The Mendocino Wine and Travel App showcases the best wineries, wine bars and the latest events of Mendocino County, California.
Mendocino County offers world-class regions producing a wide range of wines, and as a bonus has retained its low-key, rurally friendly vibe. Many small wineries are open to the public and you won’t find lines or traffic. Think family owned, grass roots. Legacy vineyards from Mendocino’s immigrant past give the region its identity as a home to Zinfandel and Mediterranean reds, including Syrah, Petite Sirah and Carignane, as well as Grenache.
From Pinot Noirs which thrive in its cooler, fog-blanketed valleys, to warmer inland regions where heartier varietals flourish, Mendocino County’s 10 American Viticultural Areas and wide range of soils make for a full menu of homegrown varietals. Mendocino County is also a world leader in organic grapes. There are 17,000 acres of vineyards in the County, with 25% of them growing certified organic grapes.
Exploring Mendocino County is never hectic. More than twice the size of Sonoma County, and nearly five times larger than Napa County, Mendocino County is a collection of meandering country roads stretching from inland valleys all the way through redwoods to the Mendocino Coast. This abundance of natural beauty and untouched open space have earned it the moniker of America’s Greenest Wine Region.™