California’s Mendocino County was a hub of sustainable farming long before sustainable farming became cool.
So it makes perfect sense that Mendocino would be a hub of Earth Day activities, now huddled under an umbrella known as the Mendocino County Party for the Planet. The 3rd annual Party begins on Friday and continues through April 26.
Through this special event, you can see and experience how Mendocino County lives and learn what makes the county such a special place to live and visit — and why it promises to stay that way for generations to come.
Here’s a look at some of the events that the local wineries have planned…
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
• Husch Vineyards will be offering self-guided tours of its sustainably farmed vineyards, along with complimentary tasting of its award-winning wines.
• At Yorkville Cellars, visitors can take a tour of the organic vineyards, and help release helpful ladybugs among the vines.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
• Parducci will offer tours and demonstrations focused on its working organic garden. And bring along the kids for a farm animal meet-and-greet.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
• Saracina Vineyards will host an Earth Day Dog Hike through its scenic 600-acre estate. The 4-mile hike will conclude at the winery’s tasting bar, where participants will join owner John Fetzer for a picnic lunch and wine tasting.
Some of the wineries will be hosting events over multiple days, so be sure to check out the event website for all the details. In the spirit of “being green,” there are no printed brochures available — but you will find a pdf with the full schedule on the website.
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Tomorrow: A look at Earth Day activities in the Napa Valley.