Recent California Wine News
New Vintners Association for Lake County
In an effort to bring more attention to the region, Lake County vintners have formed the Lake County Wineries Association. Even though Lake County Wine Country is located just north of the Napa Valley, it lacks the notoriety of its neighbors.
The newly formed association will surely be putting on events and tastings to promote the wines of their region. One of these events is the Lake County Wine Adventure, which is traditionally run by the Lake County Winegrape Commission. It will now be a joint venture between the two organizations.
Roy Cecchetti and Bob Broman were the main proponents in the associations’ development. They formerly worked for Langtry Estate & Vineyards, but recently left to form Cecchetti Wine Co. They recently released a Lake County wine under the 39 Degrees label.
Stags Leap Winegrowers Association Announces Appellation Collection
The 11th anniversary of the Stags Leap District Appellation Collection will be available from October 1st through November 30th. For those of you who aren’t familiar the appellation collection, it is a collection of fifteen cabernets from various Stags Leap Wineries. This year will feature the 2003 vintage.
Participating Stags Leap Wineries include; Shafer Vineyards, Baldacci Family Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Hartwell Vineyards, Chimney Rock Winery, Regusci Winery, Malk Family Vineyards, Steltzner Vineyards, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Taylor Family Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery and Silverado Vineyards.
The cost of the collection is $1,200 plus tax and shipping. You can find out more information at the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association website, or call Executive Director Nancy Bialek at 707-255-1720.