MADERA COUNTY — The holidays are coming and you may be looking for a little direction to start your seasonal festivities on the right path. It’s worth pointing out that the Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Holiday Spirit Weekend” on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11 – 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy wine tasting at participating wineries, as well as live music, delicious food and specialty gift shopping.
Purchase a ticket for $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the event, and start your tour at any participating winery. You may start on Saturday or Sunday, remembering that the purchase of one ticket is good for both days. At the participating winery you will receive a passport wine glass and wristband good for all-weekend wine tasting. Guests may sample a wide variety of local wines on the Madera Wine Trail, along with food and activities. On the day of the wine trail, each winery will offer what’s said to be spectacular holiday spirit. See below for participating wineries.
Please note that transportation is not included in your ticket price, however, Designated Drivers are encouraged on the Madera Wine Trail, and they are always free of charge. Please notify the check-in table at your first stop on the Trail to receive a complimentary DD pass. Visit the website for more information on transportation options and limitations on large bus visits. Ages 21 and over only. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
Participating wineries include: Idle Hour Winery, Fasi Estate Winery, San Joaquin Wine Company, Ficklin Vineyards, Toca Madera Winery, and Westbrook Wine Farm (by appointment).
Please note, this article was edited on Nov. 7, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. — Birdstone Winery is not participating.