New Activity Energizes Lake County Growers and Wineries
Long the North Coast's Cinderella, Lake County seems close to finding its Prince Charming
by Paul Franson
Jun 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The largest grape producer in California before Prohibition, the isolated mostly rural county north of Napa and Sonoma has struggled to fit into today's quest for quality grapes. Long a source of anonymous blending grapes, mostly Sauvignon Blanc, the county is starting to produce--and being recognized for--quality wines.Odd Man OutThough Lake County is part of the North Coast American Viticultural Area like neighboring marine-influenced Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, it really has a contin...
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