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A record-breaking school of mobular rays has arrived... Manta Rays

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Interviewed by KenwoodWineTrail.com Kaz Interview

Wind conditions on the coast at Bodega Bay if you're going to surf, fish, crab, wind surf or just hang on the beach! Wind

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Some of you have come by the winery to find a new name out front. Sorry about that. The new tasting room and wine making facility is at Wild West Winery in Lakeport. Rhonda Hood after leaving us some 8 years ago has a great space in the next hot wine region of California. It is a rich valley surrounded by mountains with a lake in the middle. Lakeport is in the western side of the lake. Its a big lake third largest in Califonia.

Clear Lake is 19 mi by 8 mi at its widest point, with surface area of 43,785 acres and a 1,155,000 acre·ft capacity. Average depth is 27 ft, maximum is 60 ft lake elevation is 1,329 ft average water temp is 40 °F (4 °C) in winter and 76 °F (24 °C) in summer.

 For now tastings are by appointment only. 

1435 Big Valley Road

Lakeport, CA   95453


Farmers Almanac 2015

  With its traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts,The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation. The extreme weather will continue into Summer 2015, which is expected to be predominantly hot and dry.

We're a Real Family Owned Winery

The Kaz Vineyard was sold November 2014. As of 2015 the Kaz family will be buying all of the grapes to make there wines. But as a family we still designs all of the labels, bottle by hand & Kaz or a family member will be at there new tasting room in Lakeport in Lake County.

Small Production

We started in Sonoma Valley with 400 cases in 1994, got up to 2,000 cases in 2005, 2006 & 2007, but the economy eased us back down to a comfortable 1,000 cases a year. You think we have a small selection? Think again. We only average two barrels per wine which means we've got more options than most wineries our size. We also source fruit from Lake County. No distribution for us guys, we make very small batches to support any distribution.

Our new production 2015 will be even smaller. Where it will settle in we don't know yet. 200-400 cases annually is where the number will go at least in the near future.

Unique Wines

We specialize in Complex Reds, Bold Blends, Rare Varietals (Barbera, Lenoir, Petit Verdot, Petit Sirah, etc,) and Ports like you’ve never seen (red, white and blush!). On top of all of this we do a few other things that set us apart like adding low or no sulfites to our wines, wild yeast when we can. Kaz says: "I don't like to add noth-en, no how, no way!"

As for what varietals we will be making this first year up in Lakeport Petit Sirah will be a the for front, Barbera, Lenoir and some Nebbiolo. We are looking for something whites right now.