Celebrate the Summer Solstice with RIVINO’s Wine & Swine Roast!

The first day of summer, aka the Summer Solstice is just around the corner and people everywhere are trying to figure out how they want to enjoy the longest day of the year. Well if you will happen to be in the Mendocino County area that day, why not stop out to RIVINO for the first annual Wine and Swine Roast? The name may raise a few eyebrows but trust us when we tell you that you’ll want to hear more about this great event.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with RIVINO’s Wine & Swine Roast | Cleone Gardens Inn

Taking place on June 21st, this boutique family winery located right along the Russian River will open its doors for an evening of wine, music, fun and of course, pork. But before any of that, there will be a ton of night-before preparation in order to ensure that all event-goers are presented with a delicious meal that next day. So what exactly does that entail? Well RIVINO is taking the roasting process to a whole new level, choosing to start the fire at around 2am the night before. That means that the whole Magruder Ranch pig will have an entire 14 hours to slow cook and tenderize. Is your mouthwatering yet? We know ours are!

Top that off with a side of wood-fired roasted vegetables, corn, salads and refreshing RIVINO wine and you’ve got the perfect way to welcome the Summer Solstice. After you’ve enjoyed your meal and settle into your food coma, just sit back and relax as you enjoy the fun-loving accordion and guitar playing of Monty & Jay. Hopefully it won’t take you long to get up on your feet and dance the night away.

This event will take place between 5pm and 8pm at the RIVINO Winery and is priced at $95 total, or $65 for Wine Club Members. For more information, visit the official RIVINO website. We hope to see you soon!

(Posted by: Paula Christensen of Cleone Gardens Inn)

 

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Indulge your Taste Buds this Memorial Day Weekend!

Have any plans for Memorial Day Weekend? If not, why not plan a trip to Mendocino County and enjoy all that the California coast has to offer? With the long weekend ahead of us, you can bet that there will be plenty of things to do, see and experience. One event that we can think of off of the top of our heads is the Taste of Chocolate, Wine and Ale – a must for those who enjoy some of the finer things in life.

Taste of Chocolate, Wine and Ale Event in Mendocino County, CA | Cleone Gardens Inn

Honestly, when is the last time you came across someone who wasn’t a big fan of one of these things, if not all? Taking place on Saturday 24, 2014 from 1-4pm, the Taste of Chocolate, Wine and Ale event is sure to satisfy each and every one of your taste buds!

Hosted by The Mendocino Art Center, this particular event brings some of the county’s greatest wineries, breweries and food purveyors together in one place for you to indulge in. Once you fill up however, don’t worry – there’s still so much in store, including live musical entertainment and a silent auction. Who knows, you may end up being able to take home some of your favorite food and wine products from throughout the day!

Tickets are being sold in advance for $30 and on the day of the event for $40, with all proceeds going to benefit the Mendocino Art Center. Interesting in learning more? Visit mendocinoartcenter.org and then head back over to the Cleone Gardens Inn website to book you reservation.

Trust us – you don’t want to miss this one!

(Posted by: Paula Christensen of Cleone Gardens Inn)

Get Ready for the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival

Festival season is here in Mendocino County and if you haven’t booked your accommodations for early May, you are going to want to do so as soon as possible because the Legendary Boonville Beer Festival is coming to the fairgrounds!

Legendary Boonville Beer Festival in Mendocino County | Cleone Gardens Inn

The festival is celebrating its 18th year and this one is sure to be one to remember. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 3rd and will benefit many Anderson Valley non-profit organizations and the California Small Brewers Association. The beer taps will be flowing all day from 1p.m. until 5 p.m. with music to enjoy until 6 p.m.

The Boonville Beer Festival is $40 presale and $55 at the gate. Non-drinking tickets are also available for all designated drivers for the low price of $5. This entry fee covers your cost of admission, provides you with a wristband (essential for you to maintain access to the Mendocino County Fairgrounds), a souvenir sampling glass and of course, all-you-can-drink samples!

This festival definitely lives up to its “legendary” name and is a great event for couples or a gathering of old friends. This is a 21 and over event which also makes it an awesome celebration if you are turning the iconic drinking age. What better way to celebrate your 21st birthday than in Northern California at a beer festival?

There will also be delicious Californian cuisine from local vendors for purchase as well as merchandise and various sundries. For tickets and more information, call 707-895-2337 ext. 40. Don’t miss the kick-off to summer in Mendocino! Our inn is conveniently located close to the fairgrounds, so visit our website and reserve your room today!

(Posted by: Paula Christensen of Cleone Gardens Inn)