There are fabulous wines in Mendocino County, well worth the drive from the Bay Area. But we can’t always spare the time to get up there. Fortunately, Mendocino County is coming to us this Saturday with Taste of Mendocino!
Taste of Mendocino takes place this Saturday, June 10 from 1pm to 5pm at Fort Mason Center (Gallery 308) in San Francisco.
Taste of Mendocino is an annual event which brings more than 30 Mendocino wineries to us. This year there will also about 10 artisanal food purveyors from Mendocino. And there will be a craft distiller and a cider house! Attendees are also automatically entered to win two round-trip tickets on Surf Air.
You can get Taste of Mendocino tickets here. My readers can get a 20% discount on tickets by using the code MWI20.
(Note that the annual Rhone Rangers SF tasting takes place at the same time only a couple of miles away at the Presidio. I plan to attend both. I hope you will too.)
Mendocino County is among my favorite wine regions, in part because it is so diverse. It goes from a very cool climate area near the ocean on the west—ideal for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Alsace varieties—to the warmer east side that is protected from fog and cold air by mountains. There you can find rich, full-bodied red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Barbera as well as zesty Sauvignon Blanc.
Copyright Fred Swan 2017. Photo courtesy of Mendocino Winegrowers Inc. All rights reserved.