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.
The picturesque estate consists of 23,000 acres and straddles both Lake and Napa Counties where cougar, bear and wild boar still roam the remote hiils. Despite the vastness, Langtry's vineyards are limited to 400 prime acres, ensuring the highest quality.
Hawk and Horse Vineyards was really the dream of owner, David Boies. His love of wine and of California’s North Coast wine growing region drove him to seek out a unique property that would support a vineyard of world class distinction.
Established in 1997, this new winery is owned by Gerald and Shirley Ployez, who purchased the old Stuermer Winery in Lower Lake. Since then, wine lovers everywhere are celebrating Lake County's first sparkling wine.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.