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Baechtel Creek Inn
101 Gregory Lane
Willits, CA, United States
(707) 459-9063 | 800-459-9911
707-459-0226

Current & Upcoming Things To Do!

Hopland Passport Weekend!

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The 23rd annual Fall Hopland Passport is coming up on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and Sunday, October 19, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

We are just a skip and a hop away, so come stay with us, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather and the wine!

Receive a Passport logo glass, entry to all wine tastings, food pairings and entertainment at all 14 wineries. Collect stamps in your actual Passport to enter the Passport Prize Giveaway…. over thirty fabulous prizes will be given away! Tickets can be purchased online for $45 or at any of the participating wineries during the event for $55. There is a possibility of sell out at this 23rd annual Fall Passport, so please buy your tickets early to make sure you don’t miss it!

This is the only Passport weekend event in America with a participant pouring the 2014 California State Fair BEST OF SHOW SPARKLING WINE.

Here is a short description of what each winery will be offering visitors during the Hopland Passport wine weekend:

Brutocao Cellars
Join us for a weekend of merriment! We will be pouring our award winning Estate wines from both bottle and barrel while pairing them with tasty delectable nibbles. As you’re tasting, you can either put on your dancing shoes, bocce shoes or go shoeless for our annual grape stomp! Come by and see old friends, make new ones and find the perfect wines for the holidays.

Campovida
Campovida is a family owned and operated certified organic farm and working vineyard. We offer, wine tasting, olive oil tasting, live music and food pairings from our restaurant the Piazza de Campovida. Not to be missed during passport is our garden tour an experience of your own organic immersion with our master gardener, Ken Boek, awaken the five senses and enjoy an educational experience in plant and insect diversity.

Cesar Toxqui Cellars
We welcome you at our porch with an array of delectable fruit infused cheeses paired with our new Orange Muscat , Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. Inside you are invited to try our New release 2012 Organic, full bodied Zinfandel and our new Heirloom V, and of course our other red wines with a mixed meat BBQ grill trip, wild boar sausage, and chicken. Be sure to enjoy our ganache chocolate and port.

Frey Vineyards
For an environmentally friendly experience, visit the Frey Tasting Room at the Solar Living Institute just south of downtown Hopland on the 101. Walk the grounds to check out sustainable housing or just relax in the shade by one of the many ponds. Taste our delicious, award-winning, Organic and Biodynamic wines (with no added sulfites) paired with Organic Autumn-inspired, colorful fresh foods.

Graziano Family of Wines
We have a wide range of wines from four distinct brands. We specialize in Italian varietals, but make wines traditional to Mendocino County as well. From Aglianico to Zinfandel we have as many as 30 different wines. From light to full bodied, from sweet to dry we have something for everyone. We will have marinated tri-tip in the crock pot, imported aged cheeses, homemade dips and spreads, and more.

Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery
Be a player in our spaghetti western! Fresh spaghetti done three ways: red, white and green, and paired with our delicious Farmhouse wines – that don’t cost a fistful of dollars! It’s always a party here at JK and we guarantee the good (wine!) and the bad (our cowgirls!) but the ugly (day after?) is up to you! So kick off your boots and enjoy our awesome old west hospitality.

Jeriko Estate
Upper Russian River Grilling will be happening at Jeriko for the October Passport. Experience a wild display of mixed meats Cheeses and condiments to complement Jeriko’s Upper Russian River Pinot Noir, Anima Mundi Pinot Noir and Reserve Pinot Noir, along with the classics like Sangiovese. Don’t miss out on the barrel sampling, music and special wine prices that are discounted for passport weekend only.

McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room
McFadden Farm Stand & Tasting Room will pour our highly rated, top award winning, wines, paired with our own Grass Fed Beef, and Wild Rice and artichoke heart salad; both seasoned with Herbs and Herb Blends – all family farmed and organically grown at McFadden Farm, and available for purchase at special Passport discounts. McFadden Wine Members get 40% off cases of wine during Passport. Guinness McFadden will sign purchased bottles.

