The New York Times recently released its annual "Places to Visit" list, with Mendocino County's North Coast taking the No. 3 spot out of 52 destinations. With its dramatic coastal setting Mendocino is quickly becoming a top wine country getaway. Last year’s event raised over $500,000 to benefit the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation. Highlights of the 2013 auction included the “fund a need” lot—specifically to be used to purchase a new ambulance—brought in $116,000 in a matter of minutes.
“We continue to be amazed and extremely grateful for the generosity of our Winesong family who travel from across the US and beyond to support our hospital and our community,” enthused Executive Director Jeri Erickson.
An Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration: Meet the Winemakers
Friday, September 5, 2014 | 1pm to 4pm
This exclusive event features Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley and tastes of Little River’s finest culinary offerings. The focus of this celebration is to provide an exclusive opportunity to talk wine with the winemakers themselves in an intimate setting. Evaluate new wines and learn how classic Pinot Noir improves with age. Savor these lush and elegant wines while you meet and mingle with the winemakers at a seaside setting overlooking the spectacular Pacific Coast.
Wine & Food Tasting in the Gardens
Saturday, September 6, 2014 | 11am to 2pm
Each year, in order to offer a wide array of wines, Winesong invites 100 highly acclaimed world-class wineries to preview their new vintages. With producers coming from such diverse regions as Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, the Central Coast, Sierra Foothills, Oregon, Washington State, Italy, Chile and South Africa, the tasting is truly world-class and unprecedented in its sheer diversity. A wonderful variety of culinary fare is provided by more than 50 fine restaurants and food purveyors from Northern California. Wine & food enthusiasts can stroll through the botanical garden paths along the bluffs overlooking the majestic Mendocino Coast while sampling this bountiful fare and enjoying performances of musical ensembles throughout the gardens playing a variety of styles including jazz, folk, classical, zydeco and more!
Silent & Live Auctions
Saturday, September 6, 2014 | Silent: 11am to 4pm Live: 2pm-5pm
There will be lively bidding on over 200 lots featuring spectacular wines and rare hard-to-find vintages from the most prestigious wine producers, original art from highly acclaimed artists, extravagant vacation packages, and custom-made international wine getaway packages.
o VIP Tickets with reserved seating at auction and Celebrity Chef Lunch, and access to wine and food tasting: $225.00 Early Bird; $250.00 (After June 1st)
o General Admission Tickets with festival seating at auction and access to wine and food tasting: $125.00 Early Bird; $150.00 (After June 1st)
o General Admission Tickets for Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration: Meet the Winemakers: $50.00
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.winesong.org or call (707) 961-4688.
Winesong is produced by Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Mendocino Coast Hospital. Its mission is to help the small rural Hospital provide the best possible medical care to residents as well as the many visitors to the Mendocino Coast. Winesong-generated revenues have enabled the Hospital to purchase chemotherapy equipment, portable ultrasound machines for the Emergency Room as well as a state-of-the-art Diagnostic Imaging Center. www.winesong.org