Humboldt County has become 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.
Briceland Vineyards Winery is the most awarded maker of Humboldt wine since 1985. Visit for a casual patio tasting and perhaps a tour. Enjoy a range of bright, no-oak whites and distinctive flavorful reds. Current offerings include five 90+ point Wine Enthusiast Scored wines plus Best Red, Best White and Best Pinot from the Humboldt County Fair along with numerous other award winners and high scoring wines. Open Summer weekends, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5pm, and all year by appointment.
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 at local stores and restaurants. Open in the Winter: Wed, Thur (2 to 6pm), and Fri, Sat, Sun (noon to 6pm), in the Summer: daily (noon to 6pm), closed Tuesdays.
Old Growth Cellars offers wine tasting in the south end of Eureka. A small, boutique winery, owners Jim Pastori and Bob Lima believe producing a limited number of cases allows the hand selection of the grapes at the optimum time. The grapes are crushed the same day they are harvested. Wines include a Sauvignon Blanc winning Best Overall Wine at the 2016-17 Humboldt County Fair; and a full-bodied Zinfandel and their flagship wine, Petit Sirah. Open Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 7pm.