Picturesque Lake County, renowned for its Sauvignon Blancs, has been discovered as a distinctive red grape AVA as well.
Lake County (County Appellation)
The White Wine Appellation Sees Red
Preconceived notions can lead to misleading conclusions, and there may be no better viticultural example of that than Lake County, that lightly regarded region just north of mighty (imagewise) Napa.
March 6, 2007
has long been known as a white wine region, specifically Sauvignon Blanc
. Ever since the first SBs were made from Lake grapes in the early 1980s, the area’s hillside regions have yielded goodly amounts of lovely Sauvignon fruit and the acclaim of many of its wines has preceded Lake County’s image as a wine-growing district.