 2018 Newsletter

The Master Vigneron Academy® (MVA) graduated its 7th class. Update on 2 proposed AVAs in Lake County. Learn more about the Kelsey Bench AVA.

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October 2018 Newsletter

LCWC continues research project to understand effect of smoke on grapes and wines. Important wine competitions open. Upcoming events for growers.

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September 2018 Newsletter

LCWC collaborates on research project; winegrape growers and vintners invited to participate. Wines poured at TEXSOM. Sauvignon Blanc Experience videos.

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June 29, 2018 Newsletter

New website provides educational resource on Lake County Wine. Now available: irrigation distribution uniformity test kits. And more.

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June 1, 2018 Newsletter

Sauvignon Blanc Symposium presentations now online. Press Release: "Sauvignon Blanc Experience Attracts Attention of the Wine Industry." "The Savvy Lake," by Alder Yarrow.

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March 2018 Newsletter

Early-bird tickets for Sauvignon Blanc Experince. Volcanic wines event includes Lake County wines. Ballots due March 31.

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Clusters of Sauvignon Blanc grapes on the vine

February 2018 Newsletter

The February issue of the grower newsletter is dedicated to the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Experience, which takes place May 4 – 5 in Kelseyville, Calif.

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December 2017 Newsletter

Lake County wines poured at Chicago LuxHome event. Looking for a holiday gift? Congratulations to Master Vigneron AcademySM class of 2017. Lake County wines in the news.

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November 2017 Newsletter

"This region is just beginning to rumble, and forward-thinking sommeliers everywhere would be wise to take heed!" - The SOMM Journal. Plus: WIN Expo, IPM seminar, and wines in the news.

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September 2017 Newsletter

Dancing Crow Sauvignon Blanc is featured at Whole Foods. LCWC thanks Bill Brunetti for his service. Meet Peter Dodson. MS Robert Bath Presents Lake County at San Diego SommCon.

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June 2017 Newsletter

Somms from major restaurants in Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, New York City, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area visit Lake County. Also: Wines in the News, Master Vigneron Academy, Grower Spotlights, more.

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May 2017 Newsletter

Check out the videos from Momentum 2017. Lake County capitalizes on volcanic wines. Winemakers in Lake County bring home gold. Stories on Elk Mountain Vineyard, Belkorp AG, and the Ciatti Company.

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March 2017 Newsletter

LCWC Board election ballots due March 31. Several Lake County wines score 90+. Ag Commissioner sets traps for European Grapevine Moth and Vine Mealybug. Discount for Wines & Vines oak conference.

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February 2017 Newsletter

Lake County wines in the news. New map of Lake County, suitable for framing. Lake County has strong presence at 2017 Unified. Virginia Creeper Leafhopper Project Recognized with IPM Award.

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January 2017 Newsletter

2016 was an outstanding year for Lake County wines. CDFA and USDA host summit on healthy soils. Registration is open for Momentum 2017. Precision Wireless improves communications for Lake County customers.

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December 2016 Newsletter

Distinguished Speaker Series features Master Sommelier Robert Bath. Viticulture practices taught at Mendocino College. Allied Grape Growers helps growers get a fair deal. Save the date for Momentum 2017.

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November 30, 2016 Newsletter

Congratulations to the Master Vigneron Academy class of 2016. Marymount California University Distinguished Speaker Series concludes on December 1. Redwood Valley Cellars provides custom crush. LCWC commemorates 25 years with Harvest Celebration.

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November 7, 2016 Newsletter

ROOTSTOCK takes place November 8 from 8 am to 3:30 pm at the Napa Exposition Fairgrounds. Attend the 2016 IPM Seminar, Friday, November 18. Growing and financing your wine business. Lake County wines in the news.

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October 2016 Newsletter

Marymount California University presents Distinguished Speaker Series. CDFA Secretary speaks at benefit dinner. WIN Expo offers discounts to growers. New Marketplace section. Much more.

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August 2016 Newsletter

Wines & Vines is hosting the 3rd annual Packaging Conference on August 17th in Yountville, CA. We wrap up the Risk Management workshop. Forbes calls Lake County, "California’s Next Big Wine Region."

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June 2016 Newsletter

Grant opportunity for irrigation-system projects. Tailgate meeting on Virginia Creeper Leafhopper research. Workshop on sustainability and risk management. Regional organic winegrowing conference. And more.

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April 2016 Newsletter

Momentum 2016 wrap up. Discount available for Wines & Vines Oak Conference. John Hathaway on the benefits of bats and owls.

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March 2016 Newsletter

Momentum 2016 announced. LCWC ballots for board election due. UCD offers V&E Extension program, and CWGGF offers scholarships to growers' children. Stories about two sponsors: Vintage Nurseries and PG&E.

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February 2016 Newsletter

Winegrape growers who want to serve on the LCWC Board need to complete a Declaration of Candidacy form. St. Helena Star reports on tasting of Lake County wines. LCWC pours at Unified. Charity Wine Auction announced.

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January 2016 Newsletter

Growers approve continuation of LCWC. Master Vigneron graduates 18. Harvest assessments due. Scholarships for growers' children. CAWG offers seminar on piece-rate legislation.

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Past Grower Newsletters

Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - November 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - October 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - September 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - July 2015 (2nd Edition)
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - July 2015 (1st Edition)
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - June 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - May 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - April 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - March 2015
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - December 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - November 2014 (2nd Edition)
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - November 2014 (1st Edition)
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - October 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - August 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news -  July 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - June 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news -  May 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - April 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - March 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - February 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - January 2014
Lake County Winegrape Growers e-news - October 2013

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