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Come and enjoy the award-winning wines and friendly wineries in Lake County, CA, the "undiscovered" wine country in Northern California. Several tour operators provide luxurious comfort  - see listings below to call and make a reservation. Other tours are more intimate - see listings below for appoint-only tours.

For a self-guided tour, visit the Tasting Rooms & Wineries page for information.


Winery and Vineyard Tours

Brassfield Estate Winery
Brassfield Estate 10915 High Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks, CA  95423
(707) 998-1895
www.brassfieldestate.com

Tasting room open:
December 1 through February 28, noon to 5:00 p.m. daily
March 1 through November 30, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
Tours by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).

With a Tuscan-style winery located at his vineyard estate in High Valley Jerry Brassfield has an idyllic setting for grapes and guests alike. With official AVA status granted in 2005, the High Valley appellation is one of California’s newest, and unlike many California coastal valleys that typically run north-south, High Valley’s orientation is east-west, approximately one mile wide and five miles long. The valley’s topography has created several distinct microclimates and its geology has resulted in a combination of volcanic soils along the hillsides and alluvial soils on the valley floor, which sits at an elevation of 1,800 feet. Excavation is underway on one of the largest wine cave systems in North America. Totaling 75,000 square feet when complete, currently 15,000 square feet of the wine cave system is finished and houses 1,500 barrels of wine. The system is interconnected and has four entrances with plans for a public area to hold wine club parties and special events. Brassfield’s meticulously planted vineyards on the cooler valley floor are perfect for white varietals such as Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, while the hillside vineyards are ideally suited for red varietals such as Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet, and Merlot. A covered Picnic Pavilion is available for guests and is surrounded by centuries-old oak trees that dot the natural wildlife corridors and traverse the vineyards.  Brassfield is quickly gaining prestige for its estate-grown varietals, many of which have racked up impressive awards.

The Farm to Bottle Tour and Tasting is an unique opportunity to taste and explore handcrafted 100% estate-grown Reserve Wines paired with local artisan cheeses and chocolate.  The 90 minute private tour includes the wines caves, vineyards and private tasting for a fee.  Reservations required.

  • Farm to Bottle Tour
  • Special Events   
  • Wine Cave
  • Picnic Area
Gregory Graham Winery
Gregory Graham Winery 13633 Point Lakeview Road
Lower Lake, CA  95457
(707) 995-3500
www.ggwines.com
Tasting room open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).
After 20 years as a winemaker in the Napa Valley, Gregory Graham wanted to grow his own winegrapes to produce wines in exactly the style he favors. Quality is paramount in every detail – from pruning to bottling – with a focus on maximizing the fruit characteristics of each varietal. In the vineyard, he harvests the grapes at optimum maturity, and in the winery, he uses gentle, small-lot winemaking techniques. The result: wines with bright, fresh fruit aromas and flavors, with intensity and softness. The winery produces Syrah, Grenache, and Zinfandel from the estate vineyard, and Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier using grapes grown by other highly respected growers in the area. Gregory Graham Winery and its Crimson Hill Vineyard are located in the Red Hills AVA.
  • Special Events
  • Vineyard and Winery Tour

 

