Known as "The Mountains of the North Coast," Lake County is an exciting new high-elevation wine region located in Northern California's prestigious North Coast appellation alongside neighbors Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. What makes this high-elevation wine region so special? It's Lake County's intensity of place — climate, soils, and sunlight — that produces grapes and wines of compelling quality and character.
More than 8,400 acres of vineyards stretch across 7 designated subappellations where approximately 170 winegrowers cultivate vines in an astounding array of soils -- from rocky volcanic highlands to mountain valleys lined with gravelly river courses. With a nod to the region's winegrowing history that dates to the 1800s, Lake County winegrowers recognize their roles as stewards of the land with many employing sustainable winegrowing practices and professional vineyard teams led by certified Master Vignerons.
Some of the region's most widely planted varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah, while many smaller blocks are planted with dozens of less traditional varietals including Barbera, Tempranillo, Grenache, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, and more.
Presented by Lake County Winegrape Commission
Produced by Groody River Films