June Newsletter

Six Tickets to be Given Away for Fall Passport!


Hopland Passport is giving away six tickets to Fall Passport and all you have to do to enter is join in the conversation. Each week a different topic is chosen and we’re looking to know what YOU think about a whole bunch of stuff. Give us your thoughts and discuss! At the end of the week, those whose comments are the most “liked” will have their names put into a pool and at the end of the month one of those names will be chosen at random to receive a FREE TICKET TO FALL PASSPORT (October 19-20)! Aside from getting a chance to win tickets, It’s a fun and interesting way to socialize with your fellow Passport-ers. If you haven’t already “Liked” our Hopland Passport facebook page, go on and do so…then join the conversation!

Zinful Chef Opens at Brutocao Schoolhouse Plaza

A new restaurant featuring American comfort food with a Southern twist has just opened at Brutocao’s Schoolhouse Plaza. Sporting a menu of everything from casseroles to pulled pork sandwiches and a whole lot in between, Chef/Owners Sean Thomas and wife, Denise are offering Hopland a new alternative when dining around. Check out the menu on their website, and try the fried pickles if you get the chance!

SECOND SATURDAY  June 8, 2013 | 10am to 5pm (unless noted otherwise)

Participating Wineries Include
McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room
The sweetest spot in Hopland on Second Saturday in June will be the McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room as tasters are given their own homemade McFadden Late Harvest Riesling Cupcakes to pair with the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition’s Best of Class awarded 2011 McFadden Late Harvest Riesling. The 2011 McFadden Late Harvest Riesling is available in both a full size 750 ml bottle and a half size 375 ml bottle, and can be picked up on Second Saturday at a sweet one day only 35% discount, any quantity.
Ray’s Station
Local, artisan cheese platter paired with Brut and Zinfandel. Mocha Chocolate Truffle Cookies paired with Cabernet and Merlot. 10% discounts on wine purchases.
WAAWAA Naughty Boy
Naughty Boy Vineyards at WaaWaa will be hosting an Art Opening for Potter Valley Artist Sandy Steeley. Drop by for a shot of Art and Wine!
McNab Ridge
We’re introducing our brand-new 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, and pair this lively, spicy wine with Denise’s extra-zesty Garlic & Shrimp Caesar Salad with Lemon Splash. A selection of our dips and spreads, and Dustin’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookies will round out our tasting menu. Try these with our Vintage Port or Allure Chocolate Infused Port for a real chocoholic treat. Dynamic musician Steve Winkle will return with his guitar and vocal stylings from 12 til 4. Sheri’s got her wine thief polished up, because Rich’s 2011 Petite Sirah will be available to taste right from the barrel. Futures will be sold on this very popular varietal for just $150/case – that’s over 30% off retail! 707-744-1986  denisew@mcnabridge.comToxqui Cellars
Saturday, June 8th | 12-6:00pm
Private Chef MatteeO delights with his special fish taco recipes for Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon Tacos and ultra-fresh Mahi Tacos. We will be pairing these delectable tacos with our new 2012 Pinot Gris and our popular 2010 Immigrant Chardonnay. For Red Wine drinkers we will be offering our Rose and our 2009 Pinot Noir (along with a selection of other reds). Questions? Feel free to email Ruth at ctcellars@sbcglobal.net or call her directly at (707) 391-8412.

Graziano Family of Wines
With varietals from Aglianico to Zinfandel, Graziano offers as many as 30 different wines – something for everyone. Come taste our monthly specials at 35% off. Enjoy aged cheeses, fruit, and homemade tapenade during Second Saturday at no charge. Eugene and Denise will be happy to see you!

Coro Mendocino 2010 Release Party

DATE: Jun 21, 2013 | 6:00 PM–12:00 PM
LOCATION: 7901 N Hwy 1, Mendocino
On Saturday, June 22, Consortium Mendocino will release the 2010 vintage Coro Mendocino wines at a 10th Anniversary Release Party at the Little River Inn. Participating in the 2010 vintage were five Destination Hopland member wineries: Brutocao, Golden, McFadden, McNab Ridge, and Ray’s Station. A five course meal prepared by chef Marc Dym begins with a passed appetizer course, paired with a white or sparkling wines from each Coro winery, the remaining courses are seated; the three middle courses each feature three or four of the Coro Mendocino wines, grouped by weight, lighter, medium, and heavier, and paired with gourmet dishes. The final course is dessert and paired with your favorite of the 10 tasted Coro Mendocino wines.

