The tasting room is small, but it focuses on what a tasting room ought to: the wine. If you love flowers, you should stop by just to look at their stunning garden displays outside.) The staff here is great, very knowledgeable not just about their own wines, but about the local history of winemaking.
E&J Gallo Spokeswoman Loree Stroup confirmed that Gallo is purchasing Snow's Lake Vineyard in Lake County, saying the deed iwas set to close in Sept of 2012. Snows Lake lies within the Red Hills AVA in Lake County and includes 2300 acres, of which more than 800 are planted to such varieties as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Zinfandel. Grapes from the vineyard have gone into wines made by Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Cakebread Cellars, Rosenblum Cellars, La Famiglia, Cartlidge & Browne, Dynamite Vineyards, etc.
We will try and update readers as to more on the wines and visiting of the vineyard as more information becomes available.
Rosa d'Oro vineyards and winery is owned and operated by the Buttitta family and has been growing premium wine grapes in California since 1953. Their focus is on the production of old-world Italian wines of the highest quality made from their own vineyards. In the Italian tradition, the Buttitta family also produce extra virgin olive oil from their own estate grown trees.
After 10 years of growing and selling grapes from the Knights Valley vineyard to various Napa Valley wineries, the Sniders began looking for new possibilities in Lake County in the area that is now known as the Red Hills Lake County AVA. They saw great potential for growing high premium grapes on a mountain vineyard. They purchased several contiguous parcels of land on a ridge on Mt. Konocti overlooking Clear Lake and in 1998, and using their years of research and experience, began development of the high-altitude mountain vineyard.
Located in the Red Hills District of the Lake County AVA. It is a family owned and operated estate created to celebrate the terroir of Lake County, California. Steve and Robin Moore purchased 70 continuous acres to establish an organically farmed vineyard which yields intensely flavored fruit to its finely crafted “new world” wines.
From handpicked grapes to gentle processing and in Steele Wine’s bottling facility this winery knows how their grapes are cared for from vineyard to bottle. Jed Steele believes a lighter hand in the winemaking will highlight the aromas and the flavors of the quality fruit sourced.
Sol Rouge is a family estate vineyard and winery located in the Red Hills Appellation at elevations over 1800 feet. North of Napa Valley in the foothills of the dormant volcano which formed the North Coast wine country, this land contains rich, red volcanic soil and, from this unique profile, Sol Rouge derived its name – translating to “Red Soil” in French. This 70 acre estate is currently planted with Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Counoise, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc and will soon be planted with Cinsault. Nestled between Mt. Konocti and Benson Ridge in the Mayacamas Mountain range, this aggressive sight is all hillside with slopes up to 60% and is said to be the most tightly planted vineyard in the Red Hills, with nearly 6000 vines per hectare in some blocks.
In keeping with Ceago’s holistic & Biodynamic principles, sheep & chickens roam the land, along with wild turkeys, raccoons, birds, butterflies, and native bees. All of these beings contribute to the vitality of Ceago’s air & soil. Ceago Vinegarden’s property on Clear Lake has a Tasting Room, a seasonal open-air café, a conference room, and an extra-long Pier where boats & seaplanes can dock.
Built with a focus on producing small lot, high quality wines, our winery features the best modern equipment including two sorting tables, temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and a barrel aging cave. September 28, 2005, marked its first use when six plus tons of Tempranillo grapes were harvested from Christian’s Diamond Mine Vineyard. An underground barrel cellar is under construction, which ultimately will serve as the foundation for the winery’s new hospitality center.