On August 4th, the Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival will unfold once again in the scenic hills of Southern Mendocino County. Festival features will include award-winning wines made and grown within the region, delicious cuisine including a paella feed, live music by Kevin and the Coconuts, and plenty of fun and games.
Festival attendees will find over 60 wines available for tasting at the Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival. Come learn about (or remind yourself how much you enjoy) wineries such as Bink Wines, Halcón Vineyards, Judson Hale Winery, Le Vin Estate Winery, Lone Oak Estate Winery, Maple Creek Winery, Meyer Family Cellars and Route 128 Winery, not to mention the wonderful host winery Yorkville Cellars.
This year’s event takes place from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Yorkville Cellars located on Highway 128 between Cloverdale and Boonville, near mile marker 40.4. Tickets for the event are $45 per person and can be purchased by going here. Designated Driver tickets are available for $30 and kids under 8 are free.
Hosted by the Yorkville Highlands Growers and Vintners Association, the 2012 Yorkville Highlands Wine Festival marks the 14th anniversary of Yorkville Highlands becoming an official wine growing appellation and the 10th anniversary of this fun celebration. Yorkville Highlands wineries and vineyards produce wines as varied and intriguing as its landscape. This appellation straddles Highway 128, a picturesque road that winds past vineyards, sheep ranches and apple orchards before ultimately passing through a redwood forest on the way to the Pacific coast.
For ideas in Mendocino County outside of Yorkville Highlands, you can just click here to see our recommendations for the adjacent Anderson Valley.