Taste the wines of Humboldt County and you will be awestruck by the quality and distinctness of each wine and of each winery that produces them.


Wineries are flourishing in Humboldt County, down south around Myers Flat where vineyards grow sur­rounded by redwood giants. And in the eastern river valleys and forested canyons of Willow Creek and Orleans where organic vineyards and the wines made from them proliferate. To the ocean touched areas of Eureka and Arcata where winemakers select grapes from some of the most amazing vineyards in Northern California to make their wine


Yet each of the wines has a quality that is quintessentially Humboldt. The members of the Humboldt Wine Association invite you to visit their individual web sites, It's Worth the Trip. Please call ahead as most wineries are open only by appointment.


Sorting grapes at Moonstone CrossingSorting grapes at Moonstone Crossing


Lost Coast Vineyard

When Dick and Ester established Lost Coast Vineyard Wines in 2002, they wanted to produce top quality wine with the least possible environmental impact.

A decade later, Lost Coast Vineyard Wines has won medals at the San Diego International Wine Competition, the Humboldt County Fair, and from Appellation America. And they've done it all with electricity produced by solar panels on the winery's roof. In fact, the winery produces more electricity than it uses.

Lost Coast Vineyard Wines are handcrafted and use locally grown grapes from their own vineyards, one next to the winery in coastal Petrolia, the other is located in sunny Hoopa. Both vineyards are in Humboldt County, but their climates are vastly different and allow Lost Coast to grow a wide variety of grapes.

Petrolia, two miles from the coast, provides morning fog and afternoon sun - ideal for growing Lost Coast Vineyards' Pinot Noir and other white varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Pinot Gris, and Semillon. 

Further inland in Hoopa, summer days can reach 100 degrees, with cool nights, lending to conditions for growing Pinot Noir, Syrah, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Pinot Grigio.

Producing less than 2,000 cases a year allows Dick and Ester to be more hands-on and focus on their award-winning processes- a trait they apply to their fields. Lost Coast Vineyard removes invasive plants by hand, uses manure from an organic dairy farm and uses organic pest control.

795 Conklin Creek Rd
Petrolia, CA 95558
(707) 629 3671

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