Barra of Mendocino
“I’ve never missed even one harvest. Do you know why? I only get paid once a year, so I’m going to show up for harvest to ensure I get paid!” — Charlie Barra
One of the main reasons we love Barra of Mendocino is the Barra family takes great pride in delivering estate grown, organic wines that are well-balanced, approachable and a true reflection of the quality of each grape that goes into the bottle. This family atmosphere is reflected in their wines and in their tasting room and in their staff! Great venue for an event, a wedding or just to sip some wine!
Barra is only 15 minutes from our hotel, making Baechtel Creek Inn the perfect lodging near the Mendocino County Wine region to stay while you tour this winery or have your event there!
All BARRA of Mendocino wines are made from 100% estate grown, hand-picked certified organic grapes. We believe that the combination of their organic viticulture practices, coupled with their unique geographic location in the Mendocino appellation, helps to deliver premium wines that are truly representative of their roots.
Today, at 87 years young, Charlie is still running the show (even though, with a big wink, he’ll tell you Martha is the real boss!). From 3:00 am frost alarm phone calls in the spring to overseeing all elements of harvest in the summer/fall, Charlie is as entrenched in the art of growing fine fruit as he was 68 years ago. And now, with the 5,000 square foot BARRA of Mendocino winery and tasting room just a stone’s throw from his Calpella birthplace, you can’t help but see how life comes full circle. Charlie’s hard work, dedication and unwillingness to accept “no” for an answer continues to serve as the inspiration for all at BARRA of Mendocino.
Their unique tasting room and gardens is available for events as well! Ask for Katrina - she is wonderful!
We invite you to stop by their tasting room at 7051 N State Street, Redwood Valley, Ca open daily from 10 am - 5 pm and experience the magic of BARRA of Mendocino wine.