This February visit verdant and picturesque Anderson Valley for the Winter White Wine Festival. Fashioned after a European winter market, the festival features the white wines of Anderson Valley with a special emphasis on our 40-year tradition of Alsatian varietals.
The Grand Tasting begins Saturday at 11 am, and features more than 30 wineries pouring Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, sparkling wine, and more. Shop hand-crafted goods offered for sale by a select group of local artisans. Savor seasonal small bites prepared by chefs from Mendocino and beyond and bid on library, rare and unique wines to benefit local charities. Enjoy live music to tie it all together! Bid on library, rare and unique wines in the auction supporting our local community.
We’ll begin the day with “Why Riesling?” – an interactive morning seminar highlighting the many styles of this exciting, cool-weather grape and including wine tasting and mouth-watering food pairings. Known previously as International Alsace Varietals Festival, our new White Wine Festival expands the range of white wine varietals and adds a winter craft market.
23rd 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. Grand Tasting to be held at Scharffenberger Cellars, Philo
Unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting weekend price! Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino's Pinot country!
Participating wineries will feature previews of new wines, from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, along with current releases. Attendees will receive a logo glass and a wristband, which grants access to the events for both Saturday and Sunday.
10th Annual Festival of Lights https://www.gardenbythesea.org/calendar/fol/ Friday, November 29th though Sunday, December 22nd Each winter the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens transforms into a spectacular show of glittering color. The 10th Annual Festival of Lights will run rain or shine each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening from November 29 through December 22. 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.
Navarro will be pouring Dec 6th
Pennyroyal will be pouring December 13th
Gloriana Musical Theatre The Snow Queen http://www.gloriana.org/ Gloriana Musical Theatre presents The Snow Queen, a delightful fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. Running December 13 – 22 at Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg. Directed by Kevin and Erin Green.
Tickets may be purchased online at gloriana.org, at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg or at the door of Eagles Hall prior to each performance.
21st Annual Crab, Wine, & Beer Days https://www.crabwinebeermendo.org/ January 24th-February 2nd, 2020
Mendocino County appreciates its relationship with the sea by celebrating it's harvest! Throughout Mendocino County, restaurants, winemakers, and even the fishermen welcome locals and visitors alike to join in celebrating. Enjoy Dungeness crab by pairing with a wide variety of locally-crafted Mendocino wines during this festival.
Crab Cake Coof-Off & Wine Tasting-February 1, 2020
2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting http://winejudging.com/public-tasting/ Please join us on February 15, 2020 at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
Taste the finest of wines! Now entering its 20th year, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world, will once again host the Public Tasting with thousands of patrons from around the nation. Each year, wine lovers experience exciting new award winning wines at what has become an annual tradition for many friends and families to gather and enjoy a delightful day on the Bay with amazing wines and delicious food. Tasting from 5,500 entries last year were poured at last year’s event and this year there will be a new showing of thousands of the country’s finest wines calibrated by the top professional wine judges. This popular event encourages guests to taste, learn and enjoy. Raise a glass and cheer to an exciting new wine experience. Don’t miss your chance to participate at the annual Public Tasting at Fort Mason Center, Saturday, February 15, 2020.
6th Annual Taste of Mendocino http://www.tasteofmendo.com This intimate wine event will showcase the people and products that make Mendocino County such a special place.
Saturday, April 18th
Berkeley Country Club, CA
Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet the winemakers, artisan product purveyors, destination outfitters, brew masters, chefs and innkeepers of Mendocino County. Expect some wild characters, distinctive wine, laughter and good times.