The portfolio comprises of three wines: Lake & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blend and Sauvignon Blanc. The Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-selected from Beckstoffer Ranch, a vineyard planted by the largest grower of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa County, Andy Beckstoffer. Planted over 20 years ago, this soil produces wines comparable to Napa Valley fruit. Lake & Vine Red Blend characterizes mountain-grown fruit, showing off Zinfandel, Syrah and Tempranillo varietals in Lake County. Lake & Vine Sauvignon Blanc is produced from 40-year-old vines on the volcanic solis of Lake County’s southern benchlands.
“Lake County is the most promising region in the New World.”
Crafted by Jed Steele, an industry veteran whose career has spanned six decades in California, Lake & Vine wines are representative of the best fruit each site of Lake County has to offer. As a result of unique soil and climate, Lake County offers a versatile selection of varietals just north of Napa Valley.
Millions of years after the Clear Lake Volcano field was formed, rocks and rich minerals have been left behind to create an extraordinary and unique soil. Together, the high altitude, exceptional climate, and volcanic soils of the region make it a truly unique location for winemaking.
The wine industry in Lake County, California stretches back to Gold Rush days when early settlers began to produce wines, drawing from a wealth of different winemaking traditions. The early wine industry attracted serious investment, but was halted by Prohibition. Today, just 50 years after a handful of forward-thinking winemakers replanted wine grapes in the 1960’s, the region offers a remarkable selection of world-class wines.