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December 12, 2014
LAKE COUNTY, CA. --- Five high schools, five youth oriented programs and 13 other nonprofit organizations will share the $96,500 raised this year from September's Lake County Wine Auction. The funds were distributed the evening of December 11, 2014  during a festive reception for beneficiaries and sponsors at the Lakeport Family Fun Center.  Once again, education was the emphasis. "Our commitment to this critical area will ensure that Lake County grows as a strong and healthy community for the next generation." said Kaj Ahlmann, President of the Lake County Wine Alliance.
September 22, 2014
Lake County, CA -- A winning combination of wonderful wines, locally produced food and an exciting atmosphere inspired people from all over our region at the 15th annual Lake County Wine Auction Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Cole Creek Equestrian Center in Kelseyville.
April 9, 2014
LAKE COUNTY---Five high schools, eight youth oriented programs and ten other Lake County nonprofit organizations have been selected as beneficiaries of this yearʼs Lake County Wine Auction.Announcing this year's list, Wine Alliance President Kaj Ahlmann said: “To build astrong community, we need to help the next generation to respect Lake Countyʼs agriculturaltradition and to improve their educational skills. With our grants, the Wine Alliance is working towards those goals.”
September 23, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:LAKE COUNTY, CA ---The Lake County Wine Auction crossed a milestone onSaturday September 21, 2013. Early in an evening of highly competitive bidding, thetotal raised in the 14 years of this event e easily topped the $1,000,000 mark.Going into the auction, the 13 year total was $991,302, so it took only 9 items beforethe total passed the "magic" number.
May 16, 2013
LAKE COUNTY, CA. (April 29, 2032) --- Local Artist John R. Clarke celebrates the spirit of the Lake County Wine Auction in his 14th annual poster painting titled "The Country." Against the backdrop of an American flag and Mt. Konocti, the painting shows two workers passing a basket of grapes. "It's a reminder" said Clarke," of how we need to share the bounty of this community." 
March 27, 2013
LAKE COUNTY---Five, five high schools, six youth oriented programs and five other Lake County nonprofit organizations have been selected as beneficiaries of this year’s Lake County Wine Auction, Kaj Ahlmann, president of the sponsoring Lake County Wine Alliance has announced.
Clearlake Performing Arts
March 15, 2013
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County youth are lining up to join a new string music program offered by Clear Lake Performing Arts, made possible by a generous grant from the Lake County Wine Alliance.When CLPA’s Youth Education program was issued a grant of $2,500 from the Lake County Wine Alliance to offer no-cost lessons to aspiring students.
February 10, 2013
Lake County---The Lake County Wine Alliance has chosen The Cole Creek Equestrian Center in Kelseyville as the venue for the fourteenth annual Lake County Wine Auction to be presented on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013.  This major fundraising event benefits nonprofit arts, health services and community organizations in Lake County.  Since it’s inception in 2000 this event has contributed $991,302 in proceeds to Lake County groups and organizations.
January 6, 2013
LAKE COUNTY---The board of directors of the Lake County Wine Alliance invites nonprofit organizations, agencies and programs in Lake County to apply for a share of the proceeds from the 2013 Lake County Wine Auction.  The fourteenth annual benefit will be held in September with the exact date and location soon to be announced. 
December 20, 2012
LAKE COUNTY, CA. --- Five senior centers, five high schools, three high school programs and eight non profit organizations will share the $96,000 raised this year from this September's Lake County Wine Auction. This is the largest amount distributed by the sponsoring Lake County Wine Alliance in six years.
2012 Poster
March 26, 2012
LAKE COUNTY, CA. (March 26, 2012) --- The Lake County Wine Alliance is proud to announce that the work of noted Lake County artist John R. Clarke will once again be featured on this year's event poster. Over the past 13 years, John has captured the essence of our venues; and this year the magical light of Brassfield Winery in the High Valley region of Lake County seems especially appropriate for his style of work.
Checks in hand
March 13, 2012
Five senior centers, five high schools, three high school programs, and eight nonprofit organizations have been selected as beneficiaries of this year’s Lake County Wine Auction, announced Kaj Ahlmann, president of the sponsoring Lake County Wine Alliance.
Group of beneficiaries
December 24, 2011
Christmas for 18 nonprofit organizations, agencies and high schools came a little early this week, as the board of directors of the Lake County Wine Alliance distributed $65,000 to the groups from the proceeds of the 12th annual Lake County Wine Auction held in September at Ceago Vinegarden in Nice.
2011 Wine Auction at Ceago Vinegarden
September 16, 2011
What: Twelfth annual Lake County Wine Auction gala event benefitting local nonprofit organizationsWhen: Saturday, September 17, 2011 – 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.Where: Ceago Vinegarden, 5115 East Highway 20, Nice, California, in beautiful Lake County, about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco and 2 hours west of SacramentoTheme: Celebrating the Bounty of Lake CountyAttire: Wine Country chic
Ceago Vinegarden
September 9, 2011
The twelfth annual Lake County Wine Auction on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ceago Vinegarden will be a showcase for the bounty of Lake County, featuring wine, food, music, local products and personalities to benefit local nonprofit organizations and programs. The sponsoring Lake County Wine Alliance has announced that a limited number of tickets for the afternoon portion of the event will be sold at the door. The Grand Tasting ticket, $75 per person, will include an afternoon of wine and food tasting, the silent auction, music, and escorted tours of the Ceago gardens by members of the host Fetzer family. This part of the event will begin at 3:00 p.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m. Several Lake County growers will display their products and offer tastings, including Lake County Grown, the Lake County Community Co-op, Villa Barone, Moon Essence, and the LAVA Center Popular keyboard artist David Neft will provide music and his sparkling wit during the afternoon
March 24, 2011
Five senior centers, five high schools, seven nonprofit organizations and one fire district have been selected as beneficiaries of this year's Lake County Wine Auction, announced Margaret Walker, president of the sponsoring Lake County Wine Alliance. The Wine Alliance, a nonprofit organization of wineries, wine grape growers, vineyard owners, related businesses and community supporters founded in 2000, has contributed over $831,765 to foster the arts, benefit health services, and support the community while promoting Lake County as a premier growing region for fine wine grapes. An all-volunteer board of directors and auction committee plan and direct the annual charity event.