June 8, 2014
Schlies vineyard, Upper Lake
Schlies vineyard, Upper Lake                                   Photo by Susan Stout
A Note from the Commission President ...


With the sunshine and warm temperatures this early June, vines throughout Lake County are responding with vigor as clusters have transitioned from flowers to berries and growers have begun to gauge crop yield.


As this growing season is in full swing, we hope you will take a break to help celebrate the new Commission office and educational center in downtown Kelseyville - which we hope will become a great gathering spot for our industry. Please join us as we host an Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, June 26 (details below). 




In This Issue

 Save the Date:

LCWC Open House and Ribbon Cutting


Thursday, June 26

4:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Lake County Winegrape Office,

3865 Main St., Kelseyville 


Please join us in celebrating the opening of the Commission's office and educational center.


Stop by to enjoy light appetizers, a tasting of several new release Lake County Sauvignon Blanc wines, and music by Jim Williams.


The Lake County Chamber of Commerce will conduct an official ribbon cutting at 5:30 pm.

Change of address card

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Traps Set in Lake County


Lake County is one of four California counties where officials are now trapping and monitoring for brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB). Although populations of the bug have not been found in Lake County, traps are being set for early detection.


Read more on this topic in Wine Business.com: Click Here 

In the Media ...


The Today Show's online Food page says "High Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area) in California's Lake County is poised to become the next big thing."  Read more: Click Here 


Four Lake County wines are featured on Snooth in an article titled "Unheralded Zinfandel - Looking beyond the usual suspects for quality, value, and variety," by Gregory Dal Piaz (May 29, 2014). Read more:

 Click Here 


The latest issue (May 2014) of American Vineyard Magazine included three features on Lake County...

         Page 10: "Lake County 2013 Wine Grape Harvest - Record Figures

                           Buck the State Trend"

         Page 12: "Master Vigneron Academy Graduates Class of 2013"

         Page 18: "Lake County's Wine Industry Gains Momentum" 

Grape and Wine Marketplace 


WANTED: The Commission has received inquiries for the following:

Lake County Zinfandel: 100-150 tons

Lake County Petite Sirah: 110 tons

Lake County Chardonnay: 100 tons

Lake County Syrah: 20-25 tons

Lake County Petit Verdot: 20 tons

Lake County Grenache: 20 tons

Lake County Mourvedre: 18 tons


If you have any of the above fruit available, please contact Debra Sommerfield at the LCWC office to be connected with the buyer.


Looking to Sell or Buy Grapes or Juice?

Remember to post your grapes and bulk wine listings for free on the Commission's  web site.  

Upcoming Events 

2014 Lake County Wine Awards Competition - Judging
June 11
Brassfield Estate Winery, Clearlake Oaks
2014 Lake County Wine Awards Competition - People's Choice Awards 
June 14
Langtry Estate and Vineyards, Middletown
For complete details or tickets, go to www.lakecountywineries.org/choice.
Use promo code "4dad" to get $10 off the ticket price. This offer expires June 10. Tickets will be available at the door for $35.

LCWC Board of Directors Meeting
June 24
LCWC Office, Kelseyville
Additional events can be found on the Commission's web site Calendar. Check out this month's happenings!

"Living with Drought"- A one-stop resource compiled by UC Cooperative Extension with links to several UC, state, and national resources.  http://celake.ucanr.edu/Living_with_Drought_547/   


The Lake County Winegrape Commission's Drought Resource Web Page:


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