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
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
Check out Foursight Wines at the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, May 20-22! They’ll be pouring Foursight Pinot Noir and sparkling wine. Events are throughout the valley and include a BBQ with music, grand tasting, open houses, and more! Foursight Wines is a family-owned and operated winery in the cool, coastal region of Anderson Valley. Founded in 2006 by… Read the rest
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 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? http://mendowine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/trimmed.mp4 Ashley Boulton – Attorney from Downey Brand – Grape Contracts and Smoke TaintMike Needham – Turrentine Brokerage – Grape… Read the rest
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
Thursday, November 5th – 10am – 10:30am via ZOOM Click here to register for this brief but important meeting. Agenda: Welcome / Call to Order Introduce the 2021 MWI Board of Directors Approve 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes Approve Financials 2020 Highlights PR Update – 360viewPR 2021 Projections Please join us for this short but very important annual meeting. One lucky attendee will… Read the rest
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
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
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’!
Bee Hunter is offering the Buddha Case Club and it’s only a penny shipping! https://www.beehunterwine.com/
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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
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