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Tasting Room in Hopland

Brutocao Cellars

Located in a former 1920s schoolhouse in central Hopland, this fourth-generation family-owned winery has bocce courts, bold red wines and chocolate – a perfect combo. There is also, refreshingly, no charge for wine …
Museum in Hopland

Real Goods Solar Living Center

This progressive, futuristic 12-acre campus is largely responsible for the area's bold green initiatives. The Real Goods Store, run by the same company that sold the first solar panel in the US in 1978, is an impres…
Burgers in Hopland

Burger My Way

Look beyond the surroundings (this place is attached to a gas station) and instead concentrate on the quality of burgers, with some 17 varieties, including vegetarian, turkey and salmon. The fries are hand cut and c…
Cafe in Hopland


Flavorful strong coffee made from organic cacao beans paired with freshly baked pastries make this a recommended stop for weary drivers. The owners are serious eco folk and have a crystal and mineral display, plus a…
Drinks in Hopland

Sip Mendocino

In central Hopland, this is a friendly place to get your bearings, pick up a map to the region and taste several wines without navigating all the back roads. Amiable proprietors guide you through a tour of six local…
Winery in Hopland

Graziano Family of Wines

The Italian Graziano family is one of the oldest grape-growing families in Mendocino County and specializies in ‘Cal-Ital’ wines – including Primitivo, Dolcetto, Barbera and Sangiovese – at some great prices. Wine t…
Diner in Hopland

Bluebird Cafe

This classic American diner serves hearty breakfasts and homemade pie (the summer selection of peach-blueberry pie is dreamy). For a more exciting culinary adventure, try the wild-game burgers, such as elk, with a b…
Winery in Hopland

Saracina Vineyards

The highlight of a tour here is the descent into the cool caves. Sensuous whites are all biodynamically and sustainably farmed.