Lake County Home Wine Makers Festival-Lakeport, Ca

Event Date: June 17, 2017 : 12:00 PM-5:00 PM


The annual festival is sponsored by the Lake County Symphony Association (LCSA). Proceeds go to support LCSA's fine music activities, including in-school music programs for elementary students, scholarships, concerts and sole underwriting of the outstanding Lake County Symphony.

A large panel of professionals will judge the wide variety of wines submitted by skilled home winemakers.

Along with the many Lake County home winemakers, amateurs are coming from most of the nearby counties including Mendocino, Napa, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Alameda, Sonoma and Marin. Many of them are award winners from past festivals.

They will be joined by several of Lake County's premium commercial wineries, pouring samples of their wines, with many offering winery discounts for attendees.

Lakeport restaurants and other food purveyors will offer food. Martin Scheel will once again serve as master of ceremonies.

A major silent auction featuring dozens of valuable prizes supplied by Lake County businesses and individuals, among them samples from the vineyards of Congressman Mike Thompson also will be offered, along with raffle drawings.

The festival will be open to the public from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., but participants including not only home wine makers, but also arts and crafts people and commercial wineries should have their booth setups completed by 11 am. Space assignments are made by event coordinator Jim Perry and will be available at the main LCSA booth by 9 a.m.

Along with the judge's ribbons, home wine makers also will be eligible for the "Peoples Choice" awards, determined by ballots submitted by attendees. Awards are also given for best decorated booths and best wine labels.

Amateur Wine Makers are encouraged to enter the Wine Competition prior to the Festival. The competition is open to everyone regardless of location. We'd love to see your entry this year. Enter for the chance to win great ribbons, get valuable feedback, and of course, bragging rights.

Wine Submissions will need to be delivered the day of the event. A 750-milliliter bottle of each varietal to be judged must be delivered to the drop-off location at the Lakeport Yacht Club 15 5th Street, 2 blocks North of Library Park on the water. Please deliver your entries between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM the day of the event. Download an entry form and bring with your submission

To apply to have a booth at the event, fill out and send a Booth Application to:

Home Winemakers Festival@LCSA, PO Box 974, Lakeport, CA 95453

Contact Doug for more Information 707-569-9880