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.”
When: 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: lakecountywineries.org 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.
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
WIENZ with ALTITUDE! 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".
WHY is EVERYONE HEADING NORTH? 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.
GET AHEAD of the TREND! 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.