Things To Do
Brassfield Estate Winery
With its diverse micro-climates, this Lake County winery produces an array of whites and reds, including Pinot Noir and Sauvingnon Blanc. The Tasting Room is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., from March 1 through November 30. Winter hours are noon to 5 p.m., from December 1 through the end of February. Wine Club membership is free, and includes preferred prices for quarterly shipments of select estate-grown vintages.
10915 High Valley Rd, Clearlake Oaks, California 95423| |
Cache Creek Vineyards & Winery
Producing Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Syrah, Cache Creek grapes are farmed sustainably in the eastern foothillls of Clear Lake. It's a beautiful spot for special events like wedding ceremonies and receptions, with a backdrop of mountains and oak trees. Bands often play at the vineyard, and sometimes the concerts are free. Check their events calendar for the latest happenings.
250 New Long Valley Road, Clearlake Oaks, California 95423| |
Shannon Ridge Family of Wines
Reducing their carbon impact on the planet, the management of Shannon Ridge utilizes an Ovis Cycle - that is, sheep - to mow and weed the vineyard. In addition to Zin, Malbec and Chardonnay, the winery also produces its own hand-harvested olive oil. The wine tasting room is located at Vigilance Vineyard, and open hours are Friday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
13888 Point Lakeview Road, Lower Lake, California 95457| |
Bass Fishing Clear Lake
Clear Lake is known for its population of largemouth bass, plus carp, bluegill and white catfish. A fishing license is needed, and there are several guides in the area who can provide the boats, fishing gear, and most importantly, the knowledge of where exactly the fish are biting. Bass fishing tournaments mostly take place in the spring, but fishing is accessible year round, and even has some advantages in winter.
Clear Lake, California| |
Historic Courthouse Museum
The Museum covers its own history as well as that of the native Pomo Indians and early settlers of the area with photos, paintings and documents. The Pomo basket collection is particularly impressive, and other artifacts include arrowheads and spear points. Guided tours are available. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
255 N Main St, Lakeport, California 95453| |