If You Can Attend Only One Wine Festival…

You want good wine?

You want some tasty nibbles?

You want beautiful music?

You want gorgeous scenery?

You want it all in one place?

There’s only one place I know of that combines all of that, and that’s why I make a point of telling you about Winesong year in and year out.

The 2013 edition of Winesong is just a month away—on Saturday, September 7. Once again, it will be held on the grounds of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, overlooking the blue Pacific. In a word, the vistas are breathtaking.

In the early years that I attended Winesong, I recall the music—performed by talented mini-groups staged throughout the grounds—being strictly classical. These days, it’s a genre-bending mix of classical, jazz, big band, calypso and celtic folk—truly something for just about everyone.

And that goes for the wine, too. Just check out the all-star lineup of adult beverage purveyors for 2013…

B
B.R. Cohn Winery
Barra of Mendocino
Baxter Winery
Beltane Ranch
Benessere Vineyards
Bink Wine
Brassfield
Breggo Cellars
Brutocao Cellars

C
Cakebread Cellars
Carol Shelton
Caymus Vineyards
Cesar Toxqui Cellars
Champ de Reves
Chimney Rock
Chappellet
Clos Pegase
Comptche Ridge Vineyards
Consortium Mendocino
Craft Distillers

D
Decoy
Demuth Winery
Duckhorn Vineyards

E
Elke Vineyards
Esterlina Vineyards
Everett Ridge Winery

F
Far Niente Winery
Folie a Deux
Foursight Wines
Freeman Winery
Frank Family Vineyards
Frati Horn Wines
Frazier Winery
Frey Vineyards

G
Germain-Robin
Goldeneye Winery
Graziano Family of Wines
Greenwood Ridge
Grgich Hills

H
Handley Cellars
Harmonique
Hill Family Estate
Hook & Ladder Winery
Husch Vineyards

J
Jaxon Keys Winery
Jeriko Estate
Judd Hill

K
Korbel Champagne

L
Lazy Creek Vineyards
LuLa Cellars

M
Mariah Vineyards
McFadden Vineyard and Farm
McNab Ridge Winery
Meyer Family Cellars
Migration
Mi Sueno

N
Navarro Vineyards
North Coast Brewing Company

P
Pacific Star Winery
Paradigm
Parducci
Patianna Organic Vineyards
Patz & Hall
Pedroncelli Winery
Peterson Winery
Pezzi King
Phillips Hill Estates
Philo Ridge
Pride Mountain

Q
Quady Winery

R
Ray’s Station
Revana Family Vineyard
Reynolds Family Vineyard
Rivino Winery
Rocca Family Vineyards
Robert Biale Vineyards
Roederer Estate

S
Saddleback Cellars
Seabiscuit Ranch Wines
Scharffenberger Cellars
Shadowbox Cellars
Shafer Vineyards
Shannon Ridge Family of Wines
Sherwin Family Vineyards
Silver Oak Cellars
Simaine Cellars
Sojourn
Steele Wines
Stephen Walker Trust Winery
Storybook Mountain Vineyards

T
The Madrones
Terra Valentine
Toulouse Vineyards
Trentadue Winery
Twomey

U
Un Pó Pazzo, Inc.

V
Valerie’s Vineyard
VGS Chateau Potelle
Vineyard 29
Violet Green Winery
Von Strasser Family Estate

W
Waits-Mast Family Cellars
Whaler Vineyard
Witching Stick

Y
Yorkville Cellars

Z
ZD Wines
Zina Hyde Cunningham

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… and I’ll probably say it next year about this time as well: If you can attend only one wine event in a given year, Winesong should be the one.

For all the details on the 2013 edition of my favorite wine festival, visit the Winesong website.

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  1. […] I seem to do each year, I recently wrote about my favorite wine festival. It’s called Winesong, and it’s held in a park overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the stunningly […]

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