Vendors participating in
TASTE OF MENDOCINO 2018:
Years ago, when I was just starting out as a winemaker, it was almost unheard of to get French oak wine barrels and American oak barrels were for whisky, not wine. But we still needed barrels to age our wine, so we purchased new and used bourbon barrels. Today, American and French oak wine barrels are commonplace, so the inspiration for 1,000 Stories is a nod to the way things were.
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.
Handcrafted in Fort Bragg, California, Bolliver’s Artisan chocolates are made in small batches using the finest ingredients. A Mendocino favorite, Bolliver’s fine chocolates are exquisitely delicious little morsels that will awaken your senses with a melding of flavors and textures that will inspire your delight.
Located on the Northern Mendocino coast, Brewery Gulch Inn is constructed from 150-year old redwood reclaimed from the nearby Big River. This architectural masterpiece boasts a 15-foot cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, 10 romantic rooms with all the modern amenities, three acres of mature pines and redwoods, and a full-time executive chef who will tempt your taste buds with an extensive array of culinary offerings.
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.
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.
Born and raised in Mendocino county Croux, pronounced "crew", has a real passion for food! As an up and coming local caterer he decided he wanted to share his latest creation with the public, Kaboo Sauce. It is a bold and flavorful creamy chipolte sauce created to excite the tastebuds.
Ellery Clark has been cooking professionally for 20 years. His catering service focuses on celebrating local products, including fresh produce from his home garden. From weddings and banquets to intimate dinners, Ellery delights in helping clients realize their visions. On-site BBQ, vegan and gluten-free options, wine pairing, specialty desserts, bar-tending services and more.
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.
Since 1980, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has built a reputation for producing world class wines in small lots (total annual production is only 1500 cases). Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has been named one of America's top 30 wineries three times in recent years by Wine & Spirits Magazine and continually receives Best of Show awards at major wine competitions.
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.
Harmonique makes three different styles of gracefully aged Anderson Valley Pinot Noir wines and a Un-Oaked Chardonnay. A partnership between Bruce and Moira Conzelman and Winemaker Robert Klindt, the name Harmonique recognizes a desire to create wines that harmonize with many foods and evoke a sense of their Burgundian heritage.
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.
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.
Known for its award-winning Pinot Noirs and Gewürztraminer, Lazy Creek Vineyards is named for the creek that meanders through the property and is located in the heart of bucolic Anderson Valley. All of Lazy Creek’s vineyards and the winery are certified sustainable by the CSWA.
Long Meadow Ranch is a family-owned agricultural enterprise producing grapes and wine, olives and olive oil, grass-fed beef and lamb, fruits, vegetables, and eggs in the Napa Valley, Anderson Valley and Marin County. The many-faceted operation includes the 650-acre LMR Mayacamas Estate home ranch located in the Mayacamas Mountains above Rutherford and the 90-acre LMR Rutherford Estate, located on the Rutherford Bench, and, in Mendocino County, the 145-acre LMR Anderson Valley Estate.
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.
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 Extra Virgin Olive Oil is hand crafted, estate grown and produced by organic farming practices. Since 2005 Old Chatham certified extra virgin olive oil has been awarded Gold Medals in competitions at the California State Fair and the California Olive Oil Council. The oil is a robust, fruity,pungent oil that lingers on the taste buds with a peppery finish.
A long established winery that takes pride in their sustainably produced wines, Parducci offers an array of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Port. Explore award-winning Parducci wines, picnic on the vineyard patio, or schedule a tour of the estate to experience an array of wildlife in our wetlands.
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.
Philo Ridge Vineyards is located in the beautiful hills of the Anderson Valley. We make small, handcrafted lots of eleven complex, palate-pleasing wines. Our vineyards are farmed using sustainable methods and the winery is 100% wind and solar-powered.
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 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.
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.
Made by Wayne Bauer in Potter Valley, a truly beautiful and unique place. The hot days and cool nights combine to create fruit of exceptional flavors, especially in white wine grapes. Our wines are handmade in very small lots, with great attention to detail, creating wines of intense flavors which are true to the varietals and the region.
Testa Vineyards was established in 1912 by my Great Grandparents, Gaetano and Maria Testa. At the first sight of Calpella it reminded Gaetano of his homeland Italy, full of beautiful hillsides and lush trees, he knew this was the land to buy. The whole family worked side by side to clear the land using Belgian horses and dynamite sticks.
The varietals planted on the Testa Ranch are Carignane, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Barbera, Grenache and Charbono. Also just to the north is our Gusto Vineyards – Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon. We are able to make the best “Black” wine using our own fruit. We take great pride in the way we farm our land and vines.
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.
A craft brewery and restaurant founded in 2000 we are focused on providing high-qualit,handmade food and beer primarily sourced from the bounty of Mendocino County. Try one of Scott’s delicious brews and then maybe have another. No taste for beer? Visit our full bar packed with wines and spirits from Mendocino and beyond.
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.