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Monday, August 26, 2013

Cast Your Vote People's Choice Wine Awards

People's Choice Wine Awards

Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Lakeport, CA

Entry fee includes fair entry this Saturday!
People's Choice Wine Awards

Ticket Information

Lake County People's Choice Wine Awards   more infoAug 31, 2013$45.00$0.00

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Event Details

The Lake County Winery Association invites You to be the Judge! at the People’s Choice Wine Awards at the Lake County Fair on August 31, 2013.
As follow up to the competitive and prestigious 2013 Lake County Wine Awards event, where an acclaimed panel of wine experts from across the country blind-tasted and awarded medals to the top Lake County wines —Community members are invited to judge for themselves and select the “People’s Choice.”
FairWhen: Saturday, August 31, 2013   
Time: 11am Fair opens, People’s Choice 4pm to 7pm
Where: Lake County Fair, 401 Martin St, Lakeport, CA
Tickets: $45, includes Fair & and People’s Choice

We were honored to have a distinguished panel of professional wine judges evaluate the wines of our distinct winegrowing region and we are excited to share those wines with our community and discover The People’s Choice!” said Jacquelyn Farrington, Event Chair

For more information or to purchase tickets The People’s Choice Wine Competition on August 31st please visit: and for pictures and information on the professional judging that took place at Brassfield Estate Winery on July 10 and 12, please visit us on facebook.
Have questions about People's Choice Wine Awards? Contact Lake County Winery Association

When & Where

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Lake County Fair
401 Martin Street LakeportCA 95453

Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Lake County Wines with Altitude August 11th in S.F.


August 11, 2013,  12:00PM - 5:00PM


On Sunday, August 11th, San Francisco will be invaded by dozens of Lake County Wineries – bringing with them nearly 100 intense mountain wines. This is a rare opportunity to not only meet these boutique wineries and winemakers, but to taste their wines right in San Francisco. Plus, with a VIP Ticket, you will be able to preview and taste the People’s Choice Award Winning Wines from Lake County. Experience Wines with Altitude!
WHEN:  Sunday, August 11th
12:00pm - 1:00pm  Media & Trade Only
  1:00pm - 5:00pm  Open to the Public
WHERE:  The Winery SF
200 California Ave, San Francisco, CA 94130
PURCHASE TICKETS: $35 in advance, $60 at the door
VIP Tickets: $50 in advance, $80 at the door
VIP Tickets include access to a special tasting of Lake County’s People’s Choice Award Nomination Wines

Anyway you say it, Wines with Altitude makes a statement. It says “Get off the Valley floor!” Every wine lover’s been there, done that. Many have ventured in the southern hills of the Mayacamas Mountains and have experienced the overwhelming benefits of high elevation fruit as evidenced by the wines of Mt. Veeder, Spring Mountain, Diamond Mountain and Howell Mountain. Now, it time to venture onward and upward to the true High Elevation Mayacamas Mountain that of Lake County and its burgeoning wine industry. Lake County's intensity of place-climate, soils and sunlight-produces grapes and wines of quality and character. The compelling 'high elevation' mountain terroir, pure California air, & sustainable mindset of this wine region= great "Wines with Altitude".
It happened first within the valley itself. Napa Valley’s top growers and wineries started heading up to the hillsides and mountainous regions of Napa. From Harlan in the foothills of Mt. Veeder above the Oakville Grade to Bryant Family on Prichard Hill to David Abreu on Howell Mountain, Napa’s top vineyards and wineries are “moving to the mountains”. This trend is continuing in Lake County as top Napa Valley growers (like Andy Beckstoffer) and top winemakers (like Greg Graham of Rombauer and Nils Venge of Groth, Saddleback and Venge Family fame) have set up shop in the Mayacamas Mountains north of Napa Valley.
Don’t miss the boat! It’s happened to all of us. Whether you are a distributor looking or consumer, we’ve all missed out on buying that wine or signing up for that wineries’ mailing list in the past. Make sure you don’t miss out on this High Elevation Wine trend. Come down, meet the winemakers, taste the wines and get into the “know” on this upcoming wine region! 
Nearly 100 wines including both varietals popular in the Mayacamas Mountain region like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc as well as lesser known boutique varietals from Aglianico to Roussanne.  Dozens of wineries including Shannon Ridge Vineyards, Gregory Graham, Langtry Estate & Vineyards, Cache Creek Winery, Vigilance, Rosa d’Oro, Steele Wines, Six Sigma and Sol Rouge to name a few - and just one day to try them all right in San Francisco on Sunday, August 11th.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lake County Wine Adventure July 27-28, 2013

The Lake County Wine Adventure is coming July 27 & 28th! 25+ wineries, $35 (in advance) for the whole weekend of tasting. Ridiculous. Awesome. Tasty. Be sure to book a room though as it is a lot of wine to taste and it is usually a pretty warm weekend, and you want to be able to say that you tasted your away around the whole Lake of course.  GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

We will be running a month long sale of the wines will be pouring (Chardonnay, Rosato, Primitivo, Barbera, and Nebbiolo) and I will again be making all the food for Rosa d'Oro. A few snapshots from from the last one:


We need your help putting a kitchen in, and we have some pretty sweet pledge rewards to check out!

The 9th Annual
Lake County Wine Adventure
July 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm both days
Featuring the high elevation wineries of Lake County, this two-day event is packed with great wines, friends and fun. Enjoy light refreshments and tasty bites at 25+ Lake County winery sites while taking in the spectacular scenery and beauty of Lake County.

Friday, May 3, 2013

'11 on 11th - 2011 Barbera Release and Wine Tourism Day Party

Rosa d'Oro will be participating in the first annual Wine Tourism Day on May 11th with appetizers AND the release of our 2011 Estate Barbera! Many Lake County wineries will be participating next Saturday so be sure to check in with our neighbors at Wildhurst as well. Visit Facebook for more details. See you there.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Flight Night Menu - Morocco

Here is the menu for next weekend. It will be Moroccan Night! Please email or call 707.279.0483 to check on reservation times. We are pretty close to full though. We will also have the last bit of 2009 Sangiovese and 2009 Primitivo (People's Choice Best Red and SF Chronicle Gold medal-winner) available also!

April 2013 Flight Night Menu

Spiced Moroccan vegetable salads with
ras el hanout vinaigrette
- paired with Chardonnay

Spring Harira soup with Merguez sausage
and shrimp
- paired with 2009 Lake County Sangiovese

Crispy chicken Basteeya pastry with fennel and tomato jam
-      paired with 2009 Estate Primitivo
(People’s Choice Best Red 2011)

Walnut nougatine with yogurt mousse and honey
-      paired with 2011 Muscat

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kelseyville Olive Festival April 21st

It is that time of year again, bring the whole family! 
Fourth Annual Kelseyville Olive Festival
Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 11am to 5pm

5625 Gaddy Lane Kelseyville

Join us for a day of family fun dedicated to the ancient and majestic olive with

Olive Mill Tours
Product Samples
Cooking Demonstrations
Vendor Booths
Olive Pit Spitting Contest
Silent Auction & Raffle
Local Beer & Wine Tasting
Hula Hoop Contest
People's Choice Olive Oil Contest
Children's Booth
and more!

Irish music from 1 to 3pm by Uncorked!

The event is FREE!
Local beer and wine tasting for $15 

Event proceeds benefit local non-profit groups.