The 2015 Lake County Wine Awards Competition

The annual comprehensive judging of high elevation wines

ANNOUNCING the 2015 Lake County Wine Awards Competition showcasing wines that identify Lake County on the label.

Located on the elevated ridges and flanks of the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca Range to the east, Lake County wines are revealing intense flavors and compelling quality. It is once again time to evaluate the evolution of style coming from this re-emerging wine region.

This competition will commence on June 10th at Langtry Estate where a panel of 10 wine experts will blind-taste and judge all wines submitted and select the winners in each category.

Bob FraserBob Fraser, wine studies adjunct instructor and recently retired head of the Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Program, will return as coordinator for the professional judging. Bob coordinates the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American Wines in the World, and the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

More details on the 2015 Competition will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please call Terry Dereniuk, Executive Director for Lake County Winery Association at (707) 357-5237.

Thank you for your participation and good luck!

Bob Fraser


Wine Cave Photo in header by John McJunkin

Wine bottles from 2011 Competition

2015 details coming soon...

LCWA From the Lake County Winery Association:

Lake County is one of the newest destinations for those looking to enjoy fine wines in a relaxed, rural and breathtaking environment. This award-winning, unspoiled and undiscovered wine region is located only two hours by car from the San Francisco Bay area and the Sacramento valley.

Encompassing Clear Lake and Mt. Konocti, Lake County holds California's largest natural freshwater lake and a striking and majestic dormant volcano. Mt. Konocti is responsible for shaping a wide range of elevations suitable for growing a wide selection of varietals.

High elevations, rugged lands, gentle slopes and rolling hillsides that melt into expansive and fertile valley floors that feed into the spectacular and picturesque Clear Lake are the origins of Lake County's highly acclaimed wines. For up-to-date information, visit us at