Your Guide to the Best Mendocino Wineries

As you dream about your trip to Northern California, what comes to your mind? Our guess is that wine is in your top three, and rightfully so! California has long been known for its world-renowned wines, and you may have already tasted all that Napa offers. Why not travel just a bit further north this time? Mendocino Wineries are some of the best in the country, and you can experience them while soaking in splendid ocean views. Read on to learn more about our favorite wineries and vineyards, then start planning your wine getaway!

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Our Favorite Mendocino Wineries and Vineyards to Try


Balo Vineyards

Philo, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn

Balo Vineyards is one of the best wineries in Anderson Valley. This charming winery offers picturesque views of the Navarro River and exquisite blends to try. Enjoy a variety of unique vintages and other tantalizing wines while enjoying the laid-back lifestyle of our scenic region.


BARRA of Mendocino

Redwood Valley, CA – An hour away from Sea Rock Inn

Since 1955, BARRA of Mendocino has been a wonderful destination for wine lovers. It’s actually one of the few Mendocino wineries that produces organic grapes, and they know how to press them to perfection. The Barra winery is close to the Russian River, which provides great local water for the vines. They have a fun tasting room that is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a perfect opportunity to drink their wines and ask questions about their intricate winemaking process. 


Foursight Winery

Boonville, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn

Foursight Winery is a locally owned and operated place that offers some of the most phenomenal Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Tour the property and learn about old-world techniques, which are used to produce each of the estate wines. You can then relax and walk through the rows of vines with a glass in hand. Or sip, savor, and socialize in the wonderful tasting room! 


Goldeneye Winery

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 the 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)!


Husch Vineyards

Philo, CA

Visit Husch Vineyards, the oldest winery in Anderson Valley, for one the most exclusive Mendocino wine tours. This locally owned and operated winery has produced indulgent wines since 1967 and creates over 22 different blends. Husch is also very sustainable. They make every possible effort to protect the surrounding wildlife and rivers. All of the grapes are even hand-harvested! We highly suggest you try their Sauvignon blanc—it’s one of our favorites! 


Navarro Winery & Vineyards

Philo, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock

How does a wine tasting and scenic road trip along Highway 128 sound? Navarro Vineyards, one of the best wineries in the area (especially for white wines, red wines, and rosés). You can visit any time of year to delight in the 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!


Nelson Family Vineyards

Ukiah, CA – 1.5 hours from Sea Rock Inn

Nelson Family Vineyards is one of the farthest wineries on our list, but the wine it produces makes every mile worth it. When you arrive, you’ll see the 200-acre expanse (and wonderful farm), each of which is operated by the Nelson family. The many exceptional wines are prepared in small batches from the freshest grapes. In addition to exceptional blends, walk by the Bartlett pear trees, groves of olives, and wonderful Christmas trees! It’s a destination for all of the senses. 


Pacific Star Winery

Fort Bragg, CA – 30 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn

Fort Bragg is a great destination along the ocean north of Mendocino and is home to one of our favorite wineries: Pacific Star Winery. Gaze at the marvelous ocean views from their tasting room, enjoy wine in a fun and casual atmosphere, and make memories with the ones you love. If you’re the ultimate wine lover, you might be interested in joining their Wine Club. You will get a great discount and receive advanced notice of upcoming wine releases. They have winter and summer hours for the winery so be sure and check before you go.


Roederer Estate

Philo, CA – 42 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn

If you are searching for a refreshing wine, enjoy the sparkling concoctions at Roederer Estate. Each of the delightful varietals here will 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.


Toulouse Vineyards

Philo, CA – 50 minutes away from Sea Rock Inn

Vern and Maxine Boltz are behind the wine at Toulouse, which is absolutely delicious! They use all their love and passion for winemaking to produce these exceptional blends, and we really can’t get enough. They purposely keep the production small so that they can have full control over their sustainable process. Be sure to plan a visit as this is relaxing and interesting vineyard to go to.


Silversmith Vineyards

Redwood Valley, CA – 1.20 hours away from Sea Rock Inn

Silversmith Vineyards is not only one of our favorite Mendocino wineries and vineyards to visit, but it has a beautiful backstory, too. The winery is named after Patrick Cunningham, who immigrated from Ireland in the 1840s. He then worked as a silversmith in Boston before moving to Northern California. The 5th generation of Cunninghams now own and operate Silversmith Vineyards. The cozy tasting room is open daily, and when the weather is nice, you can stroll through the stunning gardens and enjoy beautiful views of the vast Redwood Valley!


Discover Our Mendocino Wine Package

Did you know that Sea Rock Inn offers an exclusive Wine Tour Package? Let us take care of the planning so you can enjoy the day without having to worry. A luxury vehicle will pick you up at the B&B and take you through a guided tour of the region’s award-winning boutique wineries for the day. Local wine guides lead you in style to sample blends from the best (and least) known North Coast vintners. A gourmet lunch will be provided al fresco at one of the wineries. Your visits include barrel and reserve tastings, behind-the-scenes tours, discussions with the winemakers, and discounted case pricing. You will also be able to purchase limitedproduction wines unavailable to the general public!


“Wine” Not Choose Sea Rock Inn?

View of the property facing the ocean under orange skyAfter having so much fun at these Mendocino wineries, you’ll need to relax and rest. Luckily, we know just the place for that! Sea Rock Inn is a splendid B&B overlooking the Pacific Ocean, giving you breathtaking views of the waves crashing against the rocks. We’re all about providing a high-quality, relaxing experience for you and your loved onesa trip where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and reconnect with each other. After all, we might not have great cell phone service, but we offer plenty of connection.

Browse our gorgeous selection of accommodations and reserve the ideal one for your getaway. Each of our rustic retreats features a fireplace, cozy sitting area, private decks, and unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean. Before your daily excursions, walk through the magical Mendocino fog and enjoy gourmet breakfast in our oceanfront Breakfast Room. With so many culinary experiences awaiting your arrival, why wait any longer to plan your trip? We look forward to hosting you this year at Sea Rock Inn!


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