Barrel Tasting Weekend
Saturday & Sunday,
July 21 & 22, 2018
11:00 Am - 4:00 pm each day
Featuring Anderson Valley AVA & Yorkville Highlands AVA Wineries
$20 in advance online; $25 at the door of any participating winery.
Get unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting weekend price! Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino's Pinot country!
Participating wineries will feature previews of new wines, from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, along with current releases. Attendees will receive a logo glass and a wristband, which grants access to the events for both Saturday and Sunday.
2018 PARTICIPATING WINERIES:
ARTEVINO/MAPLE CREEK WINERY - Start your journey through the Anderson Valley by sampling our new Estate Pinot Noir, award-winning Chardonnay's, Zinfandel, and blends paired with artisan cheeses and tasty bites. We will be offering a 20% discount on all of our delicious wines this weekend!
BALO VINEYARDS - “Barrels, Bites and Bocce” - Taste through barrels of our 2017 Estate Pinot Noir with our winemaker, Alex Crangle! Discuss and compare barrels by clone. Enjoy 15% savings on your wine purchases and sign up for our Wine Club to reserve futures and enjoy deeper discounts.
BRUTOCAO CELLARS - Join us for a day on the patio. We will be barrel tasting a surprise
vintage red. Stop by for a light lunch and our decadent port brownies.
Special wine discounts will be offered. Pet-friendly! Cheers!
DOMAINE ANDERSON - Join our Winemaker, Darrin Low, as we sample 2016 and 2017 Dach Vineyard Pinot Noir paired with some tasty nibbles. The Dach Vineyard is one of the first BioDynamic Certified Vineyards in the Anderson Valley and impressive fruit each and every year! Located in the heart of the Valley we are one of the newest wineries under the Roederer Estate group of wineries.
FOURSIGHT WINES - Estate-grown Pinots, small bites and fantastic barrel tasting futures discounts will be on offer at our winery and tasting room all weekend! Come taste from the barrel with our winemaker and hang with our family and furry friends!
GREENWOOD RIDGE VINEYARDS - “RIBS AND BARREL TASTING” - Four barrels of wine to taste and opportunity to purchase “FUTURES” with special pricing. Stop in and enjoy house BBQ ribs, music, and our amazing award-winning wines right out of the barrel. Let our friendly staff spoil you. Special wine discounts all weekend.
HALCON VINEYARDS (at the BOONVILLE HOTEL) - We will pour 2017 barrel samples of our estate Syrah and Mourvedre as well as Bearwallow Pinot Noir. We will offer special futures pricing plus discounts on bottled 2016 wines. Come visit us in the beautiful gardens of the Boonville Hotel.
HUSCH VINEYARDS is excited to present a preview of the 2017 Old Vines Heritage, a blend of Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Carignane pulled from the barrel for this fun event and paired with specially selected cheese. Futures will be available for sale by the case at an excellent price. Taste a complimentary flight of award-winning wine and relax at the picnic tables alongside the vineyards and winery. We look forward to your visit.
LAZY CREEK VINEYARDS - Pinot & Small Bites…take a detour off Highway 128 just outside Philo and meander up our dirt road and across three wooden bridges to our tasting room…you’ll taste Pinot Noir barrel samples perfectly paired with seasonal small bites. Take 20% off all wine and merchandise.
LICHEN ESTATE - We'll be spelunking the library, now that we've built one, and pouring some special and well-aged Pinot Noirs, plus a sneak peak of the 2017’s from barrel. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Anderson Valley views from our porch.
LULA CELLARS – We will taste barrel samples of our 2017 Estate Pinot Noir paired with some delicious Matos St. Jorge artisan organic cheese. Stop by for a decadent treat and meet the team. Pet-friendly!
MARYETTA WINES - Visit our new Tasting Room in downtown Boonville! We will be tasting barrel samples of our 2017 Pinot Noirs from Valenti, Helluva, and Roma's Vineyards.
MEYER FAMILY CELLARS - We invite you to learn something about your palate by tasting our Cabernet from French vs. American Oak. We will have small bites in the tasting room. Enjoy our grapevine shaded picnic tables, green grass lawn and Bocce court. 15% discount on six bottles.
PENNYROYAL FARM - Sip on Pennyroyal Farm's 2017 Pinot Noir while nibbling their Boont Corners Reserve, 2x winner of California State Fair's Best of Show for Goat and Sheep Milk Cheese! Revisit the estate's 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve, available for pre-release purchase this weekend only. Not to miss is a special Sunday Supper at the farm featuring Smoke’n'Oak--grilled estate lamb chops--July 22, 6pm dinner and Flights & Bites
from 4:30-5:30pm. For more Supper details and tickets, visit:
PHILO RIDGE VINEYARDS - We’ll taste samples of, and pair foods with, our 2015 & 2016 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, and a 2015 Pinot Noir from Helluva Vineyards. Barrel samplers will become Wine Club Members for a day with a 25% discount on wine. Our Wine Club Members will get 35% discount.
SEEBASS FAMILY WINERY - We are offering a discount on futures of our award-winning Family Chardonnay and Old Vine Zinfandel with both cheeses and chocolate. What could be better! All ticket holders will receive a 20% discount on purchases, Club Members receive 30%.
WITCHING STICK will have chocolate brownies with their Super Sweet Zinfandel dessert wine. The following barrel samples will be available to taste: Fashauer Vineyard 2016 Zinfandel, 2016 Fashauer Carignane, and 2016 Fashauer Pinot Noir. Come explore the different varietals from Fashauer Vineyard with winemaker Van Williamson.
YORKVILLE CELLARS - Featuring barrel samples and discounts on futures of our 2016 Richard the Lion-Heart. This is a unique proprietors’ blend of the six classic Noble Reds of Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Carmenere) that we grow in our certified organic Rennie Vineyard. Taste the separate varietals that make up the blend too. Tuck into tri-tip from the grill while you relax on the deck or under the shade of the ancient oaks overlooking our vineyards.
Why a summer barrel tasting?
Aren’t most held in the spring?
The majority of Anderson Valley wineries produce high-end Pinot Noir, and Pinot really tastes best right before bottling time. By holding a barrel tasting in the summer, attendees will be able to evaluate the wines in a nearly finished state, instead of young wines that will change dramatically during the aging process.
So, when you buy futures, you know exactly what you’ll be receiving the next year!
We encourage you to bring a picnic lunch – participating wineries will have limited food, and what better way to enjoy the scenery at one of our beautiful wineries and tasting rooms than to eat alfresco?
You can pick up a prepared lunch at one of the cafes listed below:
- Boont Berry Farm (707) 895-3576
- Mosswood Market (707) 895-3635
- Boonville General Store (707) 895-9477
- Lemons' Philo Market (707) 895-3552
Please taste responsibly.
Designated drivers are welcome to attend the event, free of charge.
Or book your trip with one of the transportation companies listed below:
Last year's 2017 PARTICIPATING WINERIES:
ALL TICKET SALES FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE
We look forward to seeing you in Anderson Valley this July!