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!

Grey Water Recycling

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… [read more]

Mendocino Wine Growers

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… [read more]


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… [read more]

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… [read more]

2019 Wine COmpetition - Winner Awards

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… [read more]

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