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7th Annual
Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend
July 20 - 21, 2019

11 Am – 4 pm
each day


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.


Participating Wineries

Featuring Anderson Valley AVA &
Yorkville Highlands AVA Wineries

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:

Transportation Companies

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

    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.

    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.

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.

    6101 Highway 1, Elk
    9am – 6pm

More Reasons to
Join Us in Anderson Valley