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Mendocino Mushroom, Wine & Beer Festival


As the first rain begins to fall in late October mushrooms flourish in Mendocino County, home to more than 3,000 types of mushrooms, including 500 types of edible mushrooms: chanterelles, porcinis, morels, hedgehogs, and even the rare Candy Cap mushroom.

  • Mushroom Exploration Tours Stanford Inn FRI-SUN, NOV 3-5 & NOV 10-12 12 p.m. Mycological Adrienne Long guides a foraging experience. $45, reservations required. Coast Hwy & Comptche-Ukiah Rd, Mendocino | 707.937.5615
  • Art of the FORAY: "Edible Mushrooms & Their Toxic Look-Alikes" 4:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Teresa Sholars
  • Wild Mushroom Winemaker Dinner 6:30 p.m. six-course menu spotlights local mushrooms. Eric Schramm gives a talk about mushrooms and winemaker Greg Graziano pairs the perfect Graziano wine with each course. $135. 45020 Albion St, Mendocino 707.937.0289
    Coro Winemaker Dinner at the Golden Pig 6-9 p.m. $90 13380 S Hwy 101 | 707.670.6055

MENDOCINO: Daily Mushroom Tour 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mycological enthusiast Adrienne Long, a student of naturalist Dr. Ryane Snow, leads tour. Meet in the Stanford Inn lobby for an introductory mushroom talk before heading out to explore the local forests and meadows. Tours last 1.5 to 2 hours.
(707) 937-5615 Reservations $35 | $20  age 2-16 years
Coast Hwy & Comptche-Ukiah Rd, Mendocino

Mendocino County is home to more than 3,000 mushroom varieties, including the rare candy cap mushroom with its intense maple syrup flavor and sweet fragrance that grows only along the northern coast of California. With mushroom dinners, wine- and beer-pairing workshops, cooking classes, musical performances, exhibits, guided mushroom foraging there is something for everyone during this magical season of mushrooms. Events take place throughout the County, from the coast to the inland valleys. Participating wineries and breweries have included: Pacific Star Winery North Coast Brewery Mendo Wine Limo Tours Ole's Oceanview Bar At Little River Inn Phillips Hill Greenwood Ridge Vineyards Drew Zina Hyde Cunningham Philo Ridge Maple Creek Winery Mcnab Ridge Winery Sip! Mendocino Weibel Vineyards & Winery Jeriko Estate Winery Parducci Wine Cellars Testa Ranch Winery.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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