Events for and around Anderson Valley: Here are some great excuses for you to plan a weekend in Mendocino.
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Winter Feast Mendocino https://visitmendocino.com/crab-feast-mendocino-2019/ January 18-27, 2019
Shrug off those winter blues and indulge in fine seafood, wine, beer, and more at family-style crab and cioppino feeds, gourmet crab-themed dinners, crab and wine pairings, whale watching and crab fishing adventures, a Wine Competition showcasing our sparkling liquid assets, and the ever popular Crab Cake Cook-off that highlights the talents of our county’s chefs. Unplug with us in beautiful Mendocino County and stay a night or two, or more, in some of the most unique lodging properties in Northern California!
The highlight is the Crab Cake Cook-off & Wine Competition on Saturday January 26. Imagine yourself surrounded on all sides by delicious and delectable crab cakes lovingly prepared by Mendocino County Chefs for your enjoyment… pair those with some killer wines and you have a FEAST in the making! Check the festival brochure for details on how you can EAT, PLAY & LEARN.
Come and immerse yourself in the Mendocino County experience … January 18 through 27, 2019!
Come by Pennyroyal Farm for a holiday mix of festive shopping and joyful sip'n'nibbling! Our tasting room will have holiday offers, custom gift baskets, and free gift wrapping along with wine by the glass specials and complimentary popcorn.
Farm Fun: Go on a Carriage Ride--led by fjord horses--around the barn with a hot bevvy at 3:30pm, 4:00pm or 4:30pm; $20 Adult (21+), $10 Youth (3-20), FREE (under 2). Seats will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and weather permitting.
Pennyroyal Farm Crab Brunch https://store.pennyroyalfarm.com/pages/farm-events Sunday, January 20th 11:30am-1:00pm
On sale early December! Pennyroyal is fusing the best of the sea with farmstead fare for their brunch at the farm. Chef Elizabeth Leas will present a delectable three-course menu featuring PRF cheeses, produce and meats with local seafood, and exceptionally paired with their estate wines.
White Wine Weekend Winemaker Dinner https://www.avwines.com/white-wine-festival/ Join us for a special Alsace-style themed dinner with winemakers and fine wines from Pennyroyal Farm and Navarro Vineyards at the Boonville Hotel.
Saturday, February 23, 2019.
More details to come…!
22nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival https://www.avwines.com/ Mark your calendars!
Come experience Pinot Noir produced by some of California’s finest vintners, from grapes grown here in the beautiful and rugged Anderson Valley. To our knowledge, this is the only festival in the world that celebrates a single varietal from a single appellation.
This festival is a three day event including a Technical Conference & social BBQ in the vineyards on Friday, Grand Tasting on Saturday with 40+ wineries participating, many elegant winemaker dinners on Saturday evening, and open houses at all area wineries on Sunday.
Blue Collar Winemaker Dinner – Navarro Vineyards at Cucina Verona http://www.cucinaverona.com/ January 22nd, 2018 5:00pm-9:00pm
Join us at Cucina Verona as they bring fine dining to the proletariat! They'll offer a $20 three-course dinner paired with wine from Navarro Vineyards at only $6 per glass! This sumptuous meal is guaranteed to satisfy your fine dinning cravings while keeping some cash in your pocket!
Call 707-964-6844 for reservations
Winemakers Dinner at Noyo Harbor Inn http://www.noyoharborinn.com/ January 24th,2019
Noyo Harbor Inn’s intimate dining room will be the setting for a fabulous five course seafood dinner. Each course will be paired with extraordinary Navarro Vineyards or Pennyroyal Farm wines. Cost, including tax and tip, is only $125/person! Reserve your spot early for this truly unique experience.
The Noyo Harbor Inn overlooks the sights and sounds of Noyo Harbor and the river. Sip a cocktail while watching the sea lions slip into the water from the docks; watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean; and bed down for the night in one of the beautifully appointed rooms.
CAll for reservations 707-961-8000
9th Annual Festival of Lights https://www.gardenbythesea.org/ Friday, November 23rd though Sunday, December 16th Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 9th Annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 23 through December 16. Visitors can warm up and wind down in a beautifully decorated tent complete with live music, local craft brews, and some of the best wine Mendocino County has to offer.
LMU Wine Classic https://giving.lmu.edu/wineclassic/ Sunday, January 27th, 2019 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Wine Classic is a fundraiser for LMU student scholarships that features over 40 of California's premium wineries with more than 150 wines, including rare vintages. Vintners and proprietors from participating wineries will be onsite to share their knowledge and experience. VIP experiences and wine packages will also be offered in a silent auction during the event. Wine Classic is open to the public. Where:
Loyola Marymount University
Albert Gersten Pavilion
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 Tickets:
Tickets include entry, wine tasting, artisanal small plates and a souvenir wine glass. Get your tickets today!
$75 through December 15
Family Winemakers of California http://www.familywinemakers.org/taste Family Winemakers will host its annual tasting of family-produced and hard-to-find California wines on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Activity Center. The Sunday tasting is a one day event of award-winning small, family-owned wineries that create wines from many of the state's fabled wine growing regions. Great Wine -- A Family Tradition!
Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert http://www.palmdesertfoodandwine.com/ Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert
Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019
Palm Desert Food & Wine features more than 60 premium and sparkling wines, representing a wonderfully diverse selection of the best wines in the country and the world. You will enjoy both well-known favorites and hidden gems at the Grand Tastings, March 24 and 25, and will also be able to interact with many of the vintners and winemakers.
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
Masters of Taste LA https://mastersoftastela.com/ Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Nothing brings a community together quite like great food, drinks, and a great cause! Join us on Sunday, May 6, for Masters of Taste, a premier food and beverage festival on the field of the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena. We'll see you there!
California Wine Festival http://www.californiawinefestival.com/ Experience the quintessential California wine tasting and enjoy hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods samples and lively music. Discover new wines at every Festival, find a new favorite and pair it with a dizzying variety of fresh gourmet appetizers like artisan breads, cheeses, olive oils and so much more. Enjoy an afternoon of wine, food and music – at the biggest wine festival under the sun!
Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2019
Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22, 2019
A Culinary Evening with California Winemasters http://californiawinemasters.org/ Saturday, May 19th, 2019 6PM
at Warner Bros., “Midwest Street”
A wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This WINE SPECTATOR PERENNIAL “TOP TEN U.S. CHARITY WINE AUCTION” will be held on the “Midwest Street” backlot at Warner Bros.
May 19, 2018
Warner Bros. Studio
Gate 7 – Forest Lawn Drive
Burbank, CA 91522 6:00PM- 10:30PM
Individual Tickets: $400 (tax deductible amount: $275)
Individual Premium Tickets (VIP): $500 – Comes with Valet Parking and Early Entrance (tax deductible amount: $363)