Venue: Hopland, California
|Event Date/Time: May 01, 2010||End Date/Time: May 02, 2010|
Saturday and Sunday May 1st & 2nd
Visitors planning a trip to Mendocino County in May should have their passports in hand and join us for Hopland Passport Weekend on Saturday May 1st and Sunday May 2nd, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Experience the wineries of the Hopland Valley as never before, with special wine tastings, food pairings and entertainment, all for a two-day price of $35 per person. Free for designated drivers.
Hopland Passport is a biannual event that showcases small production, boutique wineries in Mendocino County, â€œAmericas Greenest Wine Growing Region.â€ Hopland Passport invites participants to explore exceptional wines, speak to and connect with the winemakers and vineyard owners in an intimate setting, and learn more about the history and culture of Hopland and its sustainable, organic, and estate produced wines. Indulge in the incredible variety of distinct fine wines ranging from Merlot to Dolcetto and Chardonnay to Arneis. Wineries up and down the Hopland Valley celebrate the magic of their appellation with exclusive barrel samples, limited library selections, local artwork, and a variety of delicious foods.
There are 15 wineries and 3000 acres planted in premium wine grapes producing a variety of estate, sustainable, and organic wines to please any palate. The Hopland Valley has a long history of wine growing dating back to the early 1900â€™s and consists of a third of the vineyards in Mendocino County characterized by a series of small interconnected valleys each possessing a unique personality, where the mornings enjoy cool ocean air and misty fog, and summer days are long and full of intense mid afternoon sun. Explore undiscovered wines from sustainably farmed fruit that express the natural terroir of the Hoplandâ€™s unspoiled land. You will taste wines created from vineyards grown by 2nd and 3rd generation farmers who embrace the tradition and heritage of farming in our unique region.
Order your tickets in advance online at www.hoplandpassport.com and you are automatically entered in an exclusive drawing. Tickets are also available on the day of the event at the following wineries: Brutocao Cellars, Dogwood Cellars, Fetzer Vineyards, Graziano Family of Wines, Jaxon Keys Winery, Jeriko Estate, McDowell Valley Vineyards, McFadden Vineyards, McNab Ridge Winery, Milano Winery, Nelson Family Vineyards, Rack & Riddle, Saracina Vineyards, Terra Savia, and Weibel Family Vineyards.