We’re Glad You Stopped By
Decades of tradition are here to be experienced in Hopland. Appreciated as a place where deep knowledge of the land is expressed in artisanal wines, olive oils and honey, Hopland is the heart of the upper Russian River wine country and gateway to beautiful Mendocino County. Whether visiting us for our HOPLAND PASSPORT wine weekend on October 17th & 18th, 2015, or simply coming up mid-week, making Hopland your next wine tasting visit will lead to a new favorite weekend getaway destination.
It’s going to be a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to visit rock art on our site that dates back over 5000 years and learn from our local [...]
It’s going to be a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to visit rock art on our site that dates back over 5000 years and learn from our local Tribal Historic Preservation Officer about the value of these sites and artefacts. Attendees also get lunch and there will be activities for kids – all for just $10 per person!
Celebrate California Archaeology Month at the U.C. Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) on October 10th with activities for all ages. Discover cultural markings (petroglyphs) found on the site and what we can learn from them while kids get the chance to make their own petroglyphs! Dr. Donna Gillette, Shawn Padi, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) for the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and Hillary Renick, THPO for the Sherwood Rancheria will explain the history of these markings and their significance.
Children over 5 years of age will be invited to get involved in our laboratory and try their hand at creating their own petroglyphs. Children’s activities will be run from 10am-12pm, parents can leave their children with HREC staff and enjoy the talks being offered. Lunch will be provided for all courtesy of the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians THPO office, followed by a short hike to the marked rocks (vehicles will be available for those who prefer not to walk).
The event is part of California Archaeology Month, a statewide effort to encourage respect, appreciation and a better understanding of California’s diverse cultural heritage. The event will be held at the Rod Shippey Hall, 4070 University Road, Hopland, CA 95449. Reservations must be made in advance, tickets cost $10 for adults, and children under 12 are welcomed for FREE. Sign up HERE! , it would be appreciated if all registrations were completed by October 5th. Due to the nature of the research with sheep and a commitment to using guard dogs as part of their predator control program, no dogs are allowed on UC ANR HREC for public events.
ARHCHAEOLOGY FOR ALL: SCHEDULE Saturday, October 10th, 10am-2pm
U.C. Hopland Research and Extension Center
10-10:05am Welcome from Kim Rodrigues (HREC Director), Hannah Bird (Community Educator)
10:05- 10:45am Introduction to Hopland history: Shawn Padi
10:45- 11:30am Cultural Markings on the Landscape: the PCN Pecked Curvilinear Nucleated Tradition in the Coastal Ranges: Dr. Donna Gillette
11:30-12: 00pm Tribal views of archaeology: Hillary Renick
12:00pm Break for lunch Lunch is kindly provided by the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians.
12:45pm Optional hike to PCN’s at 1pm with opportunity for discussion with Shawn, Hillary and Donna Transport will be made available for those who would prefer not to walk up to PCN rock
No dogs allowed.
More on our speakers
Donna Gillette Ph.D. is an archaeologist and rock art specialist. Dissertation research, concentrated at the HREC, focused on the Coastal Ranges of California utilizing a landscape approach to place cultural markings – specifically those resulting from ritual expression – within a geographical and cultural context. She received her Ph.D. from U. C. Berkeley. She is currently involved with collections and curation at the Dana Adobe Cultural Center in Nipomo (where she resides). She sits on the Board of Directors of the American Rock Art Research Association, the DANA Adobe, and is Vice-Chair of the California Rock Art Foundation. She recently
was lead editor on a book – Rock Art and Sacred Landscapes – and is currently beginning work on a second volume on the Intersection of Archaeology and Sacredness.
More on the University of California Hopland Research and Extension Center:
The Hopland Research and Extension Center is a multi-disciplinary research and education facility run by the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources Division. As stewards of more than 5,300 acres of oak woodland, grassland, chaparral, and riparian environments their mission is to find better ways to manage our natural resources and conduct sustainable agricultural practices, through science, for the benefit of California’s citizens.
More on the University of California Cooperative Extension:
UC Cooperative Extension is best described as a vast network of UC researchers and educators who work together to develop and provide science-based information to solve locally-relevant economic, agricultural, natural resource, youth development and nutrition issues.
