Although only a few blocks long, the town of Hopland packs quite a lot into its short length. Its attractions include an old fashioned roadside café, two brew pubs and a host of great winery tasting rooms, with more just outside of town.
Hopland’s focus is wine, boasting the area’s top-awarded wineries. It is home to 18 wineries, and there are eight tasting rooms in downtown Hopland alone, with more along Old River Rd. and Hwy 101. You can also sample organic olive oils and wildflower honey. Local wines can be paired with delicious food made from the freshest, local ingredients. Visitors can sample Mexican food from a nearby taco truck, or share tapas-sized small plates or tasty pizzas and farm-to-table salads.
Some local hotspots will waive the corkage fees on any wine bottle purchased from a Hopland wine tasting room. Several Hopland area winery tasting rooms offer special complementary food and wine pairings and one-day wine sales on the second Saturday of every month. Wineries in the greater Hopland area hold two great gatherings for wine and food lovers each year, a spring and a fall Hopland Passport event.