TASTE MENDOCINO 2019
Wineries, Spirits, Cider, Specialty Food Producers and Destination Properties
Alder Springs Vineyard, Located in the remote northern reaches of Mendocino County is on the cutting edge of viticulture. 140 acres of vines planted to 42 varieties cling to steep, rocky hillsides ranging from 1700-2700 feet in elevation. This rugged site has gained a reputation for producing high-quality grapes and complex and structured wines.
Since 2002, Artezin Zinfandel has been hand-crafted by winemaker Randle Johnson and sourced from multi-generational family farms throughout Mendocino County. Our Zinfandel from Mendocino is a pure varietal expression of red and black fruit, with a hint of black pepper and a concentrated finish.
All BARRA of Mendocino wines are made from 100% estate grown, hand-picked certified organic grapes. We believe that the combination of our organic viticulture practices, coupled with our unique geographic location in the Mendocino appellation, helps us deliver premium wines that are truly representative of their roots. We hope you enjoy the end results in the bottle as much as we've enjoyed creating it.
Our mission is to produce world class wines from neighborhood secret gardens and aim to provide you with an experience that tastes like a masterpiece of flavor. Down every path is something new to explore! By choosing special grapes from long-standing vineyards in the hills of Mendocino County, we are able to bring you something traditional and unique at the same time.
A cup of coffee is practically a religious experience for us. We revere it, we crave it and we anticipate brewing and drinking it every day. Every coffee has a story, a history of soil, people and culture that make each one special. And it’s that combination that keeps us curious to learn about and eager to experience the next cup.
Bonterra vineyards have been farmed organically since 1987, long before organic products were widely available in America. The inspiration for farming this way was simple: organic grapes produce the purest expressions of the varietals and land on which they are farmed.
Briceland Vineyards, located just north of the county line, has been part of the Mendocino winemaking community since its founding in 1985. The off the beaten path winery uses a hands on, old school approach to winemaking. The tiny lot, site revealing wines it produces are both crowd pleasing and distinctive.
We have been farming our land since 1943, blending our northern Italian heritage with our California roots. Our family chose the lion from St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy to symbolize our rich history. Today, we continue this tradition by offering Estate wines for you and your family to enjoy.
Since its founding in 1973, Cakebread Cellars has developed a reputation for producing world-class wines. Its success is built on quality, consistency and continuity, characteristics which apply equally to the grapes, the wines, the people and the operation of the winery. The Cakebread family remains committed to creating fine Anderson Valley and Napa Valley wines.
At Campovida, Arneis, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Tocai Fruilano, Grenache, Sangioves are just a few of the rare Mendocino County varietals poured in our Hopland and Oakland tasting rooms.
Our family focuses on sharing the beauty and the bounty through our neighbor’s organic farming practices and our world class, small lot (50-300 case) winemaking.
Perfectly situated with a southwest exposure, Chance Creek Vineyards are rooted in the rocky bench lands of Redwood Valley. Our grapes are grown in accordance with the California Organic Food Act of 1990 and are C.C.O.F. certified. The wines resulting from our family labors are intense, varietal and a pure statement of terroir, the unique flavor imparted to the grape by our particular vineyards.
Crush Italian Steakhouse, located in Ukiah in the heart of the Mendocino Valley, is a restaurant beyond any local experience. We offer a unique combination of the traditional and contemporary. Specializing in traditional Italian flavors, mixed with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, we have created a vibrant menu of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant.
We are a third-generation family-owned and operated winery located at the pristine headwaters of the Russian River in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, California. At Frey Vineyards we combine the best of modern and traditional winemaking methods to showcase distinctive varietal flavors. Through minimal manipulation in the cellar, we allow the wines to express the authentic character of our soils and climate.
Whether it is the estate program with more than 20 clones of Pinot Noir, or the custom, small-lot winery that allows winemaker Michael Accurso to maintain the integrity of each vineyard block, Goldeneye champions detail and diversity. This approach has resulted in a Goldeneye style that embodies both the elegance of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and its deep, rustic power. This style has become the benchmark for the region, and has catapulted Goldeneye to the ranks of the world’s finest Pinot Noirs.
Since 1876, when the Gowan family first established their orchards, Gowan apples have been growing in California’s lush Anderson Valley. Using sustainable methods, the Gowans grow 83 selected varieties of apples in 140 year old family orchards that are now tended by the 6th generation. In 2015 Gowans also began releasing proprietary blends and varietal premium wine-style apple ciders.
Crispin Cain started distilling with Germain-Robin in '89. In 2007 Greenway Distillers released our first product: Crispin's Rose Liqueur. We also make Absinthe under Greenway. We branched out with American Craft Whiskey Distillery, to make Whiskey, Gin, and Vodka. Greenway Distillers is now proud to be producing 22 products.
