Mendocino County Wine Country

An influx of eccentricity during the ’60s and ’70s solidified Mendocino County as California’s countercultural epicenter. While this picturesque coastal region has settled down a little since then, its zest for life remains: for proof, look no further than the thriving art scene, culinary bounty, and phenomenal natural beauty that defines this corner of northern California.

Fly Into

STS Sonoma County Airport 
(Santa Rosa, CA)


2hours To Mendocino, California
Where is

Mendocino County


  1. Book a room on the coast for breathtaking scenery right outside your window.

  2. The quiet, sleepy feel of the region makes it a favorite for romantic getaways.

  3. Take Highway 1 from San Francisco and make a nice weekend trip from the city; the views on this coastal road are incredible.

When to Go

Summertime is stunningly pretty in Mendocino County, and a variety of festivals take place throughout the region. The Mendocino Music Festival, held for two weeks each July, is a perennial favorite.
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  • Mendocino AVA
  • Anderson Valley AVA
  • Cole Ranch AVA
  • McDowell Valley AVA
  • Potter Valley AVA
  • Redwood Valley AVA
  • Yorkville Highlands AVA
  • Covelo AVA
  • Dos Rios AVA
  • Mendocino Ridge AVA
  • Ukiah Valley AVA – PENDING
  • Sanel Valley AVA – PENDING
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Don't Miss

  1. Kayak Mendocino Hop on an Ocean Kayak and get ready for a guided tour of the sea caves. Van Damme Beach State Park.
    Van Damme Beach State Park CA-1, Little River CA
  2. Mendocino Headlands State Park Three hundred forty-seven acres of undeveloped seaside bluffs provide a lovely venue for watching the sunset.
    45101 Heeser Drive, Mendocino CA
  3. Stanford Inn By The Sea The serene, four-diamond eco-resort boasts fabulous views and cozy, bed-and-breakfast sensibilities.
    44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino CA
  4. Goldeneye Winery Pinot Noir fans, take note: Goldeneye has been mastering this variety since it opened in 1997.
    9200 Highway 128, Philo CA
  5. Toulouse Vineyards This family-run winery (with a super-friendly staff) makes a great Pinot, but has also developed a following for its Gewürztraminer.
    8001 Hwy 128, Philo CA


Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Little River Inn

Celebrate 75 years of tradition and warmth at Little River Inn, your first glimpse of our graceful gardens, coastal views and classic Victorian architecture speaks volumes of the experience to come.

Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Stanford Inn By The Sea

Take in the beautiful northern California coast at this stunning inn set on 10 acres, overlooking the bay. There are many amenities and classes, plenty of delicious food, and each romantic room has a cozy fireplace.


Libby's Restaurant

This casual Mexican restaurant serving authentic cuisine with friendly service makes a great place to stop and refuel during a wine tasting excursion.

Cafe Beaujolais

A cozy, candlelit French restaurant located in the historic town of Mendocino on the northern California Coast, this hotspot is highly rated food and has excellent service.

Things To Do

Parks & Nature
Mendocino Headlands State Park

Not only does this park offer breathtaking views, walking trails, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, but there is free parking and admission.

Outdoor Activities
Kayak Mendocino

Climb into a kayak and allow professional guides to take you though the sea caves and view marine wildlife. With smooth waters, these tours are great for beginners.


Goldeneye Winery

The friendly staff will take care of you at this winery located on a beautiful estate. Sit on the patio and enjoy views of the vineyards and hills while you taste.

Did you Know?

Mendocino County is the greenest wine region in the country. Most of the wineries are eco-friendly, bio-dynamically farmed, and are still owned by individual families.

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