Discover the Hidden Gems of Mendocino Wine Country

In our last post, we told you all about an awesome, local place, perfect for those who enjoy expertly brewed beer in a casual, relaxing setting – North Coast Brewing Company. Well, now we’d like to take you on a written tour of the finest stops to make in Mendocino Wine Country.

Discover the Hidden Gems of Mendocino Wine Country

If you enjoy drinking wine in the comfort of your own home, imagine how much more enjoyable it would be here in beautiful, sunny California!

There are hidden gems all over Mendocino County, but some of the best are scattered across the more than 500 vineyards that are just a car ride away from Cleone Gardens Inn. Each winery has something different to offer any palate!

Take A Tour!

The Pacific Star Winery is a hop, skip and jump way from the Fort Bragg area – just under 15 minutes, to be specific. Here, you can try wines with some of the most unique names out there, such as It’s My Fault, Dad’s Daily Red and Orange Muscat, to name a few. The best part?  You can enjoy a glass while taking in the gorgeous ocean views!

If you make it to the Parducci Wine Cellars, you won’t be sorry.

Family owned and operated for 80 years, Parducci has a history as rich as its wine! We love their dedication to the Mendocino community and their unprecedented passion for sustainable winemaking and farming. Chat it up with the always friendly staff in the tasting room and don’t forget to ask about their amazing water conservation project

Door-to-Door Wine Experience

Looking to taste great wine without worrying about how you’ll get there? Anderson Valley Wine Tour Express is the answer. The service offers pick up in Fort Bragg and travels to at least three premium wineries throughout Mendocino and the Anderson Valley region. Plus, tour riders get more than just shuttle service – guests receive complimentary snacks and water, discounts on wine purchases and a guided tour with drivers who can provide a great discussion of the area’s wineries and sights. Packages are available for couples and small groups up to parties of 18 or more, so plan a tour everyone can enjoy without needing a designated driver with Anderson Valley Wine Tour Express.

When booking a vacation in Mendocino County, make sure you reserve your stay at the Cleone Gardens Inn in Fort Bragg.

There’s no other place like our quaint and comfortable hotel. It’s conveniently located close to many of the Mendocino County wineries – not just the two mentioned here! Call us today at 800-400-2189 to make your reservations today!

Tourism Is Everyone’s Business in California

Road in CaliforniaIt would be an understatement saying that California has been in rough shape the last few years, but we’re slowly building up the positivity and potential, which is dutifully carried by California’s tourism industry. When isn’t the state’s tourism industry buzzing?

We mean who doesn’t want to go to California at least once in their lives? It’s like the American Dream, the realization of it, a rite of passage that everyone (and we mean everyone) should have to go through. Remember that Americans had to go from to from east to west to realize their deepest dreams.

At Cleone Gardens Inn, we believe in that 100%. To really get California shooting skyward again, we have to continue to educate the public on the tourism industry, was recently covered by Fox & Hounds.

They report, “Tourism is everyone’s business in California. As the nation’s largest tourism economy, the industry is a major pillar of California’s success with more than $117.5 billion in direct travel spending last year. This supports more than 1 million jobs and generates nearly $9.4 billion in state and local tax revenues.”

That’s the thing about the tourism industry in California, it’s a democratic process that helps all of us, which means each of us has to play a role so that it thrives. Not only does it support the economy with jobs and revenue, it also gets the state’s message in the hearts and minds of the American people. At Cleone Gardens Inn, we are proud to be a cog that is part of this beautiful system. Contact us today and get going on your vacation.