It’s Crabtastic! The 2017 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

Great news!  There’s still time to join in on the 2017 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, a countywide celebration between January 20 and 29.  You’ll find family-style crab and cioppino feeds, gourmet winemaker dinners, food and wine tasting opportunities, craft breweries, … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Anderson Valley: Outstanding Pinot Noirs (and more)

Cradled in the rolling hills of western Mendocino County, Anderson Valley is one of the smallest and coldest winegrowing regions in California.  It is also the source of excellent Pinot Noirs, crafted from grapes grown here by a talented group … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival: To Heck with Domoic Acid

The good news is there’s still time to join in on the 2016 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, a wonderful opportunity until January 31 to celebrate the County’s offerings. Mendocino County, a rural county of striking natural beauty and friendly small towns, … –> please click here to continue reading –>

One Varietal From One Appellation: Recommendations from the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Some Pinot Noir fans (like us) took advantage of a glorious opportunity a few weeks ago to enjoy some of the best wines made from this varietal at the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival. The Festival weekend offered activities ranging from … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Hail, Dungeness! The 2015 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival

Crab lovers rejoice, because it’s time for the 2015 Mendocino County Crab, Wine & Beer Festival, celebrating this year’s harvest.  This ten-day countywide celebration offers all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winery events, brewery tours, restaurant specials and crab fishing adventures (where you can … –> please click here to continue reading –>

Current Favorites from the Rest of Mendocino County

Last month, we wrote here about our favorite experiences at the Hopland Passport Weekend and offered recommendations for wines and wineries in the area.   Since then, we’ve had the pleasure of attending both the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival and Taste … –> please click here to continue reading –>

The 2014 Crab, Wine and Beer Festival: Mendocino County Welcomes You

It’s time for the 2014 Mendocino County Crab, Wine and Beer Festival, celebrating the Dungeness Crab Harvest.  This ten-day countywide event provides opportunities for all-you-can-eat crab feeds, winemaker’s dinners, wine competitions, brewery tours, and crab fishing adventures.  Restaurants, winemakers, and fishermen … –> please click here to continue reading –>