Nestled within the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, our CE advisors live and work in every California county, applying research from the University of California to help local businesses and entire communities thrive. In turn, our experts partner with local innovators to develop and disseminate best practices through UC’s expansive local and global networks. Some of our programs include 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education, and the Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
Contact: Hannah Bird, firstname.lastname@example.org, (707) 744-1424 ext 105
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Hopland's incredible second Saturday. Several Hopland area wineries will be offering delicious appetizers & wine specials! Come join us and don't miss out [...]
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Hopland’s incredible second Saturday. Several Hopland area wineries will be offering delicious appetizers & wine specials! Come join us and don’t miss out on these great values while you taste, socialize, and shop.
Saracina Join the fun with our “Big Shot” Cabernet Sauvignon Release Party. The Big Shot Vineyard, named for John Fetzer’s brother, Joe Fetzer, is located on a hillside overlooking Saracina Ranch. Ruggedly terraced on a steep, southeast facing slope, it makes a bold statement. We will be serving a savory Gorgonzola Bread Pudding and other tasty bites to pair with our Big Shot Cabernet.
McNab Ridge will be serving Michelle Marino’s Meat Lasagna with Garlic Breadsticks perfectly paired with their Gold Medal Winning 2012 Petite Sirah. They will also have delicious dips and spreads along with live music from Steve Winkle from 12-4. And In the backyard join in with an exciting game of Ping Pong and Giant Jenga.
Graziano Family of Wines will be serving aged cheeses, salami, olives,figs and more to go with 4 distinct wine labels.
Milano Winery will be participating by serving appetizers
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 am
Join us to celebrate Hopland Passport on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th 2015, from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. With 14 participating wineries pouring their best wines, incredible
Join us to celebrate Hopland Passport on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th 2015, from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day.
With 14 participating wineries pouring their best wines, incredible food pairings at each stop, and two full days of tours, educational seminars, art, and live music, Hopland is the place to be for wine lovers everywhere.
Hopland, CA – Destination Hopland’s Fall Passport Event is expanded to 15 wineries this year and will offer a new twist: educational seminars for those wishing to deepen their knowledge of wine. The region is host to more than 100 years of traditional winemaking, with grapes considered among the best in the world. Multiple generations of vintners have created a unique range of regional wines and original blends that have stood the test of time, representing a hidden jewel in beautiful Mendocino County. “Roots of Wine” promises to take visitors on a journey of taste and time – from learning about viticulture techniques to actual blending workshops; organic farming demos to olive oil making; brandy distilling demos to pairings with fine foods, this Passport offers a feast of opportunities you won’t want to miss!
Winemaker Chris Nelson of Nelson Family Vineyards says, “Passport allows us winemakers to share our passion and joy for wine with the general public. We’ve crafted an experience that allows our visitors to immerse themselves in a sensory exploration that is all about the Sanel Valley and its rural homesteading roots.”
The Fall Passport event runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 17th, and Sunday, October 18th. Tickets entitle Passport goers to two full days of fun. Fifteen wineries will be pouring their best wines into your Passport glass, and pairing that wine with food that complements it perfectly—a treat for even the most discerning taste buds. Regular tours, art, and live music and dancing are part of many venues as well. Nine educational seminars run from Noon to 2 PMboth days. Please see the schedule and class descriptions at http://destinationhopland.
Roots of Wine seminar tickets for the Passport Weekend are available for $45 online through October 15th (or until they sell out), or for $55 at the event. Full price tickets will be available during the event at participating wineries, which include Brutocao Cellars, Campovida, Cesar Toxqui Cellars, Frey Vineyards, Graziano Family of Wines, Jaxon Keys Winery and Distillery, Jeriko Estate, McFadden Farm Stand and Tasting Room, McNab Ridge Tasting Room, Milano Family Winery, Nelson Family Vineyards, Rivino Winery, Sip! Mendocino, Seebass Vineyards, and Terra Savia.
17 (Saturday) 11:00 am - 18 (Sunday) 5:00 pm
Neighbors helping Neighbors is the theme of Mendocino County’s Valley Fire Fundraiser on Sunday, October 25 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Redwood [...]
