Mendocino County Wine, Food, Adventure and Art Unite In San Francisco For “Taste of Mendocino” on June 11, 2013

Mendocino County is just a few hours north of San Francisco, but on Tuesday, June 11, the very best in County wines, foods, culture and more will come together at the beautiful Golden Gate Club in the Presidio for the third-annual Taste of Mendocino event. More than 50 vendors including wineries, cheese makers, seaweed harvesters, destination outfitters, pie makers, coffee roasters, brandy distillers, beer makers, music event promoters and more will bring sips and samplings. Three 45-minute education workshops will bring the County to life for event attendees.

Hosted by Mendocino Winegrowers, Inc. and Visit Mendocino County, Taste of Mendocino is the only official County-sanctioned event to bring wines and more to San Francisco in one event for all. The trade and media portion of the event runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event opens up to consumers. All are invited to sample the bounty of Mendocino County and learn about “what’s new” in the area.

“Taste of Mendocino was incredibly successful in 2012, so we’ve made the experience even better for 2013,” said Scott Schneider, President and CEO of Visit Mendocino County. “We know buyers and trade leaders appreciate the all-in-one resource this event brings, and with new workshops, new vendors, and the introduction of the educational workshops, there’s something for everyone this year.”

Wineries include Abertina Wine Cellars, Balo Vineyards, Bink Wines, Meyer Cellars, Navarro Vineyards, Husch Cellars, Handley Cellars, Brutacao Cellars, Paul Dolan Vineyards, Parducci Wine Cellars, Testa Vineyards, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Masut, Elke Vineyards, Kimmel Vineyards, Alder Springs Vineyard, BARRA of Mendocino/Girasole Vineyards, Frati Horn Wines, Drew Family Cellars, Harmonique, Edmeades, Philo Ridge Vineyards, Trinafour Cellars, Seebass Family Wines, Claudia Springs Winery, Demuth Kemos, Frey Vineyards, Judson Hale Winery, Graziano Family of Wines, Waits-Mast Family Cellars, Maple Creek/Artevino Winery, Lula Cellars, Witching Stick, Jeriko Estate, McFadden Farm, Topel Winery & Vineyards


Some of the many other exhibitors include: Assagiare Mendocino, Skunk Train, Sapothecary, Mendocino Brewing Co., B Bryan Preserve, Living Light, Craft Distillers/Germain-Robin, Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Visit Ukiah- City of Ukiah, Mendocino Music Festival, Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company, CAMP NAVARRO, Kemmy’s Pies, Pennyroyal Farm, Mendocino Organics.

“From live entertainment to the world’s best wines and foods, this event brings the allure and spirit of Mendocino County together under one roof,” said Jen Dalton, Event Director. “We designed the experience to be ideal for buyers looking to add wines to their menus, and for consumers looking to learn more about the area, or to plan a getaway!”

New this year, and exclusive to the trade and media portion of the event, Taste of Mendocino offers three 45-minute workshops sure to inspire:

  • CORO. Shares the inside story on the 10 year anniversary of this uniquely Mendocino wine collaboration.
  • Eat Mendocino. For 365 days, two Mendocino women have made a commitment to eat only locally grown and produced foods. Hear what they are doing, how they are doing it, and the results to date.
  • Anderson Valley 2011 Pinot Noir First Taste! The story and tasting of this premier Pinot.

Taste of Mendocino is free to qualified and credentialed members of the food, wine, travel and hospitality trade and media; for consumers, tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.  To purchase tickets, go to