Back to All Events

Anderson Valley Barrel Tasting Weekend


Anderson Valley wineries and our neighbors in Yorkville Highlands invite you to enjoy unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting weekend price!

Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino's Pinot country!

$20 in advance, online, through July 20, 2017 ONLY; or $30 at the door of any participating winery.

You will receive a logo etched commemorative wine glass, wristband, and a copy of the Barrel Tasting map at your first stop.

Enjoy unprecedented access to winery cellars, taste yet-to-be-released wines, and purchase futures of your favorites at a special barrel tasting weekend price!

Why a summer barrel tasting? Aren’t most held in the spring?

The majority of our wineries produce high-end Pinot Noir, and Pinot really tastes best right before bottling time. By holding a barrel tasting in the summer, attendees will be able to evaluate the wines in a nearly finished state, instead of young wines that will change dramatically during the aging process.
So, when you buy futures, you know exactly what you’ll be receiving the next year!

Explore the area, discover new wineries, and enjoy a beautiful summer weekend in Mendocino's Pinot country!
Designated drivers are welcome to attend the event, free of charge.

Participating wineries will feature previews of new wines, from Pinot Noir to Zinfandel, along with current releases. Attendees will receive a logo glass and a wristband, which grants access to the events for both Saturday and Sunday.

We encourage you to taste responsibly and to book your trip with one of the transportation companies listed below.

You are also encouraged to bring a picnic lunch with you – participating wineries will have limited food, and what better way to enjoy the scenery at one of our beautiful wineries and tasting rooms than to eat alfresco? You can pick up a prepared lunch at one of the cafes listed below.

Earlier Event: July 15
Annual Wine Club BBQ
Later Event: September 8
Winesong!