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MADERA WINE TRAILS 15TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEKEND
Sat, Nov 11th, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sun, Nov 12th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm$25
On November 11 and 12, the Madera Wine Trail will host its 15th Annual Holiday Spirit Weekend. Visitors can travel to 8 wineries (Birdstone Winery; Papagni Wines; Fasi Estate Winery; Idle Hour Winery; San Joaquin Wine Co; Westbrook Wine Farm; Ficklin Vineyards) and taste a wide variety of award-winning wines, enjoy live music, holiday gift shopping and indulge in gourmet food from local caterers and food trucks.
Walt Wheelan President of the Madera Vintners Association said “Wine Trail Weekend is the perfect time for visitors to experience Madera’s rich wine heritage and unique family wineries! Whether you’re new to wine or a connoisseur, there is something for everyone on the Wine Trail”.
Tickets are $25 in advance through November 10 and $30 the weekend of the event. Designated drivers are free of charge. Tickets are available online, or at Toca Madera Winery or San Joaquin Wine Company. A ticket includes a keepsake wine glass and a pass to wine-tasting on the trail all weekend long.
On the day of the wine trail, each winery will offer a spectacular holiday spirit, see below.
Fasi Estate Winery – 42415 Road 208, 3 miles north of Highway 145 just off Highway 41 on Road 208.
The team at Fäsi Estate Winery would like to invite you to kick off the holidays with us on November 11th and 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will be showcasing three newly released wines for this Madera Wine Trail event. Our 2016 Grenache Blanc will be paired with Dubliner cheese and crisp green apple slices. The 2016 Syrah Rosé is a must to try, paired with juicy melon bites. We will also be pouring our 2015 Malbec, which we will be pairing with decadent Swiss chocolates. All three of these wines would pair perfectly with your holiday feasts. We look forward to helping you get one purchase out of the way early. Don’t forget to bring your family and friends. There is no better time to visit Fäsi Estate Winery. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!”
San Joaquin Wine Company – 21821 Avenue 16, Madera
It’s the most WINE-derful time of the year, and we can’t wait to share what we have in store for you during the Holiday Spirit Wine Trail! We will be releasing our brand new dry Rosé, as well as new vintages of our Zinfandel and Sauv Blanc. Get a head start on your holiday shopping needs with Deckerate Dot modern calligraphy, Miners Mix rubs & seasonings, LuLaRoe clothing, You Sweet Thing jams & jellies, and a variety of goodies from Chickies Tasty Treats! We will have Gastro Grill on-site to keep your stomach happy while you sip and shop, and live music from Rhythm Review on Saturday from 12-4pm. 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
What better way to do a little Holiday shopping but with a glass of wine in your hand! Toca Madera Winery will have many vendors for your Holiday needs as well as live music, good eats and great wine!
Westbrook Wine Farm – By Appointment Only Both Days – 49610 House Ranch Road, O’Neal’s, (559) 868 -3499
Here at Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery we are all about the wines, wine growing and learning. No professional entertainment, vendors, busloads of tourists, wine club pitches, charitable events, weddings or parallel universes. What novice and expert wine lovers, alike, will experience is the personal one-on-one attention of the grower/winemakers and
artisanal wines which are thoughtfully crafted. In an uncrowded and civilized, (albeit rustic) setting you will taste-travel from the Rheine through Bordeaux and into Italy with our Uber Rhenish, Fait Accompli and Madera Barbera and more. Authenticity, originality, quality and humor are our proprietary ingredients for making your visit to Westbrook Wine Farm truly enjoyable and memorable for both of us. Only 35 minutes from Fresno or Madera, come for the wine and an always beautiful day in the Sierra. By appointment or invitation, only.
Limos by pre-arrangement. Must be 21. A non-smoking property. Please, no guest dogs. Ray and Tammy Krause, Proprietors
Ficklin Vineyards – Start your days on Wine Trail at Ficklin Vineyards! Join us for brunch in our courtyard; and while you’re here, taste an assortment of our award-winning Ports. Enjoy delicious samples from some of the best artesian vendors in the Valley. We’ll have great pairing ideas and recipes for holiday treats to make entertaining easy, and we’ll offer special purchases perfect for holiday giving. Make reservations for intimate tours of our historic Adobe building, constructed in 1946 and containing casks going back to the early 1800’s.
Space is limited for tours at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30.
We’ll be closing for general wine tasting at 2:00 as we prepare for our VIP seminars on Port to be held at 3:00 and 4:00 pm–call us for information and tickets at (559) 661-0075.
Port Tasting from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Final Admission is 1:00 pm) Reservations required for Adobe Cellar Tours at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30.
Call for information regarding admission to our seminars on Port Tasting.
Birdstone Winery – 9400 Road 36, Madera – details to be announced.
Idle Hour Winery – 41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst – details to be announced
Papagni Wines – 9505 Road 30 1/2, Madera – details to be announced