Mt. Konocti Growers Winery
Mt. Konocti Growers was born on May 10, 1926 when various pear growers in Lake County CA formed Lake County Fruit Exchange as an Agricultural Cooperative Corporation. From that day forward Lake County Fruit Exchange operated as one of the major processor/packer/marketers for the Lake and Mendocino County Pear industry.
In 1976, Lake County Fruit Exchange merged with Lake County Growers, Inc. Lake Cove Growers, Inc. where they processed and marketed both walnuts and almonds as well as about 5,000 tons of pears per year bringing the combined pear processing tonnage for the newly formed corporations up to 22,000 tons per year. The walnut and almond operations were eventually closed down and the company continued on as a pear processing and marketing operation.
Today we are known as Mt. Konocti Growers, Inc. We are making wine and bottling our new varieties under the branding of MKG Winery.