lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
lake county vineyard land, horses, development potential
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Lake County Vineyard Potential

In the heart of Northern California’s Coastal Range, Lake County’s 9,454 acres of vineyard grace the valleys, terraces and ridges of a remarkable landscape. With Clear Lake at its center, the viticultural region spans a range of terrain shaped by volcanic and tectonic forces. This combination of altitude, climate, and soils plus the careful selection of wine grape varieties permits LakeCounty growers to achieve a nearly perfect union of site and variety.

The harmony of site and varietal selection can result in a wine that expresses its sense of place, which French winemakers refer to as terroir.

1) High Elevation – The majority of vineyards in the region are planted above 1,300 feet, and
the upper elevations experience higher ultraviolet light levels, promoting phenolic intensity with balance.

2) High Dry Short and Cold – Higher and drier mountains have less pest and mildew pressure. Cold winters reduce pest populations, and a shorter season requires fewer pesticide and other applications. As a result, Lake County is among the areas of lowest pesticide use of any wine region in California.

3) Compelling Terroir – The appellation boasts the purest air quality in California (3rd cleanest in the nation), some of the youngest soils in the North Coast, and one of the oldest lakes in North America.

4) High Quality – Lake County produces high-quality, varietally true grapes with prices targeted for $10 to $40 programs.

5) Professional Growers – The region boasts a small, experienced cadre of growers who have planted the right varietals in the right locations at the industry standard. Seventy percent of Lake County growers have participated in the Code of Sustainable Wine grape Practices Self-Assessment.