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Winesong Draws Fans to Mendocino

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Visitors enjoy tastes before strolling through the Mendocin Botanical Gardens Visitors enjoy tastes before strolling through the Mendocin Botanical Gardens

TASTE News Service, August 20, 2018 – Winesong Weekend is Mendocino’s premier food and wine event.

The 34th Annual edition will be held in the rugged Mendocino Coast on September 7th and 8th this year. It’s a spectacular weekend of great wine and food, fine art, music, merriment and charitable giving.

Winesong kicks off Friday, September 7 with A Pinot Noir Celebration at the Little River Inn. On Saturday, September 8, guests who attend the Grand Tasting will stroll through the enchanting Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens while enjoying vintages poured by world-class wineries in Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and beyond, and bites from 40 fine food purveyors. The celebration continues on into the Auction Tents for the always-entertaining main attraction, the Live and Silent Auctions, where the Hot! Hot! Auction Lots will be on offer. Winesong is produced by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation and all proceeds from both events go towards supporting the local Mendocino Coast District Hospital that serves so many in the area.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on more than 100 lots, featuring spectacular wines from a selection of prestigious wine producers, rare and hard-to-find vintages, and special vertical and horizontal collections. Original paintings and art from highly acclaimed artists, as well as domestic and international vacation packages and custom-designed wine getaway experiences will also share the auction limelight. In addition, a variety of items will be on offer in the silent and super silent auctions.


A Pinot Noir Celebration: Meet the Winemakers


Pinot Noir Tasting Liitle River Inn Picmonkey

Expectant Pinot Noir fans gather on the deck at Little River Inn anticipating their first tastes.


The weekend kicks off with a prestigious Pinot Noir tasting, presented by Winesong and hosted by Little River Inn. Attendees will enjoy Pinot Noir from renowned Anderson Valley, along with wines from other award-winning pinot regions, alongside tastes of Little River Inn's finest culinary offerings. Friday, September 7, 2018 | 1 to 4 p.m.


Wine & Food Grand Tasting in the Gardens


Winesong BBQ at Botannical Gdns PicmonkeyA chef volunteer grills treats for the Botanical Gardens tasters


Stroll through the lush Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens while enjoying vintages poured by world-class wineries from Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, and beyond. Sample beer, spirits, and food from fine purveyors. The tasting is accented by various musical groups performing a variety of styles including jazz, classical, blues, calypso and folk rock.

Saturday, September 8, 2018 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Silent & Live Auctions

Winesong 2017 Auction table Picmonkey

Table of bidders readies for start of Winesong Charity Auction


The centerpiece of Winesong weekend is the Charity Auction, featuring both a silent and live auction. More than 100 lots will be on offer, featuring spectacular wines from the world's most prestigious wine producers, rare vintages, large format bottles and special vertical and horizontal collections, as well as original art from acclaimed California artists (including Lowell Herrero) and highly coveted international and domestic vacation packages.  Saturday, September 8, 2018 | SILENT: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; LIVE: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.


For further information about Winesong see http://winesong.org.

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