June Newsletter

Grape Expectations: Campovida

Hopland, although a small community, is filled with 16 wonderful local wineries, today we want to spotlight Campovida who is celebrating their 5th year anniversary.Throughout the years the land we know now as Campovida has passed from family to family. It was once home to the Pomo Indians, a cattle rancher, a railroad and timber baron, a hop broker, a lumbar executive and lastly host to winemaker Bernard Fetzer. But that's all history…who we want to talk about are a lovely couple named Anna and Gary who in 2010 fell in love with the property and are now the current stewards of this land. 

Originally living in Oakland the couple wanted to find their forever home, needing a bit more outdoor space than what they could get in the city. Little did they know that the future spot of their new dream home would become a full time business, and gathering place for people from all walks of life.  They worked hard to restore many areas of the property left behind from previous owners, and ended up with a successful winery, a beautiful prized garden, and enough space to hold conferences and food and wine events which keeps them very busy. 

"we knew that we wanted to bring something back that had been forgotten and help breath life back into hopland" – Anna Beuselinck

Campovida attracts people interested in retreats and lectures, wine enthusiasts, and food related business to the beautiful region of Hopland. So get in your car, and come visit Campovida in Hopland CA, make some new friends, and drink some wine. It's a great family run business and we can't wait to see what else the Campovida family will dream of next. Congratulations on your 5th anniversary!   




Rivino Winery

Happy Hour with Sid and Steve

June 12, 2015 • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Get ready for another fun filled night with Sid & Steve! Friday is gonna be hot … but nothing that a little tribute to Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London can't chill out! And you know these two are going to bring it! Come this Friday for food … Pagan Fire Pizza (PFP)!!! So show up with an appetite and enjoy some wood fired pizzas and of course my personal favorite .. the best Beet Salad in the County!  We are also planning on staying open later through the summer months … so that people can enjoy the sunshine and a glass of wine after work! So New Summer Hours will be 10 am till 6 pm … until further notice. Rivino Winery 4001 Cox Schrader Rd, Ukiah, California 95482


Second Saturday

Special Discounts and Unique Pairings
June 13, 2015 • 10:00 AM – 5:00 pm
Don’t forget to mark your calendars June 13th for Hopland's incredible second Saturday. Several Hopland area wineries will be offering delicious appetizers & wine specials! So come join us and don't miss out on these great values while you taste, socialize, shop. Take a break from chores and indulge yourself by visiting Hopland and enjoying some well deserved W&R (wine and relaxation). McNab Ridge Winery – Will be serving wine and food combos from 10am-5pm. Try their sensational sangria, paired with their grilled chicken tacos, with tomatillo-chipotle peanut,pico de gallo cabbage salsa, and chipotle crema. Musical stylings from the talented Steve Winkle from 12-4pm. Wine, food, music, and the best part is, IT’S FREE, see you there!  

Hurry before it’s gone!

McNab Ridge Wine – 2013 vintages Sauvignon Blanc and French Colombard at 50% off– that's only $96/case for the FC and a remarkable $72/case for the SB! There may be a few more surprises  but you won't know unless you come. If you can't make it to the party, and want to order some wine at the sale price, you can call or email us instead. But we hope to see you on the 13th for some real summer fun.



Experience the Brocca
Come to the barrel room and get your jug on!
June 13, 2015 • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Jaxon Keys will be offering "Brocca Di Vino", a big rustic half gallon of red wine. Taking you back to the age of prohibitions and speakeasies, when drinking was taboo but always fun, your jug will be filled while you wait, right from the barrel. What better way to celebrate the weekend. Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery 10400 South Hwy 101 Hopland, CA 95449 
Frey Vineyards Eat, Drink, Be Merry
Cook with Christina Pirello
June 13, 2015 • 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Please join us for a fun and delicious get-together with people who love to cook, share stories, and taste great wine. Learn to cook vegan and Gluten-Free with Christina Pirello, Emmy Award-Winning Host of Christina Cooks on PBS. Cooking demonstrations by chef Christina Pirello

Hands on prep & cooking by you and pair Frey Organic Wines with each dish

Register Today. Limited Availability! Click here for map and to purchase tickets. Or call Frey Vineyards at (707) 485-5177

Coro Mendocino
 2012 Vintage Release Reception
June 18, 2015 • 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM

If you don’t feel like waiting until the 25th, SIP! is having a Coro Mendocino 2012 Vintage Release Reception, Thursday June 18th from 6-9pm, ONLY $10. Mingle with the winemakers of Coro Mendocino for the annual release of the 2012 vintage. You can be among the privileged firsts to sign up to purchase a complete set of the 2012 wines. What wines are included you say? The 2012 vintage is comprised of wines from Barra of Mendocino, Brutocao Cellars, Clos du Bois, Golden Vineyards, McFadden Vineyards, Parducci Wine Cellars, Ray's Station & Testa Vineyards. Light refreshments will be served, bring your friends and let’s SIP! some wine.  

Call 744-8375 or order your tickets online at http://www.sipmendocino.com/

SIP! Mendocino 13420 S. Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449



5th Anniversary & Summer pick up party

June 20, 2015

Join them for their 5th anniversary and summer pick up party. Gary and Anna will be providing a private tour of the Campovida fermentation barn, a picnic lunch and tastings of newly released wine. Members, we hope that you have RSVP'd, new friends if you want to join pura vida before this special event please contact them directly about ticket availability and price.  


Milano Winery
 A Taste of Downtown
June 26, 2015 • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us while we pour and you stroll through pretty downtown Ukiah. School Street will be closed to cars so you can wander from shop to shop & try the local wines & brews along your way. Music & a street dance follow. Go to http://www.ukiahmainstreetprogram.org/ for more details.  


Nelson Family Vineyards
Starts June 26, 2015 – September

Looking to hear some music to go with that wine? Head over to Nelson Family Vineyards and check out their Summer concert series featuring Ukiah’s own Funky Dozen.


When: June 26th Where: Nelson Family Vineyards 550 Nelson Ranch Road Ukiah, CA click here for map

Advance tickets $13 per person

Day of event $20 per person

Dinner being served by Ingram Eatz   http://www.ingrameatz.com/

New this year! Get your Season Ticket for Nelson Family Vineyards Summer Concert Series at an unbelievable price of $42!   

Rockin' LINEUP!

June 26th Funky Dozen July 24th Rolling Stones Unauthorized  August 28th Petty Theft  September 25th Kingsborough who just opened for ZZ TOP! Tickets available in the tasting room open daily 10~5 or for your convenience www.brownpapertickets.com


Saracina Lobster Lunch
Plans in a pinch
June 27, 2015 • 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM 

Join Saracina for a feast of lobster and shrimp for a casual New England-style gathering. Saracina 11684 South Highway 101 Hopland, CA 95449 Contact: Bernadette Byrne (707) 744 0199, bbyrne@saracina.com



Leftover wine? Never heard of it…but just in case.

Hands-on Time10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Serves 4-6



butter for the pan

1/2 baguette, cut into 2-inch slices

1/2 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

1/8 pound thinly sliced cooked ham

3/4 cup white wine

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated Gruyere


Heat oven to 400° F. Place the bread in a buttered ovenproof skillet, a 9-inch square baking dish, or a casserole. Scatter the onion and ham over the bread. Pour the wine over the onion and ham and sprinkle with the pepper and Gruyère.

Bake until the cheese has melted and begun to brown at the edges, about 20 minutes. Spoon onto individual plates. ENJOY!

CHEERS! Destination Hopland