Here’s our take on the state of grape growing, winemaking, and wine drinking in Mendocino County and around the world. It’s all about the wine!

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

Memories of Milla

The Mendocino County wine industry mourns the loss of a true leader, an inspiration, a maverick, a colorful character, and a dear friend. Milla Handley blazed the trail for winemakers in Anderson Valley, and left behind a legacy of innovation and quality, friendship and fun. Gathered here are some wonderful “Memories of Milla” to celebrate the ever-playful and lovable…MILLA! Cheers… Read the rest

Spring Into Mendocino Rosé

There might be no better time to “drink pink” than springtime in Mendocino County! Our wineries are just releasing their fresh 2019 vintage rose’ wines from great Mendocino County grapes. Don’t delay…these delicate beauties won’t last long as supply is limited and now is the time to celebrate springtime with Mendocino rose’!

Grey Water Recycling in America’s Greenest Wine Region

Water is a precious and finite natural resource, less than 3% of all water on Earth is fresh water. In this video, Mendocino Wine Co. owner Tim Thornhill demonstrates his commercial-scale gray water recycling system that conserves and recycles this precious resource. At the Mendocino Wine Co. they believe everyone has the opportunity to leave the world better than they… Read the rest

Zac Robinson Awarded Winegrower of the Year Award

The Zeni Award is a perpetual trophy given to the winegrower of the year representing outstanding stewardship of the land, community service, and producing the highest quality wine grape in Mendocino County. Zac Robinson of Husch Vineyards was awarded the Zeni Winegrower of the Year Award at the MWI 2019 Harvest Party. Glenn McGourty, UCCE Farm Advisor for Mendocino County,… Read the rest

Mendocino Wines Rock Whole Foods Market

Were we interested and could MWI help facilitate the program? Needless to say… this is totally in line with MWI’s mission “to promote the quality and image of Mendocino County grapes and wine with three target audiences: Decision makers who buy grapes press and trade groups who write about, sell, or recommend wine, and consumers who buy wine.” And, a… Read the rest
Mendocino vineyard by water

Making Sense of Mendocino

Mendocino is a county with two faces. One face, the softer side, is well known. This is the coastal half that contains Anderson Valley, where delicate Pinot Noir and exceptional sparkling wines are enjoying increasing, and deserving, renown. The other face of Mendocino resides further east, in the cache of old vines that sprawl across the Redwood Valley appellation and… Read the rest

2019 Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition Awards

41st  Annual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition Awards  Congratulations to all the award winners! After tasting a record number of entries the judges have made their pronouncements: Best of Show Red: 2017 Foursight Clone 05 Pinot Noir  Best of Show White: 2018 Navarro Vineyards Edelzwicker Best of Show Sparkling: NV McFadden Sparkling Cuvee Brut Rose Best of Show Rose’: 2018… Read the rest

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