We invite you to visit our tasting room set among the vineyards and to enjoy a picnic under the shady big oaks. Remember — we have a complimentary tasting — unlike many north coast wineries nowadays. You can also choose to play “Name That Varietal.”
Yorkville Cellars has the only tasting room where you taste all six of the Noble Red grapes originally from Bordeaux: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Reservations not necessary. Yorkville Cellars rests in the middle of the Yorkville Highlands along Highway 128 in southern Mendocino County.
Complimentary and VIP Tastings are available at Yorkville Cellars.
Tasting Price: Free
VIP Vineyard Tours & Tastings Available By Appointment
Two options for Visitors:
#1Organic Vineyard Tour & Play “Name That Varietal”
(Allow approx. 2 hrs.) $45 per person - Please allow 48 hours advance notice
You'll take a hands-on educational walkabout through our organic vineyards with an founder/owner, Edward or Deborah. You'll learn about farming decisions and how they reflet in the final wine produced as you pass through the vineyards planted to eight Bordeaux varietals. Winter visitors may be accompanied on their stroll by a flock of sheep or in the summer depending upon the timing you might be invited to release ladybugs or measure grape sugars.
Your private tasting will start with several of our white wines. Next, to discover the unique differences among the six Noble Reds, you’ll be able taste our current releases: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and the less known Petit Verdot and Carménère. All varietals are grown side by side in the same vineyard, making this a unique experience unlike any other in Wine Country.
If you like, select a “blind” tasting called “Name That Varietal.” On the table in front of you will be six glasses with a red wine in each. Now, which wine is which varietal? The tasting can be quite a challenge indeed! But this is the best and most interesting way to learn about wine.
The grand finale is of our Richard the Lion-Heart, a meritage wine blend that has all six Noble Reds which is the result of our numerous blending trial sessions. Throughout your tasting of ten wines you will be served a variety of fine cheeses and handcrafted nibbles to pair with the wines.
Why settle for a simple tasting? There is no other tasting experience like this in wine country. You'll fully understand what sets us apart from the rest.
#2 Progressive Tasting in our Vineyards
(Allow approx. 75 mins.) $30 per person - Please allow 48 hours advance notice
You'll pass through our entryway with 500 red rose bushes, part of the reason Fodor's Travel named us one of the most beautiful wineries to visit. With a founder/owner, Edward or Deborah, take a trek through our organic vineyards planted to eight varietals originating in Bordeaux. At various stops you will be served a tasty appetizer paired with wine from vines you are looking at. Here you not only swirl, sniff and sip the wines but see, smell and touch the grapevines from which they are made.
Back in our tasting room or on the deck overlooking the vineyards, you'll enjoy a seated wine tasting including more of our vineyard-designated, award-winning wines.
Please contact us (707) 894-9177 if we can be of any assistance in planning a personalized tour. We can also discuss unique wine and food pairing, or gifts for any special celebration. Hope to see you soon!
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This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
This winery offers wine tours on their property. Either of the winery facility, vineyards and/or cellar space.