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Ployez Winery

Ployez Winery 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. They are the only winery that buys from Lake County, and the only winery that produces Chenin Blanc, Gamey Beaujolais and Sparkling wine. 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 education includes 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.

From Calistoga, take Highway 29 north. As you pass through Hidden Valley, before you get to Lower Lake we will be on the left-hand side of Highway 29. From Ukiah, take Highway 20 east to Highway 29 south. Continue through Lower Lake on Highway 29 and we will be on the right-hand side. From Sacramento, take Highway 20 west at Williams. Then make a left onto Highway 53 south. After you pass through Lower Lake, continue on Highway 29 and we will be on the right-hand side.

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1171 S. Highway 29, Lower Lake, CA, US, 95457 Email:
Phone: 888-704-9463 Web:
Fax: 707-994-6514
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  Cabernet Sauvignon
Berry aroma w/full body
Full body w/deep flavor of the grape
  Chenin Blanc
Dry and fruity
  Gamay Beaujolais
Deep aroma w/classic full body flavor
  Red Zinfandel
One of the best we have ever made!
  Sparkling Brut
100% Chardonnay grapes


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Ginni says...
I was there in 1999 and tasted very good champagne. So good, I bought a case later that year for a special party and had it shipped to my home. The problem is I have never been able to find it in a store up here in Oregon. Is this wonderful place really closed?