Hawk and Horse Vineyards
Hawk and Horse Vineyards 13048 Hwy 29, Lower Lake, CA  95457
(707) 994-0910
www.hawkandhorsevineyards.com
Tasting room open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays by appointment.
Hawk and Horse Vineyards is passionately dedicated to quality from the ground up. From the selection of vines and vineyard site, to the most carefully detailed farming practices, they pay special attention to every aspect of the wine growing process. With soil and climate perfectly suited to growing Bordeaux varieties of world class distinction, they specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon. Their award-winning wines are attentively hand-crafted from fruit grown on their certified organic vineyard located in the Red Hills AVA. Family owned and operated, they take great pride in their farming practices and are certified Demeter Biodynamic and CCOF organic.
  • Ranch tour 
  • Vineyard Tour
  • Wine Tour
Moore Family Winery
Moore Family Winery 11990 Bottle Rock Road
Kelseyville, CA  95451
(707) 279-9279
www.moorefamilywinery.com
Open Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tours available by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).
The Moores, who have been in the wine business for decades building wine caves for Napa Valley wineries, completed their own masterpiece in Lake County after 12 years – a 70-acre mountain-top estate winery complete with wine caves, organic vineyards, a picnic area, and two ponds. Weddings are welcome on the beautiful grounds and local musicians play monthly concerts through the harvest season. The tasting room has a Mediterranean flair with picture windows of the stunning mountain views.
  • Picnic Area
  • Special Events
  • Weddings
Six Sigma Ranch & Winery
Six Sigma Winery 13372 Spruce Grove Road
Lower Lake, CA  95457
(707) 994-2086
www.sixsigmaranch.com
Tasting room open daily 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Barrel tasting and ranch tours by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).
With a background in math and statistics, it’s no wonder owner Kaj Ahlmann named Six Sigma Ranch and Winery after a methodology. Six Sigma is a measure of quality and process improvement that strives for near perfection. Each of Kaj’s wines is designed using this concept’s data-driven principles — from vineyard planting to customer service. Six Sigma’s 4,300-acre ranch was developed with the intent to maintain its natural state. In fact, not only are the vineyards responsible for producing superb wines, they also serve as wildlife corridors for the deer, bobcat, wild turkey, wild pigs, and bears to live in perfect symbiosis with the land. Even the winery makes use of the landscape by storing its barrels in a wine cave carved directly into a hillside.
  • Picnic Area
  • Barrel Tasting
  • Vineyard and wine classes
  • Produces natural pasture raised beef, lamb and pork
  • Vineyard tours on an all terrain Pinzgauer
Steele Wines, Inc. 
Steele Wines 4350 Thomas Drive
Kelseyville, CA  95451
(707) 279-9475
www.steelewines.com
Tasting room open 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Tours by appointment.
Jed Steele, founding winemaker of Kendall-Jackson, established Steele and Shooting Star Wines in 1991, co-leasing a small winery until the summer of 1996 when he purchased and opened the old Konocti Winery between Lakeport and Kelseyville. In 2002, Jed and his son Quincy Steele, began a small project which became the new label named Writer’s Block, which has blossomed into an acclaimed line of wines. Steele Wines also produces small quantities of single-vineyard Chardonnays, five single-vineyard Pinot Noirs, three single-vineyard Zinfandels, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Late Harvest Chardonnay. All three labels have won numerous awards.
  • Annual Harvest Festival
  • Farmers' Market
  • Picnic Area

Guided Wine Tours

Lake County Limousine Service
(707) 263-5466
www.lakecountylimo.com
Lake County Taxi
(707) 349-9903
www.lakecotaxi.com
Let our warm and friendly staff take you and your loved ones on a spectacular wine tasting adventure! Sit back, relax and enjoy yourself while our professional chauffeurs deliver you and your guests to the finest wineries in California for a unique wine tasting experience.  Accommodations for groups of 2 to groups of 12.  Award winning wines.  Customized wine tasting experience.  Wine tours are available during winery and tasting room hours.
Limousine Connection
  (707) 279-8889
Owen Ranch
  (707) 987-3023
(707) 355-0121
Vineyard tour on horseback.
Tallman Hotel Wine Tour
9550 Main Street, Upper Lake
(707) 275-2244
www.tallmanhotel.com 
Guests of the hotel can enjoy this five-hour limousine tour with a personable and knowledgeable driver. Guests can choose a guaranteed private tour or a shared tour with others, up to eight guests total. Book the tour and a room by contacting the hotel. Gratuity to driver not included. Add a picnic lunch box prepared by the Blue Wing Saloon Restaurant for $20 per person.  

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