The Pacific Star Winery is a great place to take in the ocean and enjoy traditional and unusual Mendocino County wines. The building actually sits atop an active fault line, “Pacific Star Fault,” which was named in honor of the winery upon its discovery in 2006. The fault’s activity over eons and the pounding waves of the Pacific have chiseled this dramatic shoreline. The cellar and tasting room sit over sea caves where the crashing waves below help to naturally filter the aging wine from its sediment. Because of its proximity to the ocean, salt from sea air gathers on the oak barrels and accelerates osmosis, creating uniquely viscous and dense wines.
Bring a lunch and picnic on the edge, as the waves crash and break on the rocks below. Guests are invited to experience the spectacular land, view and the wine. In the spring and fall, this is a great place to see California Gray whales pass by on their migration route. Even if you’re not a wine enthusiast, the winery welcomes you to share in the experience. The owners and staff of this truly impressive stretch of the Mendocino Coast believe that this precious land should be shared with all. The winery has tasting daily—excluding major holidays—in two tasting rooms open from 11 a.m. to
5 p.m. At the winery and picnic area.
The winery has a comprehensive website where visitors can view photos of the winery and its beautiful location, learn more about its unique wine making processes, event planning, join their Wine Club and purchase wine.
(707) 962-9463 – tasting room