A Taste of Redwood Valley invites old friends and new to join us for our three annual festivals in northern California's Mendocino County.
Tickets can be purchased several ways:
email , by calling (707) 485-0322, or at the event
Father's Day Dinner & Tasting Weekend
Friday, Saturday, Sunday -
June 13-15, 2014
The seven wineries and brandy distillery of Redwood Valley are pleased to present our annual Winemaker Dinner on June 13, 2014. This beautiful evening under the stars will be held at the Brown Family winery located at 1106 Bel Arbres Drive in Redwood Valley. Experience the rustic beginnings of this new winery and enjoy sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a multi course dinner paired with elegant wines and world class brandy accompanied by music performed by the Felt Tips. At the end of the meal, scrumptious gourmet cupcakes will be served with dessert wines and brandy. Providing the authentic Italian fare, Bella Cibo Catering sources local ingredients and will provide options for those with dietary restrictions upon advance request. This event is the perfect opener for a weekend filled with great wine, great food and great friends.
Then on June 14th and 15th, visitors can meander along the back roads of Redwood Valley to each winery and distillery to taste library wines, unique varietals, small production lots, craft-method spirits and experience the fun of tasting right out of the barrel. Guests will enjoy an array of food offerings, some live music, and local hand crafted items. Each winery is family owned and is unique in its setting, its wine and food presentations, and its welcoming ambiance. Visit with the winemaker, vintner, grower, or distiller and listen to their stories, ask technical questions and experience the wines and spirits of a truly unique appellation.
Sat. & Sun., June 14 & 15, 2014
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
$30 online • $35 at the door (includes wine tasting, gourmet foods, logo glass, gift drawings at each winery, musical entertainment, and more.) Location: See map on homepage.
Friday, June 15, 2012 • 6 p.m.
Catering by Tia Satterwhite
$60 per person or $85 per person if purchasing winemaker dinner and two-day tasting tickets (includes hors d’oeuvres and dinner paired with wines made from grapes grown in the Redwood Valley appellation.) Location:1106 Bel Arbres Drive, Redwood Valley.
Tickets for the Winemaker Dinner are limited so make reservations early, either online or by calling (707) 485-0322.
Winemakers Dinner Menu
Bruschetta • Served with baguettes at the table
Roquefort Terrine • Delicate gorgonzola spread with candied
pecans drizzled with apricot glaze served on an endive spear
Beet Ricotta Crostini • Roasted balsamic infused beets sereved on crostini with a creamy garlic, lemon herb ricotta, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh basil
Stuffed Chicken Cutlets • Breaded chicken breasts, stuffed with Italian ham,
Teleme cheese finished with an herb butter, white wine reduction
Parmesan Herbed Orzo • Orzo pasta with fresh herbs, lemon and parmesan cheese
Roasted Vegetable Medley • Zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant,
red onion,tomato, feta cheese, garlic and fresh basil
Fresh Fruit Topiary • Strawberries, assorted melons, blueberries, and grapes with a yogurt lemon curd dipping sauce, artfully arranged on a clay pot topiary
Grilled Peach Salad • Mixed baby greens, grilled peaches, crumbled bacon, feta cheese, thinly sliced red onions, and pecans, dressed with a creamy poppy seed vinaigrette
Garlic French Bread
Gourmet Cupcake Bar
Black Forest Cupcake • Dark chocolate cake with a cherry filling and whipped cream frosting, topped with a cherry and chocolate shavings
Strawberry Mascarpone Cupcake • White cake filled with fresh strawberries topped with mascarpone whipped cream and a fresh strawberry slice
Lovely Limoncello Cupcake • Lemon cake with a touch of Limoncello liqueur, filled with lemon curd, topped with a Limoncello butter cream & lemon zest
Coffee, Tea and Fresh Lemon Water
Please see the Wineries page for a description of each participant.
Barra of Mendocino / Girasole Vineyards
Saturday menu: Petite Country style ribs, barbecued beans, cole slaw and French bread.
Sunday menu: Chef’s pasta salad, shrimp and green pea/rice salad, hot rolls and honey butter, fruit.
7051 North State Street, Redwood Valley, CA 95470
(707) 485-0322 • www.barraofmendocino.com
Brown Family Wines
1106 Bel Arbres Drive, Redwood Valley, CA 95470
(707) 234-4236 • www.brownfamilywines.com
14000 Tomki Road, Redwood Valley, CA 95470
(707) 485-5177 • www.freywine.com
Menu: We will be barbequing tri-tip and chicken, served with salad and bread.
Music: Live music from Wine Country Jazz.
1110 Bel Arbres Drive, Redwood Valley, CA 95470
(707) 468-7899 • www.craftdistillers.com
Giuseppe Wines /
Menu: Spaghetti in Milanese meat sauce with green salad and bread.
395 School Way, Redwood Valley, CA (707) 485-8458 • www.giuseppewines.com
Graziano Family of Wines
Menu: Italian Sausages, homemade tapenade and dips, along with creamy aged cheeses.
1170 Bel Arbres Dr., Redwood Valley, CA 95470 (707) 485-9463 www.grazianofamilyofwines.com
8121 Vineyard Oaks Dr., Redwood Valley, CA 95470 (707) 485-1196 • www.silversmithvineyards.com
Menu: Italian Sliders and Caesar Salad.
Location: 6400 North State Street, Calpella, CA 95418
(707) 485-7051 • www.testavineyards.com
For lodging ideas, click here; for map and directions, click here. For more information call (707) 485-0322.
Holiday Wine Sale & Juried Artisan Faire
Saturday & Sunday
Nov. 22-23, 2014
(weekend before Thanksgiving)
11 - 5 pm
Live Music * Light Fare and Holiday Cookies * Fine Arts and Crafts
The World's Best Brandy * New Releases
Up to 40% Discounts on Wine and Spirits
Complimentary wine tasting * Please bring your own glass
‘Tis the season when the leaves start turning, the weather is getting cooler, so we know we must start planning for the upcoming holidays. Preparation ahead of time takes the stress out of entertaining and gift giving. To help you keep more money in your wallet for gifts and entertaining, the eight wineries and our stellar brandy/spirits producer come together once again to offer special discounts on many of the wines they regularly offer. Sales up to 40% off on select varietals allow you to stock your cellar and bar with the finest wines and spirits.
Only a select group of the wineries will be open both Saturday and Sunday: BARRA of Mendocino & Girasole Vineyards, Brown Family Wines, Cole Bailey Vineyards, Giuseppe Wines & Neese Vineyards, Silversmith Vineyards, and Testa Vineyards will be open both days.
Wineries open Saturday only: Frey Vineyards, Germain Robin, Graziano Family of Wines, and Oster Wine Cellars.
In addition, many of the wineries will have artisan foods and works of art for sale. BARRA of Mendocino/Girasole Vineyards will present many local artists who have created everything from abalone jewelry, fabric wall and garden art, fine woodworking, bird and bat houses to organic soaps and lotions. There's something here for everyone.
Admission is free, so bring your glass and go wine tasting , enjoy the light faire and holiday treats offered at each winery, and take time to listen to the music. This is an event where you can relax, taste the wines (even some new releases and barrel tasting), take advantage of the outrageous sales and enjoy the back roads of Redwood Valley.
For more information, call (707)485-0322, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.