Anderson Valley

Hopland Wine Trail in Mendocino Wine Country

Hopland wineries

There are two distinct wine areas in Mendocino County, the Anderson Valley and the Hopland wine region. The Anderson Valley is a cool climate growing region. Hopland is inland and therefore much warmer days but the evenings cool quickly. In the Hopland area there are several small family owned wineries. Many of these practice organic and sustainable farming. You will find the atmosphere in Hopland much more laid back. It is a very peaceful.

We recommend these wineries and tasting rooms

McFadden Vineyards - Delicious Dry Riesling
Milano Winery – Oldest Hopland winery
Graziano Family Wines – Great selection of well-made wines
Brutocao Cellars Tasting Room – Bocce Ball courts
Jeriko Estate Winery – Most spectacular tasting room
Saracina - Certified organic, dog friendly, caves
Sip Mendocino – All Mendocino wine shop & tasting room
Terra Savia - Best local olive oil and excellent Chardonnay
Campovida - Spacious grounds, oak trees, Rhone wines

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Winery Descriptions, Driving directions, Tasting Room Hours

McFadden Vineyards
Guiness McFadden is one of the pioneers of organic farming. He has owned vineyards in the Potter Valley since 1970 and been selling his prized grapes to many a noted winery, including Chateau Montelena in the Napa Valley. In 2003 he decided to produce his own label. His tasting room is on Highway 101 in the town of Hopland. Our favorite wines are the Riesling, Pinot Gris, and the Pinot Noir, and all are under the $20 range. What a value!

The tasting room is open 10-5 pm Monday to Sunday
(707) 744-VINE, McFadden


Milano Family Winery
A mile south of Hopland, the Milano Winery is tucked away on Highway 101. The old wooden structure fits perfectly into the surrounding landscape. It once was a working hop kiln. The winery sources their grapes from local growers and all must be organically farmed. The winery also produces some rare varietals such as Charbono and Carignane. Those also have some offbeat labels such as the Kick Ass Red. We thought the Kick Ass Red was the best of the wines we tasted, although the Syrah was also a delight. You can picnic here and also see a couple of goats and turtles that are housed on the premises.

The tasting room is open 10 to 5 pm daily.
(707) 744-1396, Milano Winery


Graziano Tasting Room, Hopland
We think you get the biggest bang for your buck at the Graziano tasting room in Hopland. There are four distinct labels, each representing a different style of wine. We tried several wines and we liked them all. Prices are mostly under $20 and the quality is very good. Winemaker Gregory Graziano is the veteran winemaker and does consulting winemaking for several nearby small wineries. The tasting room is very small but this is Hopland, not Napa. If you go there, be sure to try the Rosé wines. They are dry, fruity, and excellent with a variety of foods. The Italian varietal wines are unique and a change of pace from the usual.

The tasting room is open 10 to 5 pm daily. (707) 744-8466,
E-mail: info@grazianofamilyofwines.com, Graziano Winery


Brutocao Cellars Tasting Room
The winery actually has two tasting rooms, one in Hopland and the other in the Anderson Valley along Highway 128. The Hopland tasting room is located in the old Hopland High School. They have turned the place into quite a faciltity. There is a cafe where you can dine, memorabilia displayed on the walls, and many goodies for sale. The best part about this winery is the outside area. There are three beautifully manicured Bocce ball courts. Enjoy a glass of the Brutocao Sauvignon Blanc with a fun game of Bocce.

The tasting room is open 10 to 5 pm daily.
(707) 744-1664, e-mail: info@brutocaocellars.com, Brutocao Cellars


Jeriko Estate
This a full functioning winery with a beautiful tasting room just about 2 miles north of Hopland. The winery is owned by Dan Fetzer and Linda Fetzer. As is the case with all Fetzer family-owned wineriess, the vineyards are organically farmed. The lineup of different Pinot Noir wines are outstanding. We also like the area for a picnic lunch.

The tasting room is open 10 to 5 pm daily
(707) 744-1140, e-mail: info@jerikoestate.com, Jeriko


Saracina Winery
Just beyond Jeriko to the north on Highway 101 is the lovely Saracina winery, run by John Fetzer. Just recently the winery opened a beautiful tasting room. There are also new caves to tour and, most of all, excellent wines. The stainless steel fermented and aged Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are very delicious wines. The reds are equally delicious. We found the Malbec at Saracina very scrumptious indeed. The surrounding area is very beautiful and you may want to just stay and have a picnic lunch. May we suggest you pair you lunch with the wondeful-tasting dry Atrea Skid Rosé.

Tasting room is open daily 11 to 5 pm daily
(707) 744 1671; cmortier@saracina.com, Saracina


Sip Mendocino
A good place to start wine tasting in Hopland is the wine tasting room and wine shop called Sip Mendocino. Owner Bernadette Bryne has over 100 different Mendocino County wines available in her shop for purchase and 18 wines available for tasting. Discover boutique wine labels such as Naughty Boy, Saracina, Patianna, and Oracle Oaks Winery.

The tasting room is open 10 to 5 pm daily.
(707) 744-8375, e-mail: Byrne@SIPmendocino.com, SipMendocino


Terra Savia
Terra Savia is noted not just for making good wine but making some outstanding olive oil. Yvonne Hall olive oil has been listed in the Wine Enthusiast in their “Best of the Best” among wineries making olive oil. We love the Chardonnay that was made in stainless steel only. The tasting room is in the olive oil production center and it also doubles as an art gallery for local artists. This is a terrific stop on the Hopland wine trail. Terra Savia offers wine tasting, olive oil tasting, olive mill and art gallery tours (all complimentary) every day from 11am to 5pm.

Tasting room is open by appointment only.
(707) 744-1114, Terra Savia


Campovida
On Highway 175 east of Highway 101 is the Campovida winery. This place is hopping! Here you will find a spacious and beautiful tasting room, two professional Bocce courts, an organic vegetable garden, and several areas to sit and have a picnic lunch. The oak trees are splendid among the vineyards. This is also a wedding venue and one that I am sure will become very popular. The wines indeed match the beauty of this area. The wines are Rhone style and all very delicious. This winery is destined to become a popular destination spot.

Tasting room is open daily 11 to 5pm
(707) 400-6300, info@campovida.com, Campovida
 

   

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