Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
July 20 - 21, 2019
11 Am – 4 pm
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.
Featuring Anderson Valley AVA &
Yorkville Highlands AVA Wineries
Winemaker, Darrin Low, will barrel sample 2018 Dach Vineyard Pinot Noir that we pair with tasty bites. Learn all about the Biodynamic certified Dach Vineyard here at the winery. Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds in sure to be beautiful sunny weather!
Join us for samples of our incredible 2018 estate-grown Pinots -- right from the barrel in our cellar. Chat with our winemaker, enjoy small bites, and take advantage of futures orders at a fantastic price!
Join Halcon Vineyards for a barrel tasting at the Boonville Hotel.
Looking for the perfect way to kick off barrel tasting with a bang. Join Meyer Cellars 11-4 on Saturday for wood fired pizza and other tasty bites. We’ll be barrel tasting multiple Pinots and Cabernets, playing bocce, slinging horseshoes, and playing the incredibly popular water balloon slingshot contest with the chance to win a bottle of wine. Hey you can come Sunday too, but that is our chill day, just awesome wines and small bites.
We will be offering free tours throughout the day that include barrel samples of each of our Pinot Noir's and the opportunity to purchase our 2018 Deep End Blend Futures at exceptional savings. Pilón Kitchen's food truck will be on hand for the hungry; you can grab a bite and enjoy our beautiful grounds and picnic area. We'll have free juice pops as well as corn hole and big blocks for the kids.
Philo Ridge Vineyards will be offering barrel samples from our 2015 Pinot Noir Helluva Vineyards, 2015 Pinot Noir Green Ranch Vineyards and 2015 Zinfandel Firebrick Vineyards, all paired with a tasty treat made by Samantha. Wine Club members will save 35% on wine purchases this weekend, email members will save 25%.
Owners and wine makers will be there. We shall be sampling from the barrel our 2017 Bordeaux style blend, Richard the Lionheart, and the six varietals making up the blend will be available at the bar to taste. Appetizers and pulled pork sliders will be offered. Relax on the deck overlooking our organic vineyards or enjoy a picnic under the big oaks.
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!
Plan your weekend
We encourage you to taste responsibly. Designated drivers are welcome to attend the event, free of charge. Or you can book your trip with one of the transportation companies listed below:
Julie’s Trips and Tours - (707) 357-6035
MacCallum House Mendo Wine Tours, Mendocino - (707) 937-0289 or Toll Free (800) 609-0492
National Charter Bus (415) 226-7835
You are also encouraged to bring a picnic lunch with you 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, Boonville (707) 895-3576
Mosswood Market, Boonville (707) 895-3635
Boonville General Store, Boonville (707) 895-9477
Lemons' Philo Market, Philo (707) 895-3552
Disco Ranch, Boonville (707) 380-3259
Plan your weekend
Friday nights at Disco Ranch is the new hot spot in town. Pair fresh produce from the farmer’s market with a glass of wine and enjoy some tapas on the patio.
14025 Highway 128, Boonville
10:30am – 6:30pm
BOONVILLE FARMER'S MARKET
Fridays 4 – 7pm
After a day of tasting wine, enjoy a forest bath among giant redwoods at Hendy Woods State Park. Plan to retreat in the forest trails and with a swim in the Navarro River – or pack your tent for a restful camping spot.
HENDY WOODS STATE PARK
18599 Philo Greenwood Rd, Philo
Anderson Valley is known as the Wine Road to the Coast. One of the best-kept secrets of Anderson Valley is nearby Elk. We are congratulating the Harbor House Inn for receiving the first Michelin Star in Mendocino County.
HARBOR HOUSE INN
5600 Highway 1, Elk
If you’re not looking for a sit-down dinner a local’s favorite are the sandwiches at the Elk Cove Store. Grab one and head down to Greenwood State Beach with a bottle of AV wine to enjoy the stunning rock formations during sunset.
THE ELK STORE
6101 Highway 1, Elk
9am – 6pm