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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Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting 5:00 pm
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting
May 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sauvignon Blanc Experience Virtual Tasting
Experience Lake County Sauvignon Blanc from the comfort of your home during this virtual tasting. Sauvignon Blanc is Lake County’s flagship varietal – it grows beautifully in the region’s abundant sunshine and clean mountain air.[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:30 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ Video Conference (see agenda)
May 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee, May 19, 2020
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ Video Conference (see agenda)
May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, May 19, 2020
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