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Tag: Lake County Winegrape Commission

Lowering Your Farming Risk with Crop Insurance

Lowering Your Farming Risk with Crop Insurance

Gather with fellow winegrape growers in Lake and Mendocino to listen to knowledgeable experts about how crop insurance can be used to help lower farming risk. The deadline to sign up for crop insurance for the 2019 crop year is January 31, 2019. John Aguirre, President, California Association of Winegrape Growers Katie Delbar, Mendocino-Lake County […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 20

Afternoon Brief, December 20

Trade-Enforcement Agencies Are Ramping Up Their Wine-Sales Investigations: Wholesalers and retailers of wine and spirits had better be aware of the new retail norms. The Washington D.C.-based Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has been ramping up its investigations into legal infractions that break the Tied House Rules …

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Crop Insurance Seminar to Be Held January 8, 2019

Crop Insurance Seminar to Be Held January 8, 2019

Lake and Mendocino winegrape growers invited to learn about lowering farming risk Kelseyville, Calif. December 19, 2018 – A seminar for Lake and Mendocino County winegrape growers will be held on January 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Lodge at Blue Lakes in Upper Lake, California.  The purpose of the seminar […]

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Lake County Winegrape Growers Focus Post-Fire Relief Efforts on Research

Lake County Winegrape Growers Focus Post-Fire Relief Efforts on Research

Growers Collaborate with Experts to Minimize Wildfire Impact in Future Years Kelseyville, Calif. November 15, 2018 – With an increase in the number and duration of large wildfires, the California wine industry is working together to explore ways to combat the effect of smoke exposure and fire damage on winegrapes and wine. Industry leaders in […]

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California Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Seek Support from Congress

California Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Seek Support from Congress

SACRAMENTO, November 13, 2018 – Leaders of five California agricultural organizations have joined together to request Congress include the state’s winegrape growers in a disaster assistance bill. Congress is expected to soon take up a disaster assistance bill to help agricultural producers in the Southeast United States devastated by the 2018 hurricanes. Five grower groups […]

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Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Lake County Wine Industry Status Update

Limited Impact of the Mendocino Complex Fire to the Wine Region Kelseyville, California – August 16, 2018 – Since August 2, 2018, the active fire perimeter of the Mendocino Complex Fires shifted into remote forest wildlands around 15 to 30 miles north of Lake County vineyards. Additionally, as of Wednesday, August 8, 2018, thousands of […]

Mendocino Complex Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry, August 2, 2018

Mendocino Complex Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry, August 2, 2018

Kelseyville, Calif. August 2, 2018 – According to CALFIRE, as of Thursday morning, containment for the Mendocino Complex Fire reached 39 percent. The complex includes two wildland fires, which both began the afternoon of July 27, 2018, in Mendocino County and moved into Lake County. The Ranch Fire has burned 74,890 acres, more than half […]

What do a 19th Century Actress, Teddy Roosevelt, and a Volcano Have in Common?

What do a 19th Century Actress, Teddy Roosevelt, and a Volcano Have in Common?

Lake County. Visit the new LakeCountyWine.org to discover why. June 20, 2018 (Lake County, California) – The Lake County Winegrape Commission (LCWC) and Lake County Winery Association (LCWA) have launched a new website highlighting Lake County wine country. LakeCountyWine.org is an educational resource for both wine trade and consumers, who wish to discover and educate […]

Lake County Wine Industry to Host International Sauvignon Blanc Event

Lake County Wine Industry to Host International Sauvignon Blanc Event

Sauvignon Blanc Experience to Feature International Symposium and Grand Tasting Kelseyville, Calif., December 19, 2017 — The Lake County Winegrape Commission and Lake County Winery Association are excited to announce Lake County will be host to a world-class event – the Sauvignon Blanc Experience – scheduled for May 4-5, 2018, in Lake County, California. Sauvignon Blanc […]

By December 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Lake County’s Master Vigneron Academy Graduates Sixth Class, Continuing Its Mission of Professional Workforce Development

Lake County’s Master Vigneron Academy Graduates Sixth Class, Continuing Its Mission of Professional Workforce Development

Industry-leading program provides skills and knowledge that benefit workers and employers Kelseyville, Calif. December 15, 2017 – In 2017, the Master Vigneron AcademySM (MVA) graduated its sixth class, awarding 14 students with the credential of Master VigneronCM. To date, 61 vineyard managers and supervisors have completed the year-long Spanish-language program, gaining insight into many aspects of the […]

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2016: An Outstanding Year for Lake County Wines

2016: An Outstanding Year for Lake County Wines

Region’s Reputation Grows as Wines Consistently Achieve 90+ Ratings Kelseyville, Calif. December 29, 2016 – Awareness of Lake County as a source of high-quality wine is clearly on the rise, according to the Lake County Winery Association and Lake County Winegrape Commission, which noted a significant number of 90+ ratings for Lake County wines released […]

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Afternoon Brief, November 9

Afternoon Brief, November 9

What a Trump Presidency Might Mean for Wine: Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election is the second time this year that markets and political pundits have been caught out…

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Afternoon Brief, October 26

Afternoon Brief, October 26

Wine Industry Wants Greater Say in Sonoma County Groundwater Regulation: Vintners and wine industry representatives on Tuesday pressed Sonoma County supervisors to give farming interests a greater say in how California’s new law governing groundwater is put into place on a local level…

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Afternoon Brief, October 19

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Charles Smith Reshapes Washington Wine Industry: When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big “crack” was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant Constellation Brands for a reported $120 million…

By October 19, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Momentum 2016 Features Wine Industry Leaders, a Full Auditorium

Momentum 2016 Features Wine Industry Leaders, a Full Auditorium

Conference Explores Impact and Opportunities for Lake County Sauvignon Blanc Lakeport, Calif. April 14, 2016 – Sauvignon Blanc was an important area of focus at Momentum 2016, Lake County’s annual wine industry seminar which took place at the Soper-Reese Theater in Lakeport on Wednesday, April 6. The sold-out event featured a lineup of prestigious speakers […]