Neighbors helping Neighbors is the theme of Mendocino County’s Valley Fire Fundraiser on Sunday, October 25 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah.
Sheriff Tom Allman pulled together a group of local leaders, businesses and service clubs to organize a community-wide dinner, auction & music event raise money to support the longterm rebuilding efforts of our Lake County neighbors.
Bands such as the Ford Brothers and the Funky Dozen plus one or more Latino groups will be playing. Spaghetti and taco dinners are on the menu. Local 4-H Club members will be selling desserts and local wineries and breweries are providing libations.
McFadden Farm has donated an assortment basket of wine and farm goods for auction, and tasting room manager (and local newspaper wine columnist) John Cesano has pulled a special assortment case from his collection for another auction item.
Tickets are $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door. Children six and under are free. Tickets are available at Mendo Mill Stores in Ukiah, Lakeport, Clear Lake, Willits, and Fort Bragg, and at Chavez Market on South State Street in Ukiah.
All proceeds from the benefit go directly to the Lake County Wildfire Relief Fund created by North Coast Opportunities with the support of Mendo Lake Credit Union and the Savings Bank of Mendocino County. All administration costs are being waived which means one hundred percent of donations go directly to benefit those who have been affected by the fire damage.
To volunteer or donate an item to the raffle and auction, contact email@example.com. Auction items may be dropped off at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds office from 9-5 Monday through Friday. For more information call Heidi Dickerson at 467-3230. For more information click HERE.
(Sunday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Redwood Empire Fairgrounds
1055 N State St, Ukiah, CA 95482, United States
Please join us for our Harvest Dinner! November 7th | 6pm Come help us celebrate harvest at our beautiful farmhouse surrounded by ripe grapes and outstanding fall vineyard colors. We will [...]
Please join us for our Harvest Dinner!
November 7th | 6pm
Come help us celebrate harvest at our beautiful farmhouse surrounded by ripe grapes and outstanding fall vineyard colors. We will begin the celebration with a tour, and then gather for wine and appetizers on the deck. A three course sit-down dinner will be served, paired with new vintages of Jaxon Keys wines followed by music, more wine, brandy, port and cigars. The weather should be perfect, the vineyards gorgeous, the wines spectacular and the company outstanding.
Please join us to honor the 2015 harvest Mendo style!
Reservations Required: Ashley@jaxonkeys.com
Tickets: $75/Club Member | $95/ General
Ticket prices are all inclusive
Reserve today, as we book quickly for this affair!
(Saturday) 6:00 pm
Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
10400 South Hwy 101 Hopland, CA 95449
More details to come!
(Wednesday) 1:00 am - 1:00 am
Fall means mushroom season in Mendocino County and we adore the variety and bounty of mushrooms that become available. Join us for a special tasting [...]
Fall means mushroom season in Mendocino County and we adore the variety and bounty of mushrooms that become available. Join us for a special tasting of Pinot Noirs from Mendocino paired with tasty mushroom treats.
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
13420 S. Hwy 101
To RSVP and get more info (707) 744-8375 or sipmendocino.com
Join us on Saturday, November 14, from 10:30am to 2:30pm for a fun-filled afternoon on the “wild” side! Explore the hills of Saracina Ranch with Owner John Fetzer in a [...]
Join us on Saturday, November 14, from 10:30am to 2:30pm for a fun-filled afternoon on the “wild” side! Explore the hills of Saracina Ranch with Owner John Fetzer in a hands-on class in the art of foraging for those sought-after fungi. The field trip will be followed by a four-course gourmet luncheon featuring wines specially selected to pair with wild mushroom fare.
“Mushroom Man” Eric Schramm of Mendocino Mushroom Company will share his expertise on fall fungi and discuss the use of wild mushrooms and the evolution of the mushroom industry in Mendocino County.
Call our Tasting Bar today at 707.670.0199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase your tickets. Seating is very limited, and this event sells out every year! Purchase tickets online HERE!
$85 per person $70 wine club members
(Saturday) 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
11684 South Highway 101 Hopland, CA 95449