Here Is Why You Need to Go to the Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend

Sometimes, a little motivation is all you need to plan a weekend getaway or surprise someone else (perhaps a love interest?) with one. If the beautiful coast of Northern California hadn’t convinced you yet, we have an event that will! The Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend is perfect for couples and wine lovers. Spend a fun weekend tasting the best California wines, exploring jaw-dropping wineries, and bonding with the ones you love by the ocean! Read on to find out why you must attend this event and start planning your visit today.


While in town for the Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend, why not explore our beautiful area a little more? Don’t worry if you have never been here before. We’ve got you covered! Download our free Vacation Guide and get recommendations for gourmet restaurants, outdoor activities, local shops, and more. You will have everything you need for the perfect weekend getaway!


What You Can Expect at the Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend


Every July, the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association organizes one of the most anticipated events: Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend! It’s the perfect occasion to get out and discover some of the best wines produced in the United States. Here’s why.


Explore Unique Places Near Mendocino

The Mendocino area is one of absolute beauty and wonder. As soon as you step foot in Northern California, you can drive scenic roads and breathe in salty ocean air. You’ll know you’ve entered one of the most gorgeous places on the planet! During Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend, be sure to explore this region. Visit wineries, traverse stunning landscapes, and spend time outdoors for a true taste of Wine Country.


Taste Some of the Best Wines

California’s beautiful landscape is not the only draw of Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend. Visitors also get to taste some of the best wines in the country! Visit new and old wineries, learn about the production process, and delight your palate with vibrant flavors and unique blends. From Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, you’ll get to enjoy the best of the best!

Tickets for the weekend are $25 online or $30 at the door. Several transportation companies are available for the event, as you wouldn’t want to miss out on tastings because you’re driving! Mendocino Insiders Tours and MacCallum House Mendo Wine Tours will take care of that for you.


Participating Wineries

Here are some of the wineries you’ll get to explore during the Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend:



Note: Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Food is limited at each venue, so pack a few snacks and enjoy a delightful picnic on the rolling hills of a vineyard!


Book Your Stay at Sea Rock Inn!

Cottage Sea Rock bed view overlooking the ocean - Mendocino Music FestivalEnjoy all the flavors of Anderson Valley and come home to a cozy room at Sea Rock Inn! Our stunning accommodations make for the perfect couple’s getaway. You can relax in an elegant atmosphere while enjoying luxurious amenities like a private spa.

Book our Junior Suite 15b and unwind in this comfortable and spacious room. Take a hot bath in your private bathroom, spend quality time with your significant other by the gas fireplace, and get a good night’s sleep in the Scandia featherbed. If you want to try even more Northern California wines, we recommend taking advantage of our Mendocino Wine Tour Package! You’ll visit several wineries around Mendocino and taste the best products available. Plus, there’s no need to worry about driving; a chauffeur picks you up and drives you around so you can enjoy your day!


Book your stay today at Sea Rock Inn! We look forward to hosting you.