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Lake County’s Wine Country

Home to 9,000 Acres of Vineyards

Lake County

Lake County

A major county within California’s Wine Country, Lake County is set in northern California just beyond the San Francisco Bay area. Found south of Mendocino County and north of Napa County and Sonoma County, Lake County too boasts some of the best vineyards in the country.

Known for encompassing Clear Lake, the largest natural lake completely within California's borders, Lake County features nearly 9,000 acres of vineyards. Lake County is also home to the town of Clearlake, neighboring Clear Lake, and wine-yielding American Viticulture Areas such as Red Hills Lake County AVA and High Valley AVA.

Visitors of Lake County are encouraged to drop by local wineries like Brassfield Estate in Oaks, Ceago Vinegarden in Nice, and Gregory Graham Wines in Lower Lake. The town of Kelseyville features several wineries, so stop in for a tasting at Steele Wines, Tulip Hill Winery, and Wildhurst Vineyards.

No question about it, the Brassfield Estate Winery is a top destination for visitors of Lake County. Enjoy a pleasant tasting tour at Brassfield, where you'll find a wide breadth of exceptional white and red wines, sure to broaden your wine spectrum. Drive in from Cloverdale or Ukiah – you won't be disappointed. 

A short drive northwest will take you to the Ceágo Vinegarden, a premium boutique-style winery. Because they only produce around 6,000 cases of wine each year, the choices are a bit more limited than some of the bigger wineries, but you'll no doubt enjoy the quality and craftsmanship as you taste. 

Just off of Point Lakeview Road, not far south from Clear Lake, discover and enjoy time at the Gregory Graham Wines. Relatively new to the Lake County wine scene, Gregory Graham Wines opened in 2005, and by 2011 was completely solar-powered. You'll find exceptional Zinfandels at Gregory Graham Wines.

Closer to the southern shore of Clearlake you'll find the Wildhurst Vineyards in the city of Kelseyville. Opened in 1997, Wildhurst Vineyards features popular choices in Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Tour and taste at the Wildhurst Vineyards for exemplary choices of your favorite Lake County wines.

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Best Western El Grande Inn

15135 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake CA 95422-8106
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Best Western Orchard Inn

555 S Orchard Avenue, Ukiah CA 95482-5022
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