Wine Trail Weekends: November
2014 Holiday Spirit Weekend
November 8th, Saturday – November 9th, Sunday
10:00am to 5:00pm
A Special Two-Day Wine Tasting Event
The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Holiday Spirit Weekend” on November 8 through 9, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Start your holiday season celebrations on the Madera Wine Trail! Enjoy wine tasting at each participating winery, live music, delicious food and holiday 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. 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.To enhance your experience, no large capacity buses (30+ person capacity) will be allowed at this event. Please click here to read our full transportation policy. Click here for transportation recommendations.
Tickets are $25 if purchased online or at participating locations in advance. Tickets are $30 if purchased the day of the event.
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 Wineres: Birdstone Winery, Chateau Lasgoity Winery, Fasi Estate Winery, Ficklin Vineyards, Idle Hour Winery, Papagni Wines, Quady Winery, San Joaquin Wine Company, Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, Toca Madera Winery, Westbrook Wine Farm
Begin your 2014 Madera Wine Trail Holiday Spirit Weekend experience at Birdstone Winery.
Birdstone will showcase two newly released wines alongside the existing flight of award winning wines.
For lunch each day enjoy a delicious dish prepared by Chef Michael Mazzoni.
Great food, live music, award winning wines and warm friendly people make
Birdstone Winery a necessary stop on your wine trail adventure.
Chateau Lasgoity Winery
Join us at Chateau Lasgoity Winery to celebrate the Holiday Spirit Weekend! Lunch is available for purchase from Full-O-Bull deli of Madera. Come visit and do your Thanksgiving and Christmas wine stock up. We will be offering some whole sale prices on our fabulous 2010 Syrah, and our big and bold 2010 Merlot. Looking forward to starting off the holiday season visiting with the regulars who come out to support the Madera Vintners Association and looking forward to meeting some new customers! Tis the season for wine!
Fasi Estate Winery
Wine is sunlight held together by water… ~ Galileo
What better way to enjoy the autumn sunlight but with wonderful friends and delicious wine nestled in the foothills, only few have really experienced. Fäsi Estate Winery wants to help you get into the Holiday Spirit by inviting you to embark on an adventure in your own backyard. Just 15 minutes north of Fresno, Fäsi Estate wants to welcome you to taste the award winning Syrah wines of Madera Appellation. Impress your palate with the most recent release of the 2010 Fäsi Crest Syrah and our highly anticipated 2012 Organic Wine.
Join us at Ficklin Vineyards and spend some time at our historic winery dating back to 1948.
Taste an assortment of Ports and see why Ficklin is the most awarded Port in the United States.
The aromas of fresh kettlekorn will fill our courtyard while you enjoy a relaxing lunch at our picnic tables with friends. Sample gourmet foods from some of the Valley's finest vendors, and get a jump on your shopping for the holidays.
Come out and join Papagni Winery for a fun weekend of wine, food, Music and merrymaking! We're kicking off a spirited holiday season with two days full of great tastings of amazing local wines including old favorites like our gold medal winning Alicante Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon or new releases such as our barrel fermented Chardonnay and delightful Pink Pinot Grigio. While you’re here don’t forget to take a winery tour with our proprietor, taste a barrel sample with our winemaker and sample the delicious chocolate truffles by Fab’s Delights Chocolatier.
A tasting experience of wines, from Aperitif, Moscatos, Dessert, Ports we call Starboard, herb infused wines, Visao, a beautiful dry red and Sweet and Dry Vermouth, called VYA. Family owned Quady Winery will guide you through a one of a kind wine tasting experience. Stroll through our winery as you enjoy wine, music and treats. Quady has something for every palate (and every party!). Enjoy other vendors’ treats from the Cowboy Toffee Company, and the Sports Port Lounge with cigars from Perfect Blend Fine Cigars. Tri-Tip sandwiches will be available from Petruccis to feed the hungry crowds. We also support our local Madera Quilters Guild, here displaying their yearly quilt, and Nuts and Bolts Animal Adovates who save many abused animals. Please enjoy the trail responsibly and designate a driver. See you on the trail!
San Joaquin Wine Company
Start your holidays off right with a stop at SJWC. We will be releasing our EPIX Red Blend, 2011 Moody Press Syrah, 2012 Moody Press Zinfandel, 2013 Toschi Chardonnay and our Paul Lorry Pinot Noir. All of these wines will be perfect for the upcoming holidays. Plan on shopping with AMK Designs and Things to Wine About. There will be tasty treats from Miner's Mix Seasonings and You Sweet Thing Jellies. Purchase lunch from Eat Street Bistro and enjoy the music of The Remnants. We look forward to seeing you.
Sumner Peck Ranch Winery
Celebrate the Holidays with Sumner Peck Ranch Winery! Enjoy our 2013 varietals, great music, delicious food, and a chance to shop in our gift store. Our winery is one of the most picturesque locations in the Central Valley and is right in your backyard! Take Friant Road 2 miles North of the Friant and Willow intersection, you can't miss us! Also visit our second tasting location along Hwy 41. Cheers to your Health!
Toca Madera Winery
36140 Avenue 9, Madera, CA 93636; (559) 904-7890; firstname.lastname@example.org
The MADERA WINE TRAIL’S newest winery! Come and celebrate with us, drink some of our delicious wine and relax in our beautiful garden setting overlooking our estate vineyard. Cheers!
Westbrook Wine Farm
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery is located about 7 miles from Highway 41 near O’Neals about 40 minutes from Madera and Fresno. We will be welcoming a limited number of wine-centric guests by pre-arranged appointment only during Holiday Spirit Weekend. Premiering will be the 2010 Museum, red Meritage/Bordeaux style field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (8 clones), Malbec 595, and Gros Verdot. Novices and experts alike will also enjoy the new vintage of our heady, assertive and unapologetic, Point Noir, Rhone style blend. Rounding out your organoleptic journey will be Savvy, our white Bordeaux blend, Faux Fait, a spicy one-time Cabernet blend, Rosato Romantico dry rose, and Uber Rhenish dry Riesling. We are all about sustainable wine growing, minimalist winemaking and personal interaction, with you. Call early for your confirmed reservation and come join us in experiencing the results. Ray and Tammy Krause, Proprietors.