artwork by Gerald Reis  painting available for auction at event

artwork by Gerald Reis painting available for auction at event

Experience a 40-year tradition of celebrating white wine, including Alsace-style wines, at the Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Festival.

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february 22-23, 2020

Mendocino County Fairgrounds

Boonville, CA

 
 

Known previously as International Alsace Varietals Festival, our new White Wine Festival expands the range of white wine varietals and adds a winter craft market.

banner photo credit Jacob Hernandez

 

Festival Details

Need a respite from the dreariness of winter? This February visit verdant and picturesque Anderson Valley for the Winter White Wine Festival.  Fashioned after a European winter market, the festival features the white wines of Anderson Valley with a special emphasis on our 40-year tradition of Alsatian varietals. 

The Grand Tasting begins Saturday at 11 am, and features more than 30 wineries pouring Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, sparkling wine, and more.  Shop hand-crafted goods offered for sale by a select group of local artisans. Savor seasonal small bites prepared by chefs from Mendocino and beyond and bid on library, rare and unique wines to benefit local charities. Enjoy live music to tie it all together! Bid on library, rare and unique wines in the auction supporting our local community. 

We’ll begin the day with “Why Riesling?” – an interactive morning seminar highlighting the many styles of this exciting, cool-weather grape and including wine tasting and mouth-watering food pairings.

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grand tasting • riesling seminar • winter market • open houses

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Schedule of Events

Seminar: Why Riesling?
Saturday, 9:15 – 11am

Before the grand tasting, participate in a dynamic panel discussing why Riesling is beloved by consumers and producers alike. A tasting of Rieslings and small bites made to pair with the wines will be provided. More information will follow as the event nears.

Grand Tasting
Saturday, 11am – 3pm

Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville

The Grand Tasting features more than 30 wineries pouring Rieslings, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, sparkling wine, and more. Browse hand-crafted goods offered for sale by a select group of local artisans and craftsman. Local chefs offer seasonal small bites from Mendocino and beyond. And of course, live music to tie it all together!

OPEN HOUSES
Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Located at Various Tasting Rooms throughout Anderson Valley
*Most are included with Grand Tasting ticket, some may charge a tasting fee.

 
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Tickets

Early Bird – Available Now

Winter Fest Duo Ticket $130
*limited discounted tickets available

This ticket grants admission to both the morning seminar “Why Riesling?” and the Grand Tasting. Take advantage of this special discounted ticket, while supplies last.


General Tickets – Coming Soon

Seminar: Why Riesling?– $50

grand tasting – $95

GranD Tasting: designated driver – $50

 

more to come…

 
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Discover

The hidden beauty of the Wine Road to the Coast

Delight in the beauty of Anderson Valley as you travel Mendocino’s "Wine Road to the Coast", Scenic Highway 128, and visit the many winery open houses along the way. You will have the opportunity to sample barrels, taste select older vintages, and enjoy many creative food and wine pairings. The sounds of live music will be heard throughout the valley as the Winter White Wine Festival continues and you expand your personal knowledge of the exceptional wine produced by the producers of this small appellation.

*Most are included with Grand Tasting ticket, some may charge a tasting fee.

 banner photo credit Debra Eloise