Lake County

In the heart of the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountain ranges, just 20 miles north of the Napa Valley, stands a pristine wine country that has quietly been growing outstanding wine grapes for a very long time. Lake County, California rises above the rest of the world in more ways than one. It boasts the cleanest air in California, the oldest lake in the continental United States, and a variety of splendid soils whose contents range from volcanic to alluvial. The region is best known for world-class Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, but plenty of other varieties thrive in this diverse and unique terroir.


Featured Wineries

Brassfield Estate Winery

Located in a remote western section of Lake County’s stunning High Valley, Brassfield Estate Winery has some of the most unique vineyards in the state of California.

Cache Creek Vineyards

Awe-inspiring natural scenery and an eye-catching wine barrel–shaped building are the first indication to visitors to Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery that they’re in for a very special experience.

Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill

Chacewater’s world-class quality continues to garner national press and major wine and olive oil competition attention.

Langtry Estate & Vineyards

Once the beloved Lake County home of legendary actress Lillie Langtry, Langtry Estate & Vineyards is a stunning 35-squaremile natural paradise, located just 15 minutes north of the Napa Valley.

Shannon Ridge Family of Wines at Vigilance Vineyards

Overlooking Anderson Marsh State Park at the souther end of Clear Lake, Vigilance Vineyards is the home of the Shannon Ridge Family of Wines tasting room.

Notable Wineries

Beaver Creek Vineyards

The sheep and goats that graze and fertilize Beaver Creek Vineyards' are as important to the winemaking process as its owners feel they are.

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Brutocao Cellars

Turning great grapes into delicious and unique wines has become a three-generation tradition at Brutocao Cellars.

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Graziano Family of Wines

It’s been said that Greg Graziano, owner of Graziano Family of Wines, never met a grape he didn’t love. The third-generation winemaker and winegrower has an unmistakable passion for handcrafting wine.

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Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

Greenwood Ridge Vineyards presents visitors with award winning wines, beautiful scenic views, and great memories.

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Gregory Graham Wines

Longtime winemaker Gregory Graham has build a strong following for his bright and fruit forward wines from Lake County, California.

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Maple Creek Winery

Maple Creek Winery is a small boutique artisan winery that produces small lots of wonderful, award-winning wines.

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Milano Family Winery

Milano Family Winery presents guests with unique wines and a chance to see the only accessible to the public hop kilns.

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Six Sigma Ranch

At Six Sigma Ranch, art is science—and perfecting the art of wine begins in the vineyards. 

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Tulip Hill Winery

In 2001, when veteran farmer Budge Brown first decided to make wine, he chose the tulip to symbolize the quality, rarity, and soft approachable style of the wines he hoped to produce.

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Vigilance Winery & Vineyards

With beautiful scenic views and great tasting wines, Vigilance Winery & Vineyards in Lake County, California will give visitors a memborable experience.

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Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery

Winemaking is a four generation family tradition at Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery; a tradition that began in Switzerland and immigrated to the United States 75 years ago.

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Wildhurst Vineyards

Guests will enjoy thier visit to Wildhurst Vineyards with Wildhurst's signiture wines and knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.

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Zina Hyde Cunningham

Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery is the product of four generations of great wine making. Zina got his start as a winemaker in 1862 after purchasing a 160-acre ranch in what is now the town of Windsor.

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Featured Accommodations

Twin Pine Casino & Hotel

Owned and operated by the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California, Twin Pine Casino & Hotel offers wine tourists the fun and luxury of a premier casino, hotel, and restaurant—nearly halfway between the wineries of the northern Napa Valley and Lake County.

The Tallman Hotel

The Tallman Hotel, located in the historic country town of Upper Lake CA, is a return to a simpler time.

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Lake County Wines, An Elevated Perspective

6/15/2015

Home to California’s largest natural freshwater lake, Clear Lake, the majestic dormant volcano, Mount Konocti, and an abundance of fresh water lakes, rivers, and wildlife, Lake County, California, is an exciting wine region, distinguished by its high elevation, diverse soils, clean air, and sustainable farming practices.

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Mount Konocti: Lake County's Mighty Treasure

1/13/2015

On the western shore of California’s massive Clear Lake, a magnificent 4,300-foot volcano casts a majestic presence against the sky.

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Lake County's Aromatic Whites

6/24/2014

California’s pristine Lake County is a feast for the eyes as well as the nose. Home to Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti, it is also home to an array of aromatic wines.

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The Noteworthy Wines of Summer/Fall 2014

6/17/2014

The noteworthy wines in our Summer/Fall 2014 issue.

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8 Great Lake County Winery Adventures

12/24/2013

Lake County is a natural wonderland: home to a plethora of wildlife, mighty Mount Konocti, splendid Clear Lake, and award-winning wineries with breathtaking views.

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The Allure of Lake County

6/7/2013

A new rush is on in California's Northern Mayacamas Mountains, and it has nothing to do with gold. 

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Lake County Rising Part 2

12/20/2012

In the mountain vineyards of Lake County, the grape growers know that good wine doesn’t just start in the vineyard. It is tended by good workers who nurture good grapes.

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Lake County Rising

6/19/2012

In the heart of the Mayacamas and Vaca Mountain ranges, just 20 miles north of the Napa Valley, stands the pristine Lake County wine country that has quietly been growing outstanding wine grapes for a very long time.

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Blending Wine with Art in Lake and Mendocino County

12/13/2011

The natural beauty of Lake and Mendocino counties beckons artists of all kinds to come, put down roots, and dedicate themselves to expressing the splendor of their surroundings.

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