Vendors participating in Taste of Mendocino 2017 :

 


BACKBONE VINEYARD & WINERY

Our estate grown wines start with our extraordinary grapes—the classic Bordeaux varietals.  We work our steeply-terraced vineyard by hand in a traditional manner. We do not water or use chemicals of any kind. Our old vines pull their flavors from our red, rocky soil, clean air and ample sunshine, making rich and robust wines for savoring now and in the future.


BARRA OF MENDOCINO

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.


BONTERRA WINES

The iconic collection of America’s favorite organically farmed wines. Our growing approach creates grapes that are pure, vibrant and intense in flavor which provides our winemakers with the very best fruit from which to work. A family of bright, fresh and balanced varietals just as they’re meant to be.


BREWERY GULCH INN

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.


BRUTOCAO/BLISS FAMILY VINEYARDS

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.

 


CHANCE CREEK VINEYARDS

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.

 


CORO MENDOCINO

A unique idea to create an ultra-premium wine blend that would showcase the heritage varietal of Mendocino County, Zinfandel. The blend known as “Coro,” is the first wine of its kind to set blending and aging parameters for a wine distinctive to its region in the United States.


FATHERS + DAUGHTERS CELLARS

From the fathers and daughters of California’s storied Ferrington Vineyard, we present these small-batch wines handcrafted by winemaker Phillip Baxter Jr.


FREY WINE

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.


GOLDENEYE WINERY

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.


GOWAN FAMILY ORCHARDS

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.


GREENWAY DISTILLERS

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. 


GREENWOOD RIDGE VINEYARDS

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.


HANDLEY CELLARS

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 WINE

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.


HERITAGE HOUSE

Nestled into Mendocino’s rugged Pacific coastline, the 59 guest rooms and suite at The Heritage House Resort manage to soothe and inspire in the very same breath. Each recently renovated room merges the timeless aura of original architectural elements with a contemporary design aesthetic and every travel luxury imaginable.


HUSCH VINEYARDS

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. 


JAXON KEYS WINERY

Truly Historic, Truly Hopland

We invite you to visit our historic 1250 acre Estate Winery. We offer many varietals grown here on site for tasting at our 1880’s Farmhouse Tasting Room. Enjoy a leisurely wine tasting at the antique bar, spend some time out on the covered veranda, drink in the views, the flavors and the old-fashioned hospitality served up Mendocino style.


KEMMY'S PIES

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.


LITTLE RIVER INN

With Victorian elegance, The Little River Inn perches majestically overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by inspirational views, lush gardens and dramatic coastline. Our guest rooms all feature stunning ocean views, many have fireplaces, luxurious steam showers, Jacuzzi tubs, or individual hot tubs. Little River Inn is renowned for generations of family-friendly hospitality. This extends naturally to the four-legged members of your family as well, for there are many pet friendly accommodations from which to choose.


LULA CELLARS

The goal of Lula Cellars is simple: to produce world class wines to be sold directly to consumers at prices that are reasonable. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for consistently producing ultra premium wines, while providing friendly customer service. We are proud of the fact that our customers become our friends!


MAPLE CREEK RANCH AND WINERY

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. 


 

MENDOCINO COLLEGE

 

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.


MEYER FAMILY CELLARS

Meyer Family Cellars is a small, family-owned winery situated in the picturesque Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County. At once a leading artisanal winery in one of California’s emerging viticultural areas, Meyer Family Cellars blends establishing this new Appellation with the legacy of Silver Oak Cellars.


MURDER RIDGE

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™.


NAVARRO VINEYARDS

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.

 


OLD CHATHAM RANCH

Old Chatham Ranch olive oil is hand crafted. Starting in the field, the olive trees are hand tilled and pests are managed by natural techniques and organic farming practices. In the late fall, the Lee family and their friends gather to handpick the olives and celebrate the harvest. That same day, the olives are taken to a mill in Hopland where the olives are stone crushed.


PARDUCCI WINE CELLARS

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

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

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.


SAUCY UKIAH

Meet “The Flying Saucy”, the new mobile pizza oven for off-premise catering brought to you by Saucy Pizzeria in Downtown Ukiah.  The perfect option for events of all kinds.  Wood-fired pizzas, “live” mozzarella stations, passed hors d’oeurves, antipasti tables and family style meals are just some of the offerings available.  Saucy will pull into your venue with their 18 foot long mobile pizza trailer, complete with Mugnaini wood-fired oven, refrigeration, and a tap beer and wine bar.  Completely outfitted to do the job and “wow” your guests with a truly Sauce-some experience!


SCHATS BAKERY & CAFE

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.


SEEBASS VINEYARDS

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

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. 

 


TAHTO

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 RANCH

Testa wines are crafted with our gentle hands with the honor of our ancestors. We make our wines from the vineyards here in Calpella that my Great Grandparents first planted in 1912. We hand pick the grapes when they are at the perfect ripeness. We use a small de-stemmer for crushing them, one tub at a time they go in by the hand of our son Charlie. Come by for a tasting, and like most, you will love our wines, just like we do!


THEOPOLIS VINEYARDS

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.


WAITS-MAST FAMILY CELLARS

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.


TASTE OF MENDOCINO is brought to you by
MENDOCINO WINEGROWERS, INC.
an alliance of grape growers & vintners working together
to promote the grapes & wines from Mendocino County.

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