Specializing in late harvest Riesling and Pinot Noir, Greenwood Ridge has built a reputation for producing award-winning, small lot wines. Purchased in 2016 by Ken and Diane Wilson, Winemaker Victoria Wilson now heads the winemaking for all Greenwood Ridge wines continuing the long tradition of honoring the Anderson Valley and Mendocino fruit.
At Handley Cellars, we offer a wide variety of wines that complement today’s diverse cuisines. Winemaker Milla Handley seeks to make balanced wines that possess distinctive varietal characteristics, wines that reflect the soil and climate in which they were grown.
The Historic Harbor House Inn was first built in 1916 by American Architect Louis Christian Mullgardt. Following a recent remodel, the property features classic and antique furnishings, fireplaces, decks, and pathways to magnificent gardens with vistas that lead to a private beach. We invite our guests to embody the spontaneous pace of nature while savoring the wild beauty that is the North Coast of California.
Nestled into Mendocino’s rugged Pacific coastline, the guest rooms, suite and vacation homes at The Heritage House Resort manage to soothe and inspire in the very same breath. Each room merges the timeless aura of original architectural elements with a contemporary design aesthetic and every travel luxury imaginable.
Crushing fruit since 1971, Husch Vineyards is the oldest winery in Anderson Valley. That first crush – including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Gewurztraminer – set the mark for a humble winery to begin many decades of great winemaking and notable wines. In 1980 Husch added Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc to its portfolio of food-friendly wines.
Kalã was inspired by a passion for the vast cultural diversity of cuisines around the globe, and the desire to create wines that pay tribute to them. We produce our wines from small batches of sustainably cultivated fruit, applying old-world wine-making techniques. It’s this level of artisan creation that makes Kalã the ideal complement to a range of cuisines.
Totally delicious from savory to sweet, each pie is a handmade labor of love. We believe it is important to support our local agriculture and source as many local and organic ingredients as possible. We currently sell pies to local markets and specialty stores in Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, and Sonoma Counties and online.
The Coast KOZT – Mendocino County’s FM, The Coast is an award winning station that reaches a global audience through streaming, on-demand audio, and local dial positions 95.3 and 95.9. KOZT is the perfect blend of commercial and community radio – the station you turn on and tune in to… Locally owned, locally programmed, local personalities, local news... World Class Radio! our friends just call us The Coast!
A classic coastal resort with spectacular ocean views, Little River Inn boasts a long legacy of authentic family hospitality. The fifth generation, including Innkeeper Cally Dym and her husband, Executive Chef Marc Dym, is currently at the helm, happily welcoming guests just as the family has done since 1939.
Located in the west or “deep end” of the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, approximately 2.5 hours north of San Francisco, our Anderson Valley Estate has 69 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. With the Navarro River to the southwest and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, a natural marine layer blankets the vineyards and creates terroir ideal for our estate-grown Burgundian varietals to mature slowly and ripen to the peak of their varietal character.
Lovers Lane Farm works hard to ensure that every jar contains only the finest quality, minimally processed honey. This “liquid gold” has not been exposed to excessive heat or manipulation. Unlike most honey you’ll find, Lovers Lane Farm does not adulterate or manipulate the bees’ formula. The end result is one of nature’s finest gifts, tasting exactly as it does when harvested from the beehive.
Our award winning wines vary from our Estate Chardonnay, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, Largo Ridge Zinfandel, Estate Merlot and Symphony. We also include Bordeaux Blends and late harvest varietals. All Maple Creek Ranch wines are made in small lots, hand crafted with passion and are sure to please every palate.
Our handcrafted wines are produced solely from our high elevation Mariah Vineyards grapes. These dry farmed vines are tended to and sustainably farmed. When the grapes are at the correct stage of ripeness, they are hand picked and sorted. We then begin the winemaking, producing our exclusive estate wines, with each vintage imparting it’s own uniqueness.
McNab Ridge Winery combines the pioneering wine-making spirit of John Parducci with the new tradition and vitality of Rich Parducci.
"We make wines that get people to ask for a second glass," says Rich. McNab Ridge wines are made with Mendocino County fruit.
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a 47-acre non-profit botanical garden stretching from Coast Highway 1 to the Pacific Ocean containing a wide variety of world-recognized plant collections. Come experience the rugged beauty of the Mendocino Coast mixed with the peaceful tranquility of our garden by the sea.
Advance your academic progress this fall while enjoying the new facilities and lush landscape that surround Mendocino College. We offer a robust selection of classes for either the continuing, returning or new student. Take advantage of our numerous online offerings or come to campus and enjoy the beautiful fall colors, temperate weather, free parking, small class sizes, and outstanding faculty and staff.
