Lake County Home Wine Makers Festival-Lakeport, CA

Event Date: June 20, 2020 : 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 students, scholarships, concerts and underwriting of the outstanding Lake County Symphony.

The LCSA would like to thank our 2019 "Best of Class" Sponsors: David Noland of HD Video Creations, WestAmerica Bank (Lakeport), and Running Creek Casino; also thanks to our 2019 Bronze Sponsors: Community First Credit Union (Lakeport), and Guy Strohmeier's Auto Center!

A panel of wine experts will judge the wide variety of wines submitted by skilled home winemakers.

Along with the many Lake County home winemakers, amateurs are invited from nearby counties to participate.

They will be joined by several of Lake County's premium commercial wineries, pouring samples of their wines.

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 also will be offered.

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 Chris Welch 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 booth and best wine label.

Amateur Wine Makers are encouraged to enter the Wine Competition prior to the Festival.

Note that all entrants for judging must participate in the festival with a tasting booth.

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.

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, and download a Beer and Winemakers Booth Application Form from the sidebar and mail it in.

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

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

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We thank the following for their generous support of our 2018 Winefest: Richmond Park Bar and Grill, Konocti Vista Casino and Resort, Kelseyville Lumber, Kelseyville Pizza, Dr. Dhanda, Rainbow Ag, Soap Shack Baby, Davis Automotive, Angelinas Bakery, Chalerm Thai Bistro, Foods, Etc., Game Hub, DJs Pizza, Brunos Groceries, Griffins Furniture, Cactus Grill, David Neft, Rosales Market, Beulahs Kitchen, Hardesters Market and Hardware, Adam Springs Golf Course, Riviera Foods, Common Grounds, The Elegant Touch, Safeway Clearlake and Lakeport, Mendo Mill Clearlake and Lakeport, Campos Casuals, The Carriage House Inn, Lovies Garden Supply, David Zellerbach, Fresh & Bangin, Eric Joyner Artist, Pet Country Store & Groomers, Congressman Mike Thompson, Renees Cafe, Cooper Tires, Lakeport Automotive, 11 Roses Ranch,U.S. Nails, The Shoe Box, Currys Furniture, Lakeport Cinema, Andi Skelton Fiddle Lessons, Drs. David and Merry Jo Velasquez, Lavender Blue, Upper Lake, Sunburst Skin Care, Chuckmark Creations, Carolyne Lwanya, Carolyn Vasquez, Gaston Forge Design, Reginas Ribbons, Erwin Ludwig, Brooks Designs Jewelry, Wine Barrel Staves, Gourmet Temptations, Wildflower Artistic Gallery, Riviera West Ladies Club, Twin Pine Casino Resort, Ooms Transformations, Lindas Hallmark, Riviera West Ladies Club, Twin Pine Casino Resort, Boathouse Restaurant and Bar, Bunkhouse Gifts, Woodys, Kelseyville, LT Nails, Rockstar Massage, Haircut with Joe, Saw Shop, Disney Rentals, Hillside Motor Sports, Jitter Bean Lakeport, Arti Cafe, Flowers by Jackie, Butterfly Spa, AJs Sewing Room, Mi Chelas, Romis Brew and BBQ, Vintage Station Deli, Clearlake Campground, Ukiah Symphony, K. Maley Jewelry, Smokehouse Jerky Co., Linda Karnstedt Amway, Liv Fashion Boutique, Napa Valley Balloons, Lettys & Nails by Karen, Buddha Thai Kitchen, Cache Creek Casino Resort, The Scoop, Kelseyville, Lower Lake Coffee and Cream, Fun Time Racing, Wine Barrel Creations, B&T Wood and Jewels, Amelia Thomas, Hardesters Market, and George and Cheryl Smith (The Carriage House).