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 Barrel Tasting 101 on January 30 & 31 or our HOPLAND PASSPORT on April 30th, 2016, or simply coming up mid-week, making Hopland your next wine tasting visit will lead to a new favorite weekend getaway destination.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hopland Research and Extension Center, Shippey Hall
4070 University Road, Hopland, CA 95449
From Sheep to Sweater, Barn
From Sheep to Sweater, Barn to Yarn in Hopland
Have you ever wondered where your wool sweater came from? Or just how to keep a 160lb sheep still enough to shear it? Join the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) team and friends on Saturday, May 28th, 10am-2pm to get the answers to these and many more questions.
Expert shearer Matt Gilbert and owner of the new Ukiah wool mill will be offering demonstrations with a few of HREC’s flock of over 800 western whiteface sheep working as his models! Visitors will also have the chance to see different kinds of wool from the fine, soft merino to the long, coarse Navajo-churros and to learn how they are graded.
Throughout the day Cathy Hessom, Beth Keiffer, Tim Easterbrook and Aleshanee Akin will introduce visitors to felting, spinning, weaving and knitting projects. California Conservation Corps members will also be giving us a new use for Kool-Aid, using it to dye wool!
The day will provide opportunities for sheep farmers, fiber enthusiasts and families to get involved and learn more about every step of the process from sheep to sweater! Visitors will be welcomed to the HREC new conference hall, The Rod Shippey Building, and will have chance to picnic on the patio. “We can’t wait to welcome the community to our beautiful site and to raise awareness of just one of the areas of research and education that we conduct up here. Our sheep are not only vital for the UC Cooperative Extension sheep shearing school but also for research into best management practices for rangelands and animal science,” commented Hannah Bird, HREC community educator.
Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 are welcomed for free (online registration or checks preferred). HREC asks visitors to leave their pets at home to protect the site and the sheep resident there. Bring your own picnic and all utensils; some light food will be available. Visit http://ow.ly/4mSr1g to find out more and purchase your ticket. Barn to Yarn will be held at the Rod Shippey Hall, 4070 University Road, Hopland, CA 95449 from 10am-2pm on May 28th. For more information contact Hannah Bird, (707) 744-1424, Ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
13420 S. Hwy 101
Join us at SIP Wine
Join us at SIP Wine Shop in downtown Hopland on June 4th from 4pm-6pm for our Summer BBQ!
Enjoy watermelon and feta salad, Jalapeño porkers, wagon wheel mac & cheese,
and BBQ pork ribs by Q-Craft with excellent local wines.
Please call 707-744-8375 or visit us online to reserve tickets.
$15 per person
club members and one guest are free!
To RSVP and get more info(707) 744-8375 or sipmendocino.com
(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
11684 South Highway 101 Hopland, CA 95449
Saracina’s Bee & Butterfly Garden
Saracina’s Bee & Butterfly Garden Launch Party
Our bio-diverse Saracina landscape recently became even more beautiful and inviting with the completion of our one-acre bee and butterfly garden. A landscape filled with bees promotes a more bountiful harvest of healthier fruit and vegetables, especially grapes.
Join us at Saracina on Saturday, June 25, from noon until 2:30pm for a casual country picnic to celebrate the opening of our special garden and to meet its designer, Kate Frey, co-author of The Bee Friendly Garden and a Chelsea Flower Show award-winning landscape designer. Kate will be on hand to share her insights on garden design and plant selection to promote a healthy habitat for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. She will also be signing her book and answering your questions about home gardens and the life of bees.
To complement Chef Shannon Hughes’ summer picnic fare, Owner John Fetzer will pour our Atrea Skid Rosé and other warm-weather wine favorites.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about ways to improve the bounty of your garden and the health of our environment and to enjoy a beautiful summer afternoon with us. Click here to purchase your tickets today! or call our tasting bar at 707.670.0199 or email email@example.com.
$35 per person
$30 wine club members
11684 South Hwy 101
Hopland, CA 95449
(Saturday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The MacCallum House
45020 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Coro Mendocino Release Dinner –
Coro Mendocino Release Dinner – June 25th at 6pm in Mendocino
Dinner on June 25, 2016 at the MacCallum House Inn (call 707-937-0289 to book specially priced rooms) located in the gorgeous coastal town of Mendocino. Celebrate the release of the 2013 Vintage of Coro Mendocino wines 80 seats, 8 winemakers and wines poured from each member winery. The menu will feature canapés, ahi tuna & pork belly hash, Liberty Farms duck leg confit…Nieman filet & glazed shallots and dessert is a selection of hand picked ports and Coro infused cherry truffles!
Click here for tickets.
More about Coro Wines:
It was 11 vintages ago that a group of Mendocino County winemakers joined together and came up with a unique idea to create an ultra-premium wine blend that would showcase the heritage varietal of Mendocino County, Zinfandel. The christened label and blend known as “Coro,” named and inspired from the Latin root for “chorus” is the first wine of its kind to set blending and aging parameters for a wine distinctive to its region in the United States.
Every Coro wine is a signature blend, individually crafted in Mendocino County from 100 percent Mendocino County grapes, in strict accordance with the Consortium Mendocino Bylaws. Each Coro wine must lead with 40-70 percent Zinfandel and may be blended with up to nine named varietals, honoring the “Old Italian” field blends of Mendocino. Production must adhere to strict protocols set by Consortium Mendocino. In addition to the varietal parameters, there are strict rules concerning wine chemistry, and barrel and bottle aging before the release of this extremely limited case production.
As a final test, the Coro wines must pass a review by a panel of winemakers in four blind tastings before the wine is accepted and certified to carry the Coro Mendocino label. Once certified, each Coro wine is bottled in a uniform bottle, label and marked with the Coro seal. These are the only wines in the USA and, we believe, the world that adhere to such stringent quality rules.