Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California, is the focal point of the Lake County wine region. Several mountain ranges removed from the coast, Lake County is warmer and dryer than the neighboring counties of Sonoma or Napa, providing textbook conditions for sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec and zinfandel. Vineyards are planted throughout the county — from a fertile valley near 1,400 feet of elevation, to the rocky red volcanic soils around Mt. Konocti and Cobb Mountain.
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Lucksinger Vineyards is a 100-acre planting set at nearly 1,500 feet of elevation in the Big Valley area of Lake County. Soils consist of alluvial rocky loam and clay while the warm-to-hot days and very cool nights allow grapes to fully ripen and develop stellar levels of grape acidity.
grapes sourced: semillon, sauvignon blanc
Amber Knolls Vineyard
Amber Knolls Vineyard boasts the exceptional conditions of 2,200-foot elevations, signature red volcanic soils, and the warm dry climate of the Red Hills region. This 19-acre “all star” planting engenders small early-maturing vines that transform stress resulting from minimal irrigation into small berries and loose clusters with favorable high skin-to-juice ratios and advanced flavor development.
grapes sourced: malbec