Benmore Valley AVA

Benmore Valley AVA - Lake County
Located in southwestern Lake County, the Benmore Valley AVA is within a mountaintop valley that is much cooler than surrounding areas. Named for a 19th century cattle rustler, the Benmore Valley was established as an AVA in November 1991.

Elevation 2,400-2,700 feet
Soils The appellation contains mostly alluvial (Manzanita loam) soils.
Acreage 1,440 acres
Climate Significantly cooler than neighboring areas with little coastal influence and no fog. The region is the recipient of an annual average of 40-50 inches of rain.
Varietals While Chardonnay was the grape of choice when the appellation was formed, Benmore Valley is not currently planted with vineyards.

Lake County AVA Map

Calendar of Events

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LCWC Board Meeting 4:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, December 4, 2018
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North Coast Wine Industry Expo 9:00 am
North Coast Wine Industry Expo @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
North Coast Wine Industry Expo @ Sonoma County Fairgrounds | Santa Rosa | California | United States
North Coast Wine Industry Expo Trade Show and Conference Expands The 7th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo (WIN Expo), the second largest wine industry trade show in North America, is scheduled to take place[...]
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2018 Annual Laws & Regulations Meetings 8:00 am
2018 Annual Laws & Regulations Meetings
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am
December 10 & 20 Continuing education credit is available. For more information, call the Lake County Agriculture Department at (707) 263-0217.
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