Dec 082012

humboldt county wines

Humboldt County is becoming a destination for tasting unique, handcrafted wines. There is a dedicated community of artisan wineries and vineyards whose passion and enthusiasm for wine is matched by the taste and quality of their products. While in the area take time to enjoy some of these quality wines at one of the local tasting rooms and wineries.

In the Spotlight-

2 Doors Down… wine sipping & sales. Located just 2 doors down from big sister Brick & Fire Bistro, this quaint wine bar has a charming list of over 100 wines, as well as small plates, desserts, espresso and a spirited ambiance. Open at 4:30 p.m. everyday except Tuesday.
WHERE: 1626 F St., Eureka (google map)

In 2007 Bergeron Winery was born, a small family-owned boutique premium winery producing limited quantities of single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay wines, with more varietals on the way. The grapes they use are grown in high elevation vineyards located in the Red Hills and Pine Mountain Appellations within the Mayacamas mountain range. Their wine-making philosophy is driven by passion and a desire to express a pure transition of grape to bottle. They believe that “Wine is bottled poetry.”
WHERE: 359 Main Street, Trinidad (google map)

Elk Prairie Vineyards is located on Fruitland Ridge just four miles up the hill from the Avenue of the Giants. The 10 acre estate vineyard and winery is located at a 1200 ft. elevation above the ancient redwoods. The wine making process does not include pesticides or artificial fertilizers, and they have sheep that graze the vineyard to keep weeds under control. Their hours vary so call ahead.
WHERE: 11544 Dyerville Loop Rd., Myers Flat (google map)

Moonstone Crossing Winery has a tasting room in the beautiful coastal town of Trinidad. Enjoy its award winning wines while taking in the local art and historic photographs that adorn the walls. Wines are also available local stores and restaurants. Open in the Winter: Fri, Sat, Sun (noon-6 p.m.), in the Summer: Wed-Sun (noon-6 p.m.), or by appointment.
WHERE: 529 Trinity St., Trinidad (google map)

Riverbend Cellars — Myers Flat on the Avenue of the Giants is not only known for the majestic redwood trees in the area, but also for the outstanding wines of Riverbend Cellars. This extraordinary winery provides an exceptional opportunity for wine sampling at its tasting room, which is open seven days a week from
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riverbend Cellars also offers a selection of specialty foods, picnic items, local art and much more.
WHERE: 12990 Ave. of the Giants, Myers Flat (at the Hwyy 101 and Myers Flat exit)(google map)

Riverbend Cellars & More — Riverbend Cellars along with Monument Mountain Vineyards and Rocky’s Ridge Vineyard, has opened up the only winery tasting room in Old Town Eureka. Come in and join us to taste some of our best locally made wines in Humboldt County. Take home a bottle or a case. We are open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, except on Mondays.
WHERE: 434 Second St., Eureka (google map)

Robert Goodman Winery and Tasting Room is open daily in downtown Arcata. The winery’s magnificent location delivers the perfect climate to create and age its handcrafted wines. The grapes come from different growing regions around California and are produced by some of the most highly regarded growers in the world. The wines are available at restaurants, retail outlets and at the tasting room.
WHERE: 937 10th St., Arcata (google map)
707-826-9463 (WINE)

The Wine Spot, located in the heart of Old Town Eureka, is a place “where old friends go to meet new ones.” It offer local and international wines as well as microbrews. Enjoy its art gallery as you taste wine, or jump on the internet with free Wi-Fi.
WHERE: 234 F St., Eureka (google map)
– at the corner of 3rd, Old Town Eureka
MORE INFO:  707-497-6236