McNab Ridge Tasting Room
McNab Ridge will be rockin’ the 2014 Fall Passport with barrel tasting of our new Cononiah Zin with futures available and complimentary bottle painting by Leslie Bartolomei. The grillmasters of Smokestack BBQ are creating a feast of smoky delights with chicken, gourmet sausage and grilled veggies. We’ll also be serving our popular dips and spreads and pouring Rich Parducci’s award-winning wines – join the fun and channel your inner rock star!

Milano Family Winery
Featuring our scrumptious red-wine-infused oak smoked, marinated Tri-Tip, fresh veggies, cheeses and decadent chocolate raspberry brownies. Enjoy live music on the lawn with the Rose City Band playing jazz and dance music on Saturday and the contemporary duo of Marilyn DeFrange and Janet Orsi on Sunday. Join us and eat, sip our medal winning wines, groove to the tunes, peruse the wares of several vendors and relish Harvest in Wine Country!

Nelson Family Vineyards
Come relax in the Redwoods at Nelson Family Vineyards – this serene grove is a majestic and magical place with gorgeous views of our terraced Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. We’ll be pouring our delicious Estate wines paired with Mendough’s Wood-Fired Pizza, deliciously made with organic, local ingredients including chevre, sun dried tomatoes, prosciutto, arugula, Gorgonzola and artichoke atop the most incredible crust. We look forward to seeing you again!

RIVINO Winery
Come get inked at RIVINO this passport with our “Wines of Anarchy” themed event. We will have some great biker bar inspired food creations provided by Pagan Fire Pizza. A splendid array of newly released wines, fun food, music and a great background to sit and relax in! Although leathers are not mandatory … they may get you some special services.

Saracina
No smashing pumpkins at Saracina’s Fall Passport Party! Just gourmet harvest fare, live music by A Band Called Luke, and our ever-popular wine cave tours on Saturday at 1:30, 3:00 and 4pm and on Sunday at 1:00 and 3pm. Come join the mash up!

Terra Savia
Terra Savia will feature “A Cheesy Affair” this coming Passport including Greek salad stuffed tomatoes, macaroni and cheese empanadas, butternut squash with blue cheese and frisee and farro salad with warm goat cheese. Back by popular demand, the energetic and eclectic band Coffee Zombie Collective will entertain all with cover songs like you’ve never heard them before.

Visit www.destinationhopland.com to purchase tickets.

Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival

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Join us November 7-16 for the 14th Annual Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival, a celebration of the Mushroom, our county’s favorite fungi. Every year in late October, as the first rains start to fall, mushrooms flourish in abundance in Mendocino County, which is home to over 3,000 types of mushrooms. It’s the perfect place to sample and pick some of the 500 types of delicious edible mushrooms such as chanterelles, porcinis, morels, and hedgehogs, and even the extremely rare candy cap mushroom, a culinary treat with an intense maple syrup flavor, which grows only along the northern coast of California (and makes for delicious ice cream!).

We craft a myriad of events for your delight: mushroom, winemaker, and brewmaster dinners, mushroom exhibits, guided mushroom forays, wine and mushroom pairings, and much more! There’s even a Passport event that you can join in—visit wineries and breweries to enter a drawing for a Grand Prize!

Take your time to discover all that Mendocino County has to offer: gourmet restaurants, unique inns, picturesque villages, friendly wineries, outstanding breweries, majestic redwoods, and rugged seaside. Climb aboard the Beer, Wine & Mushroom Train, indulge yourself with a gourmet mushroom feast at an amazing winemaker or brewmaster dinner, then cozy up by the fire at the end of your perfect day in one of Mendocino County’s unique inns and rest up so you can start the next day with a cooking class, join a foraging adventure, attend a performance, take an art walk, or simply relax and do nothing at all.

Call us about our "Fungi & Girl Package."

Includes two night's lodging, a choice of our "Hoppy" Massage and/or our "Grapeful" Facial and tickets to the Festival's signature event, the Mushroom, Wine & Beer Train.!  

Christmas Train

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All Aboard!      

December 6-23, 2014

Each year the Skunk Train transforms into the Christmas Train and offers an exciting ride - All Aboard for this annual tradition. Come enjoy music, hot chocolate, sinfully good cookies, and of course the chance to visit with Santa. The Christmas Train is a 90 minute roundtrip, and your train is pulled by a diesel engine.

Our Package Includes 1 or 2 Night's Lodging, Train Tickets & Train Momento!  

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