Lake County Winery Association

Lake County’s annual Barrels and Verticals event is Saturday, February 24th! It is a wine extravaganza involving multiple Lake County wineries offering barrel tastings straight from the source as well as wine tastings of the same wine through different vintages. This spectacular in-person event is a great opportunity to mingle with fellow wine enthusiasts, meet the winemakers, and expand your wine knowledge.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the participating wineries!


Gregory Graham Wines: After refining his skills at Freemark Abbey Winery and Rombauer Vineyard in Napa, winemaker Gregory Graham brought his expertise here to Lake County. Taste through some of the best red wines the area has to offer.

Fore Family Vineyards A favorite in the heart of Kelseyville, Fore Family Vineyards is a must for Rhône varieties like Grenache and Mourvèdre. Be sure to check out upcoming events, like art shows, while you’re there.

Olof Cellars Olof Cellars is a foodie destination! Always ready to talk pairings, the crew at Olof will happily provide recommendations for their Nebbiolo, Petit Verdot, and more.

Fults Family Vineyards Soak in the warmth and hospitality of a true family-owned winery at Fults Family. Taste through their Old Vine Zinfandel and other wines that speak to the pride of family ownership.

Six Sigma Ranch Nestled in the backroads of Lower Lake, Six Sigma produces some of the best wines around. This working cattle ranch crafts stellar Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more from Lake County diamond-rich soils.

Stonehouse Cellars The laid-back vibe of Stonehouse Cellars belies the quality of wines here! Step up for some serious verticals Stonehouse’s Coyote’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is always a fan favorite.

Langtry Farms The historic (and sustainable) Langtry Farms invites guests to take in sweeping views while tasting through fabulous Petit Verdot, Merlot, and more. Langtry’s library wines highlight how beautifully Lake County wines age.

Mt. Konocti Winery Mt. Konocti Winery dates back to the 1920s, when pear orchards ruled the county. Today, it maintains the rustic feel while bringing the craft of agriculture to winemaking with Cabernet Sauvignons, dessert wines, and more.

Thorn Hill Vineyards Visiting Thorn Hill Vineyards is like stepping through a portal to Tuscany. Take in the mountain views rising behind lavender fields as you taste through their elegant whites and reds.

Wild Diamond Vineyards Honoring Lake County diamonds found throughout the local volcanic soils, Wild Diamond Vineyards crafts wines that embody terroir. Wild Diamond’s Bordeaux and Rhône blends are uniquely Lake County gems.

Smiling Dogs Ranch A local favorite, Smiling Dogs Ranch is all about good vibes and tasty wines. Eco-conscious and clearly dog-friendly, Smiling Dogs invites guests to bond with their new best friends over local wines.

Boatique Winery Located just outside adorable Kelseyville, Boatique Winery is a haven of excellent wines and gorgeous views. With everything from bubbles to big reds, Boatique is a must for wine lovers of all kinds.  

Martin Pohl Wines. Martin Pohl Wines and Beaver Creek Vineyards is known for their bio-dynamic and organic wines. Check out their natural wines from reds to pet nat to orange.

Domaine Helena. One of Lake County’s newest wineries, Domaine Helena’s owner, André Guéziec has relied upon his French roots and his upbringing among Alsace wines to influence the farming operations, maintenance and winemaking.

R Vineyards and Obsidian Ridge at Wine in the Willows Powerhouses R Vineyards and Obsidian Ridge can both be found at Wine in the Willows, the historic wine bar in Lakeport. Taste through their offerings to explore complex Cabernets and red blends that only Lake County can produce.