Lake County

    Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

    …Today’s Quick Sip is the 2012 Eruption from Brassfield Estate Winery. Brassfield Estate Winery is located in the western section of Lake County's High Valley appellation. This red blend was produced from one of the winery’s estate vineyards, Volcanic Ridge, which is an 85-acre site that sits at 1900 – 2200 ft. elevation and is solely devoted…

    5 readers - By Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot

    Visit the Kelseyville Pear Festival and Stay to Visit Lake County Wineries

    …A view of Clear Lake The Kelseyville Pear Festival takes place September 27, 2014. Kelseyville is in Lake County, California an area known for pears and wineries. The first Kelseyville Pear Festival took place in 1993. The first vineyards were planted in the 1800s. This year the Pear Festival includes: Third Annual Horse Faire Parade Dessert…

    3 readers - By Wine Trail Traveler

    A week in the life of Traveling Wine Chick

    …. The Farmer Va La and me Truth be told, I wanted to take every one of these wines home with me, but I ended up settling for La Prima Donna and Mahogany. Now I just have to figure out when to return to get my Va La fix. Sunrise over the vineyard in Lake County My First Harvest This week, my friend, winemaker and owner of Passaggio Wines, Cindy Cosco…

    4 readers - By Traveling Wine Chick

    A New Zin Tradition

    … County are from the Cox Vineyard, just north of Ukiah. Not Mendocino County, but close, I tasted a wine from Chacewater Wine from over in neighboring Lake County’s Kelseyville. The 2012 Chacewater Zin, Sierra Foothills, $20, ran 14.5% alc and had dusty rhubarb, cherry, and oak notes throughout. Bonus non-Mendo Zinfandel tastes: I tasted the 2012…

    3 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    …-AVA’s of the Sonoma County AVA and the Lake County AVA (north of Napa). The 2013 vintage started to see the effects of the drought in California. Northern California, though fairly dry, had cooler weather throughout the growing season, so the grapes did well. Too much rain is not good for grapes, rain at harvest can be a disaster, the vines do…

    2 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER