A charming place nestled in the scenic Sanel Valley of Mendocino County, California. Hopland offers a rustic farming community experience amidst oak-covered coastal foothills. Explore historic buildings like the beautifully renovated Thatcher Hotel and indulge in local flavors at Cafe Poppy, The Golden Pig, and Hopland Tap House (home of the original Hopland Brewery that started making Red Tail Ale in 1983). Don't miss the opportunity to visit renowned wineries such as Brutocao Cellars, Saracina Winery, and the iconic Fetzer Vineyards, known for their exceptional red and white wines. Hopland is not only a gateway to the North Coast region of Northern California but also a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
For 70 years the Nelson family has farmed the land they live on, with the traditions of farming passed on to four generations. Through many seasons of tending and harvest, Nelson Family Vineyards has embraced the truth that great wines are born in the vineyard
Tucked away near the headwaters of the Russian River and the foothills of the Mayacamas, the estate is perched on pristine, sustainably farmed land where Saracina creates wines that are distinctly Mendocino — complex, fresh, and wildly beautiful.
Fun fact: We once spent the night in our van in this casino's parking lot!
Take a drive through the Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve.
There are a few thrift stores located within walking distance of each other. Start at Labels Recycled Fashion, before making your way to the coveted Hospice Thrift & Gift Store.
The Grace Hudson Museum and Sun House in Ukiah, California, is an art, history and anthropology museum focusing on the lifeworks of artist Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865-1937) and her ethnologist husband, Dr. John W. Hudson (1857-1936). Changing interdisciplinary exhibitions and public programs feature Western American art, California Indian cultures, histories of California’s diverse North Coast region, and the work of contemporary regional artists.
Drop off your husband so you can go sip rose in peace!
Take a leisurely stroll through the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, a serene Buddhist monastery and educational center. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, visit the beautiful temples, and immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance. Don't fall asleep!