Wine Trail Weekends: November
Holiday Spirit Weekend
November 12 and 13, 2016
The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Holiday Spirit Weekend” on November 12 through 13, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Start off your Holiday season festivities on the Wine Trail! Enjoy wine tasting at *participating wineries, live music, delicious food and specialty gift shopping!
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 -both days! 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. Large charter buses (30+ person capacity) are not allowed at Wine Trail Weekend events. Please CLICK HERE to read our bus policy.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased online or at San Joaquin Wine Company,
Fasi Estate Winery and Toca Madera Winery . Tickets are available the days of the event online or at San Joaquin Wine Company,
Fasi Estate Winery and Toca Madera Winery .
When you complete your ticket purchase online, you will be emailed a ticket. Please show your printed ticket, or ticket by smartphone, to any *participating winery any time during the event, Saturday and/or Sunday between 10 am- 5 pm. At the event when you present your ticket at that winery location you will be given a wristband and wine glass. The wristband will allow you entrance to all of the participating wineries throughout both days of the event.
*Participating Wineries (Participating wineries are subject to change between events):
FASI ESTATE WINERY
FICKLIN VINEYARDS Open 11 am – 4 pm Both Days
IDLE HOUR WINERY
SAN JOAQUIN WINE COMPANY
TOCA MADERA WINERY
WESTBROOK WINE FARM (WESTBROOK IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY BOTH DAYS. CALL 559-868-3499 TO BOOK)
(PLEASE NOTE: SUMNER PECK RANCH WINERY & FRUIT STANDS, QUADY WINERY, CHATEAU LASGOITY AND CRU Wine Company no longer participate in Wine Trail Weekend events. Tickets are valid only at participating wineries listed above).
Ages 21 and over only. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable
What’s Happening At Each Winery:
Birstone Winery – 9400 Road 36, Madera
Join Birdstone Winery as we celebrate our 11 year anniversary. The 2016 Madera Wine Trail Wine Weekend experience at Birdstone Winery will include live music by “J.J. Brown” on Saturday and “Flemenco Sol” on Sunday. A delicious lunch will also be available from Chef Mazzoni throughout the weekend. Great food, music, award winning wines, and warm friendly people make Birdstone Winery a necessary stop on this wine trail adventure.
Fasi Estate Winery - 42415 Road 208, 3 miles north of Highway 145 just off Highway 41 on Road 208.
The holiday season is right around the corner. Come by Fäsi Estate Winery and enjoy three of our new release wines, paired perfectly for your holiday feasts! Looking for gift ideas? Look no further...our team is here to help you create the perfect gift just in time for the holiday season.
Our Wine Trail Weekend Menu will include:
2014 Syrah (New Release): Paired with hand carved turkey garnished with a cherry tomato.
2015 Syrah Rosé (New Release): Paired with warm cranberry and brie bites.
2014 Chardonnay (New Release): Paired with baked cinnamon apple slices.
Ficklin Vineyards – Open 11 am – 4 pm Both Days 30246 Avenue 7½, Madera
At Ficklin Vineyards, we're featuring new releases and old favorite Ports as well: Taste our new S'MORES, and back by popular request--Autumn Spice Tappit- Hen. We're also offering our amazing, twenty year-old 1996 Vintage Port both days from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm-- so get us on your destination list early! Delight yourself with delicious samples of chocolates, cheeses, cakes-- all types of treats to pair with Port-- from talented local Artisan Food Specialists. We'll be giving away wonderful and easy recipes to make your Thanksgiving meal extra special, and we'll have plenty of gift ideas for those getting a jump on holiday shopping. Take a relaxing break in our courtyard where lunch will be available from Bella Pasta.
Please note: Open from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Idle Hour Winery – details to be announced
Papagni Wines – 9505 Road 30 1/2 , Madera
Desiring to create a memorable “Holiday Spirit Weekend” for tasting room visitors on November 12 th and 13 th , Papagni Wines will combine the pouring of selected award-winning wines with hand-crafted chocolates from Fab Delights, the full array of pizzas from Paul’s Rustic Oven, and exhibits from local artists within the celebratory atmosphere of the upcoming Holiday Season. Papagni’s bold reds, refreshing whites, and special dessert wines will be enjoyed with narrative description, while updated information on recently-released wines will be provided at the sales desk. Tours will be available upon request. Come and let us kick off your Holiday Season with a Merry Wine Weekend!!!
San Joaquin Wine Company – 21821 Avenue 16, Madera
We’re getting ready for the holidays here at San Joaquin Wine Company and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for you during the Holiday Spirit Wine Trail! Our new releases will be the Moody Press 2015 Katelyn Rose and Moody Press 2013 Zinfandel. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and cooking needs with Scribble & Script modern calligraphy, Munch & Grub corn nuts and jerky, You Sweet Thing jellies and jams, Rosenthal Olive Ranch, Miners Mix seasonings, and more! We will have Gastro Grill on-site to keep your stomach happy while you sip and shop, and live music by Rhythm Review on Saturday from 12-3pm. As always, we will have a wide variety of our wines to pour and great discounts for attendees!
Toca Madera Winery – 36140 Avenue 9, Madera
Come visit us and enjoy hand-crafted, estate-bottled wines made under the watchful eye of our excellent winemaker, Shayne Vetter. Try our recently-released Temperanillo Reserve and our Grenache/Syrah/Mouvedre blend made from grapes pampered in our backyard vineyard. We will have music (including a solo performance by Marie Wilson on Sunday), food (including food truck wizards Gonzales Taqueria and Meltdown Bistro), Cuban cigars from Aldo, and various craftsmen selling their wares. Fun galore! Come join us!
Westbrook Wine Farm - By Appointment Only Both Days – 49610 House Ranch Road, O’Neal’s,
(559) 868 -3499 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westbrookwinefarm.com
Odds, Ends and Orphans.
Without you, our loyal consumer and our cadre of conscientious winegrowers we could not be celebrating this, our 18th vintage. Over that time some things have changed. People move away, some pass away and others just go away. Likewise, our outside vineyard sources have changed over the years. Some became orchards, others are houses and some have just gone away. We will be pouring eight venerable wines from these “ghost vineyards” on both days or until they are depleted. Call or email now to confirm your reservation and time to taste what little of these wines we have left. Only 35 minutes from Madera or Fresno.