Lake County

Lake County

Wild Hurst Vineyards

Wildhurst's production facility lies two miles north of the little town of Kelseyville, in the alluvial flood plain of Clear Lake and surrounded by vineyards and pear orchards.

Built in 1997, the winery lies next to the former Holdenried packing shed and storage facility - for in addition to being grape growers the family owns several hundred acres of pears.

Ceago Vinegarden

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.

Moore Family Winery

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.

Fortress Vineyards

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.

Sigma Six Ranch

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.

Shed Horn Cellars

Shed Horn Cellars is the vision of long-time Lake County resident and award-winning winemaker Michael Wood. For many years Michael produced wines for prestigious Lake County wineries. After years of training, gaining knowledge, and experience, he decided to pursue his own winemaking passion and his vision for Shed Horn became a reality. Being an avid outdoorsman, Michael found a name for his winery easily with the idea of the powerful elk. With his enthusiasm for the business and the assistance of his family, Shed Horn Cellar's started producing wines from the mountainous, wild, volcanic soils of our areas most esteemed high elevation vineyards. Michael is pleased with Shed Horn Cellars history, starting with one 3 barrel lot in 2004, production has grown to more than 2000 cases annual production. Being a small producer, Shed Horn only enter ta few prestigious competitions and they are proud to have consistently won gold medals and shown very well year after year.

Snows Lake Vineyard

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.

Gregory Graham

Wines are made in the vineyard, and harvest should take place at the perfect moment – not when dictated by a schedule” is Greg’s approach to his winemaking. In the vineyard, he harvests the grapes at the peak of fruit flavor development. In the winery, he uses boutique winemaking techniques and early bottling to preserve the flavors. His techniques allow him to control the quality, bringing out the grapes’ superior characteristics. The results are excellent Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache, Cabernet, Viognier, Sauvignon blanc, and Riesling.

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