A September 2004 trip
to Mendocino by Nino M.
Quote: The roads of Mendocino County in northern California offer twists and turns that take you to small towns, great wineries, and amazing views of Mother Nature.
Outside of both buildings sits a garden full of fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables. This is regularly harvested by the owners who, as gourmet chefs, also run a dining room in the evenings which puts out amazing meals. It is a great place to have a glass of wine, rub elbows with the locals, and unwind your day.
If you get the chance, take some time to sit in one of the outdoor chairs. Most likely you'll get a visit from the owner's cat, who we nicknamed Lavender because she smelled like the plant, which is all over the grounds. She'll paw your lap for a few minutes if you let her, before settling in for a late summer nap. You may just find yourself doing the same.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 20, 2004
14040 Highway 128
Being somewhat limited on time, we did speed-tasting though multiple wineries in about two hours. We visited Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Husch Vineyards and Navarro Vineyards. Being a big Pinot Noir fan, I was extremely impressed with all of the wines I tasted. Forced to choose, however, I would tip my hat to Navarro Vineyards as the best overall.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 20, 2004
Wine Tasting in Anderson Valley
Along Highway 128 Between Navarro and Boonville
Attraction | "Village of Mendocino"
Mendocino is one of those rare places where you can park all day and just explore. Full of shops, cafes, and historical sites, it is easy to lose yourself in. My wife and I found our major highlights to be walking and shopping along Main Street, eating at the locally famous Mendo Burgers, walking to the edge of the bluff to watch kayakers pass through a sinkhole in the cliff, and listening to some of the free spirits who play instruments in hopes of some spare change.
Mendocino, California 95460
San Mateo, California