Lake County AVA
Lake, North Coast
The Lake County wine region, north of Napa County in Northern California, is home to 25 wineries and seven designated American Viticultural Areas (AVA). While the area started in the wine business back in the late 1800s, the advent of the Prohibition era in the 1920s, saw almost all of the vines replaced with other crops such as pears and walnuts. It was not until the 1960s that the growers got back to planting grapes.
In 1965 only about 100 acres were under vine, while today that total is over 8,000 acres. The late return to wine means that most of the vineyards are planted with premium varietals and employ the latest technology for getting the most out of the crop. The region is home to Clear Lake, the State’s largest inland body of water which influences the growing climate. Each of the seven AVAs in the area (Benmore Valley, Clear Lake, Guenoc Valley, High Valley and Red Hills Lake County, Big Valley District and Kelsey Bench) takes advantage of the cool winters and quality volcanic soils to produce a variety of excellent varietals. You will find small vineyards growing intensely flavored Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Merlot and Sauvignon blanc and more.
We are pleased to offer a variety of wines in our wine clubs to our members from this region.
Sol Rouge Winery
A small boutique winery in Lake County
The story behind Sol Rouge Winery is not entirely different from other ...Read more...
Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery
People enjoyed the wine and urged us to make more
The story of Cache (pronounced cash) Creek Vineyards and Winery is pro ...Read more...
Shannon Ridge Family of Wines
A pioneering spirit dedicated to Lake County wines
The Shannon Ridge team’s pioneering spirit and dedication to Lake Coun ...Read more...
92 Points & Double Gold Medal Winner!
After two decades of heavy investment and pioneering by a group of amb ...Read more...
Wildhurst Set to put Lake County on the Wine Map
Wildhurst Vineyards is a perfect example. Located in Lake County just ...Read more...