No wine region has more organic vineyards than Mendocino's Hopland/Ukiah/Sanel Valley/Potter Valley region. So Mendocino's annual wine competition is the most fertile competition for excellent wines from organic vineyards.
The 2013 competition, one of the oldest in the nation, takes place this Friday, August 2 and will be judged by an impressive list of wine experts including Adam Carmer, Ben Pearson, Dan Berger, Ellen Landis, Forrest Tancer, John Sverko, Laura Ness, Mark Bowery, Mike Dunne, Greg Richtarek, James Wasson, Rolf Thorson, Ziggy Eschliman, Tom Simoneau and Virginie Boone.
After the judging's completed, the public is invited to the Celebration BBQ which will be held at Scharffenberger Cellars in the town of Philo in Anderson Valley. Tickets are $45 per person and include wine and dinner.
The event will begin with a wine reception serving all of the wines submitted. Dinner will be prepared by The Zinful Chef, Sean Thomas. Tickets are available online - click here.