Join us to celebrate Hopland’s Fall Releases on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Taste ’em on Saturday — Guess ’em on Sunday!
Saturday — With all 14 participating wineries pairing newly released wines with incredible dishes at each stop, Hopland is the place to be for wine lovers everywhere.
Sunday — Enjoy open houses and tastings at all participating wineries. Taste or re-taste the new releases to prepare for the New Release Showdown Competition at 2pm.
New this year: Join us in downtown Hopland on Sunday, October 23rd for the New Release Showdown! We will be hosting a blind tasting competition (exact location TBA) where Passport ticket holders will be able to enter to blind taste and guess the new releases. Winners will receive a set of the wines for the price of one nickel!
Destination Hopland’s Fall Passport Event includes 14 wineries this year . 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.
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.”
Fourteen wineries will be pouring their best new wines into your Passport glass, and pairing that wine with food that complements it perfectly—a treat for even the most discerning taste buds. Sunday will feature an open house at all participating wineries, a continuation of all Passport-related sales, and and the New Release Showdown blind tasting competition.