Mendocino wine tours are a popular attraction along the Western California coast. While Napa and Sonoma are our popular neighboring counties, Mendocino is also a premier destination for wineries and vineyard views. Drive off the beaten path a little and discover what our beautiful and more secluded wine country has to offer! We have some incredible vineyards and wineries for an exquisite Mendocino wine tasting. The region also offers gorgeous scenery along with divine wine. Explore and experience the ultimate Mendocino wine tasting and tour during your vacation. Here are a few destination to add to your itinerary!
Top Destinations for Mendocino Wine Tasting
Pacific Star Winery
Fort Bragg, CA
One lovely destination for a Mendocino wine tasting is the Pacific Star Winery! This picturesque winery offers the chance to enjoy a picnic and glass of wine on the cliffs of Fort Bragg. The rustic redwood and stone barn structure is nestled into the cliffside. Meanwhile, the cellar is filled with handcrafted wine and the equipment to produce it. Discover French, Hungarian, and American oak barrels as well as premium fermenters and some salt air magic. Wines include the Orange Muscat with a floral finish and a Petite Sirah with a rich and dark flavoring.
BARRA of Mendocino
Redwood Valley, CA
With a tasting room open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., BARRA of Mendocino is a favorite stop for a Mendocino wine tasting. Set on 50 acres of gorgeous vineyards planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, BARRAS is a true oasis. The most enthralling feature of the property, however, is the architectural phenomenon of a tasting room. The building resembles an upside down champagne glass! Enjoy this spacious 5,000-square-foot room with 40-foot ceilings, a circular tasting bar, and even an indoor fountain.
Philo, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock
Vern and Maxine Boltz are behind the wine at Toulouse and you can see why their wines are so delicious, their love and passion for winemaking. They had a certain plan in mind when they decided to start their winery and they haven’t compromised a single day in their journey. Aiming to use only the best grapes and also give back to the land that has given them such amazing wine. They have a smaller operation so they can have full control over the wines that they make. Be sure to plan a visit as this is a relaxing and interesting vineyard to go to!
Navarro Winery & Vineyards
Philo, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock
How does a wine tasting paired with a scenic road trip along Highway 128 sound? Plan a visit to Navarro Vineyards—one of the best wineries on highway 128 (especially for white wines and rosés). You can visit any time of year to delight in their organic blends. Before you leave, be sure to purchase picnic supplies from the deli counter and enjoy a gourmet lunch on the rolling green lawn!
Philo, CA – 42 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn
If you are searching for a refreshing glass of wine, enjoy the sparkling concoctions at Roederer Estate. All the delightful varietals here are sure to please your palate. The winery itself is the essence of true rustic elegance, and you’ll love the natural decor that represents the winery’s close ties with Anderson Valley.
Philo, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn
Goldeneye Winery proudly exports some of the most fabulous varietals in Anderson Valley. After one sip of their signature wine, your taste buds will ignite with the regionally inspired flavors and carefully aged tastes. From the award-winning Pinot Noir to the enticing Pinot Gris, Goldeneye has it all. You can even choose the Elevated Tasting Experience, during which you’ll receive a personal explanation of the winemaking process (and enjoy delicious pairings)!
Meyer Family Cellars
Yorkville, CA, and Mendocino, CA – 4 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn
Meyer Family Cellars stands out from other California wineries with its wide range of production. They produce wine at both of their locations in Mendocino and Oakville, one of the world’s premier growing wine regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. When staying with us, visit the tasting room on Main Street in Mendocino.
Philo, CA- 40 Minutes from Sea Rock
Visit Husch Vineyards, the oldest winery in Anderson Valley, to discover how this locally owned and operated winery has produced indulgent wines since 1967 and creates over 22 different blends. Husch is also very sustainable, making every possible effort to protect the surrounding wildlife and rivers. All the grapes are even hand-harvested! We highly suggest you try their Sauvignon Blanc—it’s one of our personal favorites!
Boonville, CA – 55 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn
If you’re looking to have a one-of-a-kind experience, head to Pennyroyal Farm. This family-owned vineyard is also home to a dairy farm and creamery. Treat yourself to a delicious wine tasting, paired with tastes of cheese and other picnic snack items.
Stay at Our Seaside Cottages During Your Wine Country Explorations
Sea Rock Inn in Mendocino, CA, is an ideal retreat, right on the water. Enjoy stunning ocean views from your seaside cottage as well, including gorgeous cliffsides and incredible sunsets. You can sit back with a glass of wine right here on your patio and take in the evening views as the sun sinks into the horizon. The true beauty of the California coast comes alive, and our luxurious lodging and amenities allow you to sink into a deep relaxation as soon as you arrive. From panoramic views to fireplaces and soaking tubs in your Mendocino cottages, Sea Rock Inn is truly a one-of-a-kind destination!Book Now