Wine Festivals in Mendocino

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Esterlina Tasting Room, Anderson Valley, CA

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MENDOCINO, CA - Let us help you pick which weekend to escape to Mendocino Wine Country. With so many wineries to taste at throughout Mendocino, why not attend a wine festival where you can taste all your favorites and discover new ones too. See at a glance all the wine festivals happening in Mendocino Wine Country May - December this year!

May 14-16, 2010 (THIS WEEKEND!) - Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Anderson Valley is known for producing great Pinot Noir. If you love Pinot, then this is the event for you. Scratch whatever plans you have this coming weekend and attend this not to be missed Pinot Noir festival where over 40 wineries will be pouring their wines. Enjoy gourmet treats & music in the vineyard at Goldeneye Winery. Learn about Pinot Noir at the tech. conference & dine with the winemakers at Sat. evening dinners in Anderson Valley and on the Mendocino coast. On Sunday, visit the wineries for special wine tastings, seminars, food pairings, and more.
Fee: $50 to $125/person; Time:  Fri. 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.,Sat 11a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 895.9463Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
June 11, 2010 -- Taste of Downtown
Wine Festival; Live Music: Meander the streets with a complementary tasting glass while listening to the sounds of local musicians. Several participating downtown stores and restaurants will host a different winery or brewery for you to taste at. Pick up your commemorative glass the day of the event at Alex Thomas Plaza or the corner of Smith & School Street, Ukiah
Fee: $25 Advance/$30 Day of Event; Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.; Phone: (707) 462.6789

June 18-20, 2010 -- A Taste of Redwood Valley
Wine Festival: Perfect for Father's Day! The festivities begin with a Winemaker's Dinner on Friday evening, held at a private residence and limited to 150 guests. Then on Saturday and Sunday, walk through the back roads of Redwood Valley and visit eight wineries and one distillery where you will pair the deep-flavored wines from Redwood Valley wineries with perfect accompanients of homemade bread, fresh goat cheese, and chocolate covered strawberries. Also enjoy, the beauty of the Redwoods, music, art and of course, more food.
Fee: $25-$75/person; Time: varies by event;  Phone: 800.760.3739

August 14, 2010 -- Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival

Festival, Family Fun: Over 30 local wines, Boar and lamb BBQ, Live music, Silent auction, Grape stomp, Highlands games. Kid and pet friendly. Plenty of activities for the whole family! Meyer
Location: Family Cellars, Mile Marker 34.2 btw Cloverdale & Boonville on Hwy 128, Yorkville.
Fee: General $60, Under 21 $35, Under 5 Free; Time: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Phone: (707) 895.2341

August 21-22, 2010 -- Round Valley Blackberry Festival
Do you like blackberries, live music, wine tasting? If you do, don't miss the 28th Annual Round Valley Blackberry Festival in Covelo. The festival features arts and craft booths, blackberry delicacies, food booths, children's activities, and Mendocino wine tasting. All pets welcome.
Fee: Free ; Time: Sat 12 p.m. - 7 p.m./Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone: (707) 367.8393


winesongWebpic.jpgSeptember 10-11, 2010  -- WINESONG!
Wine auction and tasting featuring over 100 wine producers from several wine regions including Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Sierra Foothills, Oregon, and many more. Lots auctioned will include rare vintages from France and Italy, international cult wines, original arts, and custom designed vacations. And of course, on top of all this live music and food to pair.  The opening barrel tasting event will feature Pinot Noir winemakers from Anderson Valley. This event always sells out, so get your tickets in advance!
Location: 775 River Drive, Fort Bragg, CA
Fee: $40 - $175; Time: 12pm - 5pm; Phone: (707) 961.4909

November 5 - 15, 2010  -- Mendocino County Wine & Mushroom Festival
Celebration, Food & Wine Education: Mushroom dinners, wine- and beer-pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging there is something for everyone during this magical season of mushrooms. Events will take place throughout the County, from the coast to the inland valley.
Fee: Varies Time: Varies Phone: (707) 462.7417

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Thanks for sharing these dates. I am always looking for a getaway weekend, and now I have so many dates to choose from. Looks like you have some good times ahead!

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