We’re Glad You Stopped By
Decades of tradition are here to be experienced in Hopland. Appreciated as a place where deep knowledge of the land is expressed in artisanal wines, olive oils and honey, Hopland is the heart of the upper Russian River wine country and gateway to beautiful Mendocino County. Whether visiting us for Barrel Tasting 101 on January 30 & 31 or our HOPLAND FALL PASSPORT and NEW RELEASE SHOWDOWN on October 22nd and 23rd, 2016, or simply coming up mid-week, making Hopland your next wine tasting visit will lead to a new favorite weekend getaway destination.
22 (Saturday) 11:00 am - 23 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the
Join us to celebrate the Fall New Release and Showdown Event on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Taste ’em on Saturday — Guess ’em on Sunday!
Saturday — With all 14 participating wineries pairing newly released wines with incredible dishes at each stop, Hopland is the place to be for wine lovers everywhere.
Sunday — Enjoy open houses and tastings at all participating wineries. Taste or re-taste the new releases to prepare for the New Release Showdown Competition at 2pm.
New this year: Join us in downtown Hopland on Sunday, October 23rd for the New Release Showdown! We will be hosting a blind tasting competition (exact location TBA) where Passport ticket holders will be able to enter to blind taste and guess the new releases. Winners will receive a set of the wines!
Destination Hopland’s Fall Passport Event includes 14 wineries this year . The region is host to more than 100 years of traditional winemaking, with grapes considered among the best in the world. Multiple generations of vintners have created a unique range of regional wines and original blends that have stood the test of time, representing a hidden jewel in beautiful Mendocino County.
Winemaker Chris Nelson of Nelson Family Vineyards says, “Passport allows us winemakers to share our passion and joy for wine with the general public. We’ve crafted an experience that allows our visitors to immerse themselves in a sensory exploration that is all about the Sanel Valley and its rural homesteading roots.”
Fourteen wineries will be pouring their best new wines into your Passport glass, and pairing that wine with food that complements it perfectly—a treat for even the most discerning taste buds. Sunday will feature an open house at all participating wineries, a continuation of all Passport-related sales, and and the New Release Showdown blind tasting competition.
21 (Saturday) 11:00 am - 22 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Hopland to Redwood Valley
2017 Barrel Tasting
2017 Barrel Tasting 101
JANUARY 21 & 22 from 11am to 5pm.
Online tickets are available for $20 and tickets purchased at the door are $30. Your entry to ALL participating tasting rooms, a logo glass and event map are included with the purchase of your ticket.
Join us for this once a year opportunity to gain inside access to wineries all along the Upper Russian River Valley on Highway 101 in Mendocino County. You will get the chance to experience wines right from the barrel at Barrel Tasting 101. Talk with winemakers; learn how to evaluate barrel samples for their potential and purchase futures of your favorites at a discounted price.
In partnership with Mendocino Crab & Wine Days, this event will also pair crab-inspired foods with carefully chosen wines that will complement each other in life-altering ways! Each participating winery will bring their own vibe to crab, wine and hospitality – Mendocino style! Please note, crab may be substituted by other delectable food items if the current crabbing moratorium remains in effect at the time of the event.
Participants will choose their favorite winery to start at, receiving an event logo glass and a map of all the fun and always entertaining stops along the 101. Don’t miss your chance to join in the fun! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD MAP
Participating Tasting Rooms:
Barra of Mendocino
Cesar Toxqui Cellars
Graziano Family of Wines
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
McNab Ridge Winery
Milano Family Winery
Nelson Family Vineyards
Seebass Family Wines (3300 Old River Rd, Ukiah, CA 95482)
Can I start at any of the participating wineries?
If you purchased your ticket online, you must start at the winery that you purchased tickets for. If you purchase at the event you can start at the winery of your choice.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Yes. Bring a photo ID. Attendees must be 21 or over.
What can/can’t I bring to the event?
No pets please.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
What is the refund policy?
Sorry, no refunds.