Wine Trail Weekends: May
Yosemite Grant Wine Celebration
May 3rd, Saturday – May 4th, Sunday
10:00am to 5pm
The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Yosemite Grant Wine Celebration” on May 3 and 4, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proudly honoring the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite National Park grant, this NEW event is a celebration not to miss! Enjoy wine tasting at each participating winery, live music, delicious food and Yosemite themed activities, art and gift shopping! See below for activities happening at each winery.
How it Works...
With your ticket, start your tour at any participating winery, either Saturday or Sunday. At the winery you will receive a passport wine glass & wristband good for wine tasting all weekend. Taste a wide variety of local wines as you visit each participating winery on the Madera Wine Trail, and enjoy other activities and food which are available.
Transportation is not included in your ticket. Designated Drivers are always welcome and encouraged on the Madera Wine Trail, and they are always FREE of charge! Please notify the check-in table at your first stop on the Trail to receive your complimentary pass. Click here for other transportation recommendations. To enhance your experience, no large capacity buses (30+ person capacity OR groups 30+) will be allowed at this event. Click here to read our full transportation policy.
$25 in advance online or at select locations through May 2. $30 the day of the event online or at the wineries.
Tickets available at these locations through May 2: Trelio Restaurant, SpringHill Suites Madera, Birdstone Winery, Chateau Lasgoity, Fasi Estate Winery, Ficklin Vineyards, Idle Hour Winery, Papagni Wines, Quady Winery, San Joaquin Wine Company, Sumner Peck Ranch Fruit Stand & Winery.
Winery information will continue to be updated
Begin your Wine Trail Weekend experience at Birdstone Winery. Birdstone will host live music from “Eva Scow” and for lunch each day Café Via will serve delicious hot lasagna. Great food, music, award winning wines, gift shopping and warm friendly people make Birdstone Winery a necessary stop on this wine trail adventure.
Fasi Estate Winery
This year’s May Wine Trail is one to mark on your calendar! Yosemite will celebrate 150 years and we here at Fäsi Estate Winery will be partaking in this momentous occasion! Yosemite has a long and diverse cultural history that has helped shape this region, country, and even the world. We invite you to toast to the natural beauty and tradition of Yosemite with delicious award winning wine from Fäsi Estate. Come make new memories and indulge in some of Madera County’s exclusive wine country found right in your own backyard, just 15 minutes north of Fresno, on Highway 41.
Quady Winery transforms into an art gallery for our annual art show "Reveiller". Over 20 local area artists will be on hand to talk about their works of art including sculptures, paintings, photographs and installations. This special event is also focused on the 150th Anniversary Yosemite Grant! Peruse the winery to find all the Yosemite themed artwork we will have on display. Sample our wine cocktails like the Electra Sangria, Essensia Spritzer, and Elysium Cooler. We’ll also have our slushy machine running so be sure to grab an Electra Freeze. We B Smokin will have some delicious TriTip or Pulled Pork Sandwiches available to satisfy your appetite.
San Joaquin Wine Company
Plan on making SJWC a must stop on this May wine trail weekend. We have new wines to showcase including a Yosemite Valley Red Blend, 2013 Riesling from Monterey County and our new Moody Press Cabernet. There will be plenty of tasty treats from You Sweet Thing, Miner's Mix Seasonings, P de Q, and Rosenthal Olive Ranch. New to our winery will be Eye Candy Mobile Boutique and Songbird Cline Photography. Purchase lunch from Casa de Tamales and enjoy live music out on our brand new patio. We look forward to seeing you.
Sumner Peck Ranch Winery
Make sure one of your stops this weekend is at the beautiful Sumner Peck Ranch Winery. Our winery is unlike anything you've ever seen before; from its picturesque location to its beautiful architecture. We now have 8 varieties of local wines that you will enjoy while shopping in our fun gift store and listening to live music. We can't wait to see you!