Savor this unique wine sourced from a hidden gem known as Mendocino Ridge. The rugged and steep hillsides require costly and extreme farming techniques. Above the fog and closer to the sun, with all its glory, Mendocino Ridge is truly about Farming in the Wilderness™.
Our family has been growing grapes, making wine and producing non-alcoholic grape juices in the Anderson Valley in coastal Mendocino since 1974. Our vineyard is located in a cooler growing region so our specialties and focus are on dry Alsatian style white wines and Pinot Noir.
Noyo Harbor Inn sits majestically above the riverbank with a sweeping view of endless forests, flowing river and active harbor…it is a magical place. Boasting a full service restaurant featuring California Coastal Cuisine, Pre-Prohibition era inspired bar, conference room, sitting gardens and endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors…this secluded property is truly one of a kind.
Old Chatham Ranch olive oil is hand crafted. Starting in the field, the olive trees are hand tilled and pests are managed by natural techniques and organic farming practices. Old Chatham Ranch oil is certified extra virgin by the California Olive Oil Council. Old Chatham Ranch oil is robust, fruity and pungent, all very desirable characteristics.
Pennyroyal Farm produces handcrafted cheese exclusively from goats and sheep raised at our own family farm, which munch on wild grasses and pennyroyal mint that blanket our sixty-six acre farmstead and vineyard in Boonville. The milk is transformed into fresh and aged cheeses and, like our grapes, Our cheeses reveal a strong sense of place.
We crafting award-winning natural wines from our vineyard on a plateau above Lake Mendocino, where we grow a superb Rhone varietal in the historical black grape of Mendocino. We follow natural agriculture and biodynamic philosophy and practices. Each year, we help the wine reveals its personality as an expression of the year's climate, the terroir and the varietal. Our wines are vibrant and show a rare combination of distinctive fruit aromas and spices.
The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has gone through many transitions, including a name change when it was formally known as Pacific Echo from 1998 until July 2004. Today, the name and quality of the wine have been restored back to Scharffenberger Cellars under the new management of Maisons Marques & Domaines.
The Schat family began baking bread & operating bakeries in Utrecht, Holland in the late 1800’s. The art of bread baking has always been the pillar of all Schat’s bakeries. My father, Jack Schat Jr. , always said “A bread customer is a customer for life.” We take great pride in using 100% organic flours in all our bread production appreciate you choosing to take a fresh loaf to your home.
Our family estate sits in the lush Russian River Valley between the Mayacamas and Coastal Mountain ranges. All of our wines are created from hand-harvested, hand-pruned, sustainably farmed estate-grown fruit. Our select blocks are the premium sections from Seebass Vineyards.
Our products are Farmstead, from start to finish: all milk is from our goats; we grow most of the feed and any we buy is from our valley. Our cheeses are hand made and hand packaged with the highest quality and safety standards. We are environmentally friendly as well: the goats are fed the whey that is left over; our cheeses are made with vegetable rennet and not from animal sources; we recycle the water used in manufacturing too. In short, we leave as small a carbon footprint as possible.
Stella Cadente produces artisanal extra virgin and flavored olive oils. Our oils are repeat gold medal winners, and are featured at restaurants and retailers throughout California.
Nestled between sun-drenched vineyards and redwood forest, The Madrones is a Mediterranean compound in Philo, California, boasting two tasting rooms, elegant guest accommodations, and a world class restaurant serving wood fired cuisine, all in the heart of Anderson Valley wine country.
Theopolis Vineyards is a small lot vineyard and hand-crafted winery located in California’s prestigious Yorkville Highlands of the Anderson Valley. Ms. Theodora Lee, a partner and trial lawyer at Littler Mendelson, founded Theopolis Vineyards in 2003. In the wine world, Ms. Lee is known as Theo-patra, Queen of the Vineyards.
Tres Bien Creamery is family owned and operated producing top quality dairy products for years at our Ridgewood Ranch near Willits in Mendocino County.
Our family enjoys creating new flavors on a regular basis. If there is a flavor of cheese you would like on our line, contact us. We create custom flavors.
We offer: cow milk cheeses, goat milk cheeses, goat/cow blend cheeses.
Waits-Mast Family Cellars has focused its efforts on single-vineyard Pinot Noir from the often foggy, cool-climate regions of California. We aspire to create delicious Pinot Noir by working with intriguing vineyards and letting their unique characteristics – from coastal proximity to hillside placement – shine through in the wine.
Winesong is the premier annual charity auction & wine + food tasting on the Mendocino Coast & is produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation. Proceeds are used to enhance equipment, facilities and services at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital.