Preserving the Zinfandel Legacy of Mendocino County

ZAP September 23, 2020 | By Chris Sawyer What’s true of this whole county is also true of Mendocino County’s Legendary Zinfandel Vineyards, which are largely off the beaten path. It is particularly true with the historic high-elevation sites that are at the Ciapusci, Gianoli, Perli and Zeni ranches off Fish Rock Road, which runs along the windy, timber-laden ridge… Read the rest

2023 Mendo Wine Competition Results

body section.banner.hide-mts div.banner-caption div {color:black;background-color:#ffffff!important} The 44th annual wine competition held at the Mendocino County Fair has awarded five different wineries with the prestigious “Best of Show” winners title. The fair, which took place in Hopland, saw 195 wines from 36 wineries submitting entries to the competition. Among these, Boonville’s Pennyroyal Farm stood out, winning two of the Best of… Read the rest

Pennyroyal Farm

Nestled in the hills of Boonville in Mendocino County's Anderson Valley, Pennyroyal Farm is a farmstead dairy and winery specializing in sustainability and organic farming practices.

McNab Ridge Winery

McNab Ridge Winery’s tasting room on Highway in Hopland is a comfortable, elegant space in an updated historic building. The newly redecorated tasting room also includes a dog-friendly back patio with firepit. Here you can sample various Mendocino County-grown and produced wines, from the McNab Ridge Family Reserve to “Fun Bunch” favorites like Zinzilla. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet a… Read the rest

Nelson Family Vineyards

Happy Holidays from your friends at Mendocino Winegrowers!  We wish you and your family a wonderful season, with good times and good wine. We are farmers, winemakers, and artists — free thinkers who value our land, our people, and our independent lifestyle. Welcome to Mendocino County! Tasting Room Manager Sharon Loupy. Lark Coryell photo. 550 Nelson Ranch Rd, Ukiah, CA… Read the rest

Featured member: Rivino Estate Vineyards and Winery, Ukiah

body section.banner div.banner-caption div { color: white; text-shadow: 2px 2px 4px #000000; } The onetime Schrader Ranch, purchased in 1993, was originally planted in pears. Grapes that follow pear trees have to work a lot harder. Instead of focusing on vibrant leaves and shoots, they push their roots deep into the ground in search of more nutrients and water. The… Read the rest

Featured Member: Brashley Vineyards

Brashley Vineyards is a family-owned winery and tasting room located in the heart of Anderson Valley in Philo, CA. Brashley sources a majority of their grapes from their own 10 acres of Pinot Noir from their Hacienda Sequoia and Bevel Vineyards. They recently opened their newly remodeled tasting room on Highway 128, formerly operated y by Brutocao, and acquired the… Read the rest

Featured Member: Alta Orsa Wines

Hopland’s Alta Orsa is the story of the land, the vision and labor of their small team – led by winemaker Martin Bernal-Hafner. The story is centered on a holistic approach to farming. They practice no-till farming, minimal organic sprays, cover cropping, no tractors between the rows, and no herbicides under the vine. This philosophy preserves the unique sense of… Read the rest

Vineyard Row Weed Management Webinar

A one hour virtual session focused on strategies, techniques, and equipment for vine row weed management.   It’s spring and the battle is on to maintain control of weeds in the vineyard and under your vines.  Join us in discussion with Joseph Brinkely, Director of Organic & Biodynamic Vineyards for Bonterra, and Dave Koball, Director of Viticulture for Noble Vineyard… Read the rest

Economic Summit 2021

Economic Summit 2021 Sponsored by American Ag Credit We have four terrific sessions lined up for you this year. February 4 – 10am Contract Negotiations, Grape Brokers, Land Value Trends & Financing Solutions What’s new in contracts and smoke taint clauses? Ashley Boulton – Attorney from Downey Brand – Grape Contracts and Smoke TaintMike Needham – Turrentine Brokerage – Grape… Read the rest

MWI Annual Meeting 2020

Our 2020 General Membership Meeting wasn’t quite the barn-raising party we are accustomed to hosting, yet we did have fun! The meeting was interactive, and packed with information on our marketing and PR activities. If you want to help MWI MARKET your winery or vineyard, be sure to watch this video of our 2020 General Membership Meeting. Thank you to… Read the rest

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