Tickets are for couples, include the five course meal and the first tastes of each of the 2010 vintage wines, and a full set of all ten Coro Mendocino wines. The cost is $500 for a couple ticket and, with the 10 bottles of wine plus a five course dinner with wine for two, is a bargain. CLICK HERE for tickets and more information.

Jaxon Keys Wine Club Appreciation BBQ
DATE: Jun 08, 2013 | 12:00 – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 10400 S HWY 101, HOPLAND CA 95449
Attention all Jaxon Keys Club Members! Join us on the porch for a day of wine, BBQ and fun all in appreciation of you! BBQ is complimentary to all Jaxon Keys club members. Contact Vicki@jaxonkeys.com to reserve your spot. Reservation is required for this event.

Nelson Family Vineyards
DATE: June 28, 2013 | 6:00 – 9:00PM | Admission: $10
LOCATION: 550 Nelson Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA
Kicks off the “Fourth Fridays” Summer Concert Series with retro cover-band The Naïve Melodies. This is a must see act for children of the ‘80s and all fans of the Talking Heads. That’s right, the three-piece cover band plays only Talking Heads music, and uses this shtick to sell out shows up and down the West Coast as well as nationally. The Nelson Family Vineyards Summer Concert Series is held in the majestic redwood grove overlooking the vineyards next to the tasting room. The monthly event provides outdoor music entertainment featuring bands playing blues, country, rock and roll or jazz. Seating is available on first come first served basis so please bring blankets and chairs just in case. Enjoy delicious, handcrafted wines along with great music and good friends. Mendough’s Wood-Fired Pizza will also be on hand, selling their amazing pizza pies. Please no pets or outside alcoholic beverages.

McFadden Pours at First Friday Art Walk
DATE: Jun 07, 2013 | 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
LOCATION: 201 South State Street, Ukiah
McFadden Vineyard will pour at the Art Center Ukiah Corner Galley for June’s First friday Art Walk, a gallery reception featuring the works of the co-op’s artists.

McFadden Pours at Taste of Mendocino
DATE: Jun 11, 2013 | 2:00 PM–7:00 PM
LOCATION: Presidio, San Francisco
Visit McFadden Vineyard, several other wineries, and other Mendocino County institutions, including Assagiare Mendocino, B Bryan Preserve, Camp Navarro, Craft Distillers/Germain-Robin, Kemmy’s Pies, Living Light, Mendocino Brewing Co., Mendocino Music Festival, Mendocino Organics, Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company, Sapothecary, Skunk Train, Thanksgiving Coffee Company, and Visit Ukiah. For more information, or to buy your tickets online, visit https://tasteofmendocino.chirrpy.com/

McFadden Vineyard Pours at Towers Gallery
DATE: Jun 15, 2013 | 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
LOCATION: 240 N Cloverdale Blvd #2, Cloverdale
McFadden Vineyard will pour at Bright Summer Lights, a gallery reception featuring the works of artists Janet McBeen and Adele Pruitt. Music with Oscar Calderon. Delicious edibles. For more information, visit http://www.towersgallery.com/

McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room celebrates Father’s Day
DATE: Jun 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM–5:00 AM
LOCATION: 13275 S Hwy 101, Ste 5, Hopland, CA 95449
Bring dad in for a taste of our McFadden Coro Mendocino, a wine as big, bold, powerful and complex as dad. A blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Syrah, the McFadden Coro Mendocino red blend is rich, supple, and richly delicious. The perfect wine to serve with grilled meats. Regularly $37, the McFadden Coro Mendocino will be on a one day, 20% off sale, for Father’s Day – that means it is just $29.60 for a bottle of one of the most delicious red wines you could possibly choose for dad. Visit our Hopland shop for complimentary wine tasting, or call to order. For more information, call John Cesano in the McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room, open daily from 10-5, at (707) 744-8463.

McFadden Pours at Taste of Downtown
DATE: Jun 21, 2013 | 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
LOCATION: 113 W Perkins St Ukiah, Ukiah
This evening of fine wines, marvelous micro brews and specialty food items is perhaps one of the most anticipated events of the year. The evening festivities will also include local musians and local artists, and it all takes place on the streets of Historic Downtown Ukiah. McFadden Vineyard will be pouring at Schat’s Bakery. Various local wineries and breweries will also pour throughout downtown Ukiah. For more information visit http://www.ukiahmainstreetprogram.org/news-details.asp?id=102&subarea=Home