A Note from the Commission President ...
Over the recent holiday weekend, it was a delight to see both visitors and vineyards responding to our region's sunshine and warm temperatures -- it is evident that both our growing season and our tourist season are now in full swing.
LCWC Board Member and Research/Education Chair Randy Krag recently joined me in a presentation to the Lake County Association of Realtors® (LCAOR). At the request of Rick White, LCAOR President and LCWC Affiliate Sponsor, we showed the "Lake County Rising" video followed by a casual Q&A. Audience members -- all prominent local agents -- were engaged and asked questions about soil and topography and the importance of appellations in the growing of grapes.
As you continue your efforts in the business of quality winegrape growing, we hope you will let us know how the Commission can help you.
The Commission will need your assistance, too. We will be sending two surveys your way, and we ask that you take a few moments to review them and respond accordingly. The first is the final phase of surveys for our CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant, which wraps up in June.
The second will aid us in another project. The Commission has contracted with Christian Miller of Full Glass Research to conduct a supply/demand analysis to understand the various market opportunities for Lake County grapes in the marketplace today. Many of you might recall Christian was one of the keynote speakers at our second Momentum! seminar in January. Your comments will be used to help inform this report.
Please watch for these surveys -- your response is critical to our efforts.
Thank you so much in advance!