JANUARY 20 & 21, 2018

Cruise along the 101 corridor and celebrate the beginning of a fruitful year in Mendocino county. At Barrel Tasting 101, you will get the chance to experience wines right from the barrel at 16 local wineries. Talk with winemakers; learn how to evaluate barrel samples for their potential; and purchase futures of your favorites at a discounted price. This event coincides with the Mendocino Crab, Beer, and Wine Festival, so you can also look forward to delicious, decadent crab-themed bites to compliment the wines.


Barrel tasting is 11am to 5pm each day. You will pick up your Barrel Tasting 101 glass, map, and wristband at the winery of your choice. (selection required with ticket purchase). Please bring proof of identity and online receipt. No tickets will be mailed to online buyers.


To keep your group safe, sign up for the Designated Driver Program. Your driver will receive complimentary entry. The program requires zero alcohol consumption and will be strictly enforced but the driver is free to enjoy all winery events, food tastings and the drawing. Your Designated Driver wristband can be picked up at any participating winery.


Hopland wineries strongly encourage responsible wine tasting. If your group does not take advantage of our complimentary designated driver policy, please consider a Private Shuttle option to get you here and home. Visit the Transportation page for more information.