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 Community & Industry Relations Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Community & Industry Relations Committee Meeting @ Video Conference (see Agenda)
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Community Industry Relations Committee Meeting, May 5, 2021
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Water Stewardship in Drought Conditions 2:00 pm
Water Stewardship in Drought Conditions
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Webinar presented by Lake County Winegrape Commission and Lake County Farm Bureau Thursday, May  13 at 2:00 PM Topics and speakers include Vine and Tree Response to Drought – Broc Zoller, PhD,  Zoller Vineyards Tips[...]
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LCWC Executive Committee Meeting 2:00 pm
LCWC Executive Committee Meeting @ Video Conference (see Agenda)
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Executive Committee Meeting, May 18, 2021
LCWC Board Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ Video Conference (see Agenda)
May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, May 18, 2021
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LCWC Community & Industry Relations Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
LCWC Community & Industry Relations Committee Meeting @ Video Conference (see Agenda)
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Agenda – LCWC Community Industry Relations Committee Meeting, May 26, 2021
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