GBM 2023 - Lake County Anderson Valley Mendocino County Tour #3GBM 2023 - Lake County Anderson Valley Mendocino County Tour #3

Lake County Anderson Valley Mendocino County

Tour Schedule and Wine Information

Get off the beaten path on this tour visiting the northern reaches of California’s wine country.

Winery visits include Shannon Family of Wines, Long Meadow Ranch, Maggy Hawk, Domaine Anderson, Goldeneye Winery, McNab Ranch & Butler Vineyards (Bonterra). This tour highlights California’s history and commitment to sustainable and climate-smart winegrowing. Guests will overnight Wednesday at the Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake, California and Thursday in Boonville, California.


Wednesday, November 8

Lake County

Meet at 11:00am in the Napa Valley Marriot lobby for 11:15am bus departure (with luggage)

Networking and
Follow-up Meeting Time

Time: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Picnic Lunch Stop

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Shannon Mercantile

Presentation & Tasting

Hosts: Deborah Summerfield, Lake County Grape Commission Chair
Joy Merrilees, VP of Production at Shannon Family of Wines

Presentation: Lake County Rising

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM


View Wines

Shannon Ridge

Vineyard Tour, Tasting & Dinner

Hosts: Clay & Angie Shannon, Shannon Family of Wines

“Project Ovis” Vineyard Tour

Appetizers, Wine Tasting, and Sheep Grazing at the Ogulin Estate house

Three course dinner with featured foods produced from the ranch

Time: 3:45 PM - 7:30 PM


Thursday, November 9

Anderson Valley

Meet the bus at 8:15am in the Tallman Hotel (with luggage)

Long Meadow Ranch


Certified Organic Vineyard Tour

Stephane Vivier, Winemaker
Brad Groper, Chief Sales Officer
Courtney DeGraff, Executive Director, Alexander Valley Winegrowers

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:20 PM


View Wines

Maggy Hawk


Host: Sarah Wuethrich, Winemaker

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:25 PM


View Wines

Domaine Anderson


Regional Walk Around Tasting

Darrin Low, Winemaker, Domaine Anderson
Arnaud Weyrich, Winemaker, Roederer Estate
Jeff Jindra, Winemaker, Scharffenberger Cellars

Time: 2:30 PM - 4:45 PM


View Wines

Goldeneye Winery


Hosts: Kristen McMahan, Winemaker
Alexis Eich, Hospitality & Retail Sales

Time: 6:00 PM


View Wines

Friday, November 10

Mendocino County

The Madrones: Meet the bus at 7:50am (with luggage)
Boonville Hotel: Meet the bus at 8:00am (with luggage)

McNab Ranch

Tour, Tasting & Lunch

Hosts: Benjmain Mitarakis, Export Director
Clint Nelson, Senior Director of Vineyard Operations
Mackenzie Blaylock, Executive Director at Mendocino Winegrowers

Winemaker Panel and Tasting

McNab Ranch “Vineyard of the Future” Experience: Joseph Brinkley, Director of Regenerative Farming, Bonterra Organic Estates

Farm to Table Lunch by Chef Olan Cox & Wine Pairing by
Jeff Cichocki, Director of Winemaking, Organic

A grower discussion about "Climate-smart Winegrowing into the Future" with Lisa Francioni, Senior Director at the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and Kate Venugopal, California Wines International Marketing Sustainability Specialist

Time: 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM


View Wines

Rams Gate


Farewell Dinner in Sonoma Valley

Jeff O'Neill, CEO and Founder
Steve Lindsay, Senior Vice President -
Custom Brands, Export & Compliance

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


GBM 2023 - Lake County Anderson Valley Mendocino County Tour #3GBM 2023 - Lake County Anderson Valley Mendocino County Tour #3
Back to the top
Powered by
Data management for the wine and drinks industry