3 of the Best Places for a Mendocino Wine Tasting

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!

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3 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.

Balo Vineyards

Philo, CA

In the rich wine region of Anderson Valley, you will find a beaucoup of wineries full of delicious concoctions. Balo Vineyards is one of the best wineries in Anderson Valley, snuggled between sunny Eastern slopes and shadowed ravines. The valley’s main water source, the Navarro River, is a prime source for wineries like Balo Vineyards, and this rustic winery offers the perfect space for a Mendocino wine tasting. Enjoy a variety of vintages and other unique flavors while soaking in some surrounding vineyard views at this choice of best Mendocino wineries.

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.

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!

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