Established in 1997, this new winery is owned by Gerald and Shirley Ployez, who purchased the old Stuermer Winery in Lower Lake. Since then, wine lovers everywhere are celebrating Lake County's first sparkling wine. Sparkling wine is a welcome addition to the county's wine offerings, but it won't stop there.

The Ployez' produce other varietal wines, including Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gamay Beaujolais, another new Lake County varietal.

Gerald's expertise and experience in winemaking add to the anticipation and excitement of the wines being produced at Ployez Winery. Gerald grew up in the Champagne region of France, where his family has enjoyed three generations of very successful Champagne production. Supplementing his hands-on experience in the family winery, Gerald's educationncludes several
degrees in oenology from universities in France and specifically in Burgundy.

The Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Lower Lake. Gerald and Shirley invite you to visit and taste their well received wines. You can purchase the wines in the tasting room and go home with the memory and flavors of this fast growing wine region. "We want our guests to feel comfortable here and we look forward to being involved in the community, working with the restaurants and doing special events at the winery.

"Winemaking is an art and Gerald is truly an artist," says Shirley.


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