Here in Mendocino, we have the perfect climate for crafting exceptional blends. In fact, winemaking is a true art form in our seaside region. To honor our exquisite wineries and vineyards, you’ll find a collection of wonderful wine events to taste these tantalizing blends. One of our favorite festivals is Winesong weekend on September 8-9, 2017. This beloved two-day event showcases the pressed-to-perfection grapes of our many wineries and benefits charitable organizations. Whether you are a wine aficionado or wish to find a new favorite, participating in these festivities will make a savory addition to your getaway!
Let us at Sea Rock Inn assist you in creating your next vacation to California this year. When you request a copy of our free Vacation Guide, you’ll have the best attractions and wonderful things to do in Mendocino listed in one place. You’ll find our recommendations for wonderful restaurants, outdoor escapes, and annual events like Winesong weekend. Our carefully curated guide also features a sample of the gorgeous accommodations and relaxing amenities at our cliffside bed and breakfast!
A Snapshot of Your Winesong Weekend Experience
Our coastal community presents an assortment of fabulous extravaganzas to teach you more about our local culture. Read over our local insights to find out how to make the most of your time at Winesong weekend this year!
Insider Information About This Event
This celebration of Mendocino wine culture is honoring its 33rd anniversary this year. If you plan to delight in the festivities, this event will be held in two locations, Little River Inn and the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Each of these gorgeous locations exudes the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a glass of vino – relaxing, casual, and enchanting. Before you attend, be sure to download the complimentary map. We also recommend bringing cash to purchase your tickets and any souvenirs.
When you purchase something at Winesong weekend, your money benefits an extraordinary foundation. The focus on the Mendocino Winesong weekend is not only on the wines but who it helps. In fact, the beneficiary of the weekend is the Mendocino Coast District Hospital each year. With your purchases, this life-changing establishment can buy equipment and keep the cost of care lower. From cancer care to women’s health to heart health to emergency services, proceeds from Mendocino’s Winesong event help assist many people in need.
The Pinot Noir Celebration
The iconic Pinot Noir Celebration kicks off the lively festivities. Little River Inn presents this fantastic soiree during the afternoon in their intimate setting. When arrive, you’ll see a collection of tents offering over 20 wines to sample from local wineries. A few in the past include:
In addition, pair your glass of wine with an assortment of savory small bites and gourmet treats. Combining these provisions with the outstanding view of the Pacific Ocean, the experience is truly sublime.
Winesong Wine & Food Tasting
Before the main auction event, take a stroll around the Mendocino Botanical Gardens and take part in the Wine & Food Tasting. This mid-day event showcases specialty blends from many wineries of Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma wine countries. In addition to the tantalizing blends, delight in the excellently prepared fare at this event. There is a variety of provisions to enjoy, so come hungry!
Winesong Charity Auction
After the Wine & Food Tasting, participate in the wonderful Charity Auction. In the past, there has been over 200 lots to bid on, so be on the lookout for something special. While you around the different displays, you’ll be delighted by the range of products from wine to art. Past items include international vintage bottles to entire collections of artwork. You’re sure to have a great time at this lively auction!
Unwind at Sea Rock Inn
After you experience Winesong weekend in Mendocino, make the drive down scenic Highway 1 back to the refined comforts of our cliffside bed and breakfast. Sea Rock Inn overlooks the magnificent Pacific Ocean and offers a stunning selection of private hideaways. We invite you to browse our accommodations and reserve the ideal one for your trip. Each of our elegant retreats showcases fireplaces, beautiful baths, comfortable bedding, quaint seating areas, and one of the best places to witness a sunrise or sunset on the Golden Coast. When you wake each morning, delight in our complimentary breakfast complete with seasonal delights and freshly brewed coffee. Plan your next getaway to California with us this year!