For a self-guided tour, visit the Tasting Rooms & Wineries page for information.
Winery and Vineyard Tours
|Brassfield Estate Winery|
|10915 High Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423
Tasting room open 10:00 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.
|5115 E. Highway 20
Nice, CA 95464
Tasting Room open daily Noon to 5:00 p.m., tours by appointment. Limited tasting also available at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).
Organic and Biodynamic
|Situated along two miles of lakeshore, the agricultural resort-style winery, Ceago Vinegarden, owned and operated by Jim Fetzer of the prominent winemaking family, promotes a holistic farming environment for plant and animal life. A showcase of biodynamic winemaking and agriculture, the development surrounds a Hacienda-style compound of buildings with herb gardens, grapes, kiwis, olives, walnuts, figs, lavender, a variety of seasonal plantings and winegrapes — the primary production crop — including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. Domestic and wild animals wander the property, demonstrating how both animal and plant kingdoms work together in an agricultural environment.|
|Gregory Graham Vineyard and Winery Tours|
|13633 Point Lakeview Road
Lower Lake, CA 95457
(707) 995 3500
Join winegrower Gregory Graham on a one hour tour of his vineyards and gain first-hand knowledge of the area and what makes his particular vineyards so special. Then it’s back to the tasting room for samples of current release wines while viewing the winery. Weather permitting; advanced reservations required. Free.
|Hawk and Horse Vineyards|
|13048 Hwy 29, Lower Lake, CA 95457
Tasting and tours 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.|
|Langtry Estate & Vineyard Tours|
|21000 Butts Canyon Road
Middletown, CA 95461
Guided tours of the historic vineyard travel to the higher elevation of Tephra Ridge for spectacular views of Guenoc Valley. Tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Includes picnic-style lunch in the vineyard and wine tasting. Fee for tour. 48-hours advance reservations required.
|Moore Family Winery|
|11990 Bottle Rock Road
Kelseyville, CA 95451
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.|
|Shed Horn Cellars|
|21108 Calistoga Street, Middletown, CA 95461|
Tasting room open Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.
|Shed Horn Cellars is the vision of long-time Lake County resident and award-winning winemaker Michael Wood. For many years Michael produced wines for prestigious Lake County wineries. After years of training, gaining knowledge, and experience, he decided to pursue his own winemaking passion and his vision for Shed Horn became a reality. Being an avid outdoorsman, Michael found a name for his winery easily with the idea of the powerful elk. With his enthusiasm for the business and the assistance of his family, Shed Horn Cellar's started producing wines from the mountainous, wild, volcanic soils of our areas most esteemed vineyards. We are pleased with our history, starting with one 3 barrel lot in 2004, we have grown to more than 1000 cases annual production. Being a small producer, we only enter the three major competitions and are proud that we have consistently won gold medals and shown very well year after year.|
|Vines, Mines, and Wines Tour at Six Sigma Ranch and Winery|
|Six Sigma Ranch and Winery
13372 Spruce Grove Road
Lower Lake, CA 95457
Hop into the Six Sigma Ranch Pinzgauer for the rugged ascent to the high-altitude Diamond Mine Vineyard (Lake County diamonds - a semi-precious gem only found in Lake County - are often found glittering in the volcanic soil). Following the vineyard tour, return to the Stage Coach House for a tasting of current Six Sigma Winery releases. Advance reservations required, weather permitting. Allow 90 minutes. Admission fee for tour. 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
|5395 Konocti Road|
Kelseyville, CA 95451
Tasting and tours by appointment. Limited tasting at Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS).
|Sun and soil are two of the most important elements in making great wine. Wanting the best site to grow ultra-premium grapes, Sol Rouge was planted on an estate rich in red volcanic soil from which the estate derives its name – translating to ‘red soil’ in French. The sun, which is translated to ‘sol’ in Spanish, is diverse due to the multiple aspects and aggressive terrain, allowing several different varietals to grow in the distinct microclimates on the 70-acre estate nested between Mount Konocti and Benson Ridge. Award-winning Sol Rouge – where the sun and soil unite.|
|Steele Wines, Inc.|
|4350 Thomas Drive|
Kelseyville, CA 95451
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.|
|13888 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake
Tasting room open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Vigilance Vineyards & Winery is set amongst the historic Anderson Marsh sanctuary where preservation of the land and wildlife are equally matched to the beliefs of Clay & Margarita Shannon, owners of this breathtaking slice of heaven. Inspiration came from the tranquil attributes of this exceptional property. It was the pivotal point of realization for the wine label "Vigilance". Generated from their art of farming using sustainable practices and their spirit of being careful to preserve land for future generations the blend became a truly harmonious expression of the earth and the Shannon's commitment to it. One of two wineries connected by the Red Hills Terroir Trail.|
Guided Wine Tours
|Lake County Limousine Service|
|Lake County Taxi|
|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.|
|Vineyard tour on horseback.|
|Tallman Hotel Wine Tour|
|9550 Main Street, Upper Lake
|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.|