Winegrape Grower News – August 22, 2012

Seaplane Tours Paying Dividends

KELSEYVILLE – In the late 1800s visitors to Lake County arrived by stagecoach, and steamers provided trans-portation between towns located on the shores of Clear Lake. Today, the Lake County Winegrape Commission is bringing guests to the area by

David Weiss explains grape growing in the Big Valley region so a small group in the vineyard.

David Weiss explains grape growing in the Big Valley region.

seaplane and offering tours of wineries and vineyards throughout the county.

Hosting wine writers, sommeliers, radio and television personalities, and consultants via the seaplane rides/wine tours is paying off for Lake County, according to Winegrape Commission President Shannon Gunier.

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Gunier Invited to be Member of Symposium Planning Committee

KELSEYVILLE – Lake County Winegrape Commission President Shannon Gunier is “one of a select group of people” invited to participate on the Unified Wine & Grape

Shannon Gunier with vineyards in background

Shannon Gunier

Symposium’s Program Development Committee for the 19th annual symposium in 2013.

The Unified Symposium is the largest wine and grape show in the United States. Held each year in January at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, the show attracted a record number of attendees (12,400) earlier this year.

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Wines with Altitude in San Francisco

The Lake County Winery Association gears up for the second annual Wines with Altitude event, a San Francisco invasion of Lake County wines offering wine enthusiasts an opportunity to discover the “high elevation” wine region of California’s Lake County and sample over 100 wines, on September 8, noon – 3 p.m. at The Winery SF on Treasure Island in San Francisco.

Tickets for Wines with Altitude are on sale now and offered at Early Bird pricing through August 25. Buy two tickets at the special pricing of $70 per pair or $40 for one. To order tickets go to: or

For more information email or call 707-355-2762.

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Lake County Farm Bureau
Hosts Workshop


DATE:  Tuesday, August 28
TIME:  9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
LOCATION:  Lake County Farm Bureau, 65 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, CA 95453

RSVP by August 24 by calling (707) 263-0911

COST: Lake County Farm Bureau President’s Club Members – $20
Farm Bureau Members – $30
Non-Farm Bureau Members – $40


Course will cover:  Identifying hazards, hazard assessment,
written programs, lockout-tagout, entry controls, employee duties, exit and control.

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to read about the Lake County Winegrape Commission’s recent happenings, events, and news. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about this newsletter or about the Commission’s efforts and events.

By Susan Stout, Contributing Writer


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