Saracina Winery

Saracina Winery

Maya at Saracina Winery - Photo Credit: Dave Kendrick
Maya at Saracina Winery - Photo Credit: Dave Kendrick

11684 S. Hwy. 101
Hopland, California 95449
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Local Phone: (707) 744-1671
E-mail: info@saracina.com

Saracina is a 600-acre bio-diverse property (300 acres in vineyards) encompassing three ranches in Hopland.  The main ranch is home to Saracina Vineyards, a small-production, state-of-the-art, California Certified Organic (CCOF) winery and the first wine caves in Mendocino County, carved out of solid rock over a two-year period.

Reminiscent of the rural character of Napa Valley 25 years ago, the ranches are populated with sheep and goats roaming the hillsides, groves of 100-year-old olive trees, pomegranate orchards, bamboo gardens, hiking trails, a wild azalea canyon, organic vegetable gardens, and four ponds that attract herons, Canadian geese and myriad animal life. 

The owners are committed to preservation of the land and the rivers, including the Russian River which runs through one of the ranches, rather than clear-cutting every available acre for vineyards.

There is a large grassy area with lounge chairs perfect for visitors with canine companions. Management provides water bowls and pick-up bags.

Please check winery website for days and hours of operation.

Dog Access:

  • Dogs allowed in picnic area or patio

Dog-friendly amenities:

  • Water bowl provided

Dog enjoying the ocean
Photo credit: Leanne Haney
Mendocino wine country can be broadly divided into two areas: the Highway 101 corridor encompassing Hopland, Willits and Ukiah; and the Yorkville Highlands/Anderson Valley growing areas along Highway 128. Most wineries are small and family owned, tasting is often gratis and pets are considered part of the family. You’ll seldom be turned away for having a dog in your party.

For a memorable day on Highway 101 in Hopland, stop by Saracina Winery, learn about organic grape farming and sample the goods while settled into a lounge chair in the shady picnic area. Wine tasting is free and the setting laid-back and dog-friendly at organic Yorkville Cellars in Yorkville, where every day is Earth Day in more ways than one. more »
Spunky little dog near Lake Mendocino
Spunky little dog near Lake Mendocino. Photo: Swift Benjamin
Drive north on Highway 1 from Fort Bragg, and you’ll soon leave the coast and turn inland. It’s about an hour to Leggett, where the road merges with Highway 101 and the Redwood Coast begins. Leggett is home to one of the North State's most enduring roadside attractions, the Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree, a centuries-old coast redwood that was transformed into a tourist stop in the 1930's, when a 6-foot-wide tunnel was bored through it. Visitors ever since have been driving their cars into the opening and snapping photos with kids and dogs waving hands and paws out the windows. more »

Dog with a wine glass
Hairy Putter at Toulouse
Mendocino wine country can be broadly divided into two areas: the Highway 101 corridor encompassing Hopland, Willits and Ukiah; and the Yorkville Highlands/Anderson Valley growing areas along Highway 128. Most wineries are small and family owned, tasting is often gratis and pets are considered part of the family. You’ll seldom be turned away, at least so far as outdoor facilities go, for having a dog in your party.  more »
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