Mendocino Wine Country

Mendocino wine country  - Wine Trails

Mendocino wine country has two distinct wine areas. The first is the famed Anderson Valley on Highway 128 on the way to the town of Mendocino. The second Mendocino wine country region is the Hopland area on Highway 101 near Ukiah. While the Anderson Valley is a cool climate growing area, the Hopland area is much warmer and ideal for growing a variety of grapes.  Which wine trail will you explore?

mendocino wineries in anderson valleyAnderson Valley Wine Trail
Traveling to the romantic town of Mendocino, Highway 128 passes through the beautiful Anderson Valley wine country. The Anderson Valley has a cool climate perfect for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Alsatian wines.

Important Anderson Valley Wine Event

10th Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival - February 7th and 8th, 2015

If you share our passion for Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc or Muscat, don’t miss this unique celebration of Alsace-style wines. Saturday events include an Educational Session, a food/wine pairing demonstration with Chef Francois de Melogue and the Grand Tasting with over 100 wines to sample along with delectable bites. Later that evening enjoy a specially designed Winemakers Dinner at Scharffenberger Cellars.

  • On Sunday visit our wineries for their open houses events.
  • Saturday events are held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds, 14400 Hwy 128, Boonville, CA 95415
  • Ticket prices range from $45-$130 and may be purchased at

mendocino wineriesHopland Wine Trail
This Mendocino wine region runs along Highway 101 between Hopland and Willits. Hopland, a town all of three blocks long, is the hub of this wine country. Within that stretch of three blocks Hopland boasts eight tasting rooms, and several boutique and artsy shops.


Advice for your Mendocino Wine Tour:

We recommend that you stay and dine in the town of Mendocino. There are many wonderful choices of accomodations and dining establishments in or near this beautiful coastal town. Mendocino is about 30 miles from the Anderson Valley.

You are encouraged to have a designated driver | Consider a limousine or van service

First time to a winery? Find out what happens in a typical tasting room.

Are you wondering about how to taste wine? Wine Tasting Techniques

Pace yourself and make a day of wine tasting.

There are other Mendocino wineries on our wine tour; if you see one that strikes your fancy, drop in and tell us what you think.

Plan for a picnic lunch at one of the wineries.

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