Madera Wine Trail





Wine Trail Weekends: February

2018 Wine & Chocolate Weekend

February 10-11th, 2018 , Saturday and Sunday/ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Madera Vintners Association's family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail's "Wine & Chocolate Weekend" on February 10 through 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Do something unique for Valentine's Day! Enjoy wine tasting at *participating wineries, chocolate sampling, live music, delicious food and gift shopping! CLICK HERE for more event details.

How it Works...

With your ticket, start your tour at any participating winery, either Saturday or Sunday. At the winery you will receive a passport wine glass & wristband good for wine tasting all weekend - both days! Taste a wide variety of local wines as you visit each participating winery on the Madera Wine Trail, and enjoy other activities and food which are available.

Transportation is not included in your ticket. Designated Drivers are always welcome and 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 your complimentary pass. CLICK HERE for other transportation recommendations. Groups of 16 and under only can be accepted and no vehicles larger than limousine or small bus size. Please CLICK HERE to read our bus policy.

Ticket Information.

Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance. Tickets are $30 if purchased the day of the event*. Tickets are available online in advance and during the event also at Toca Madera Winery and San Joaquin Wine tasting rooms

*A limited number of tickets are available for this event and are subject to selling out before the event starts in which case no tickets will be sold online or at the door during the event weekend.

*Attention large groups and transportation companies: Tickets can be purchased for groups of 16 or under only. Wineries will only accept groups of 16 and under on Wine Trail Weekend at the check-in table and tasting rooms.

When you complete your ticket purchase online, you will be emailed a ticket. Please show your printed ticket, or ticket by smartphone, to any *participating winery any time during the event, Saturday and/or Sunday between 10 am- 5 pm. At the event when you present your ticket at that winery location you will be given a wristband and wine glass. The wristband will allow you entrance to all of the participating wineries throughout both days of the event.

*Participating Wineries (subject to change - list may change since our last event):

Birdstone Winery, Ficklin Vineyards, Fasi Estate Winery, Idle Hour Winery, Papagni Wines, San Joaquin Wine Company, Toca Madera Winery, Westbrook Wine Farm.

Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable. Ages 21 and over only.

Birdstone Winery:

Make sure that you visit Birdstone Winery while you explore the 2018 Madera Wine Trail, Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Birdstone Winery will be offering tastes of premium wines from the Birdstone, K. House, and Autumns Hart labels. There will be live music , wine related craft vendors, specialty chocolate vendors, and lunch will be available as well. Great food, music, award winning wines, specialty chocolates and warm friendly people make Birdstone Winery a necessary stop on this wine trail adventure.

Fasi Estate Winery Fäsi Estate Winery:
15 minutes north of Fresno right off Highway 41 on Road 208.

Are you ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with delicious Swiss chocolates and amazing award-winning wines? Fall in love with Fäsi Estate Winery during the Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend! Once you arrive on our grounds, your ticket will give you access to our incredible chocolate themed food pairings to go with each of our wines. To help spread the love, you will also receive a special gift from us to thank you for stopping by. We hope to see you on the trail!

Ficklin Vineyards:
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Step into our barrel room for a Wonderland of Wine Tasting. Enjoy a splash of Spring with our new Rosé Port, released to debut for you. And Rosé will be joined by other styles of our premium, award-winning Port for you to taste, of course. Sample tasty treats from some of the Valley's finest gourmet vendors--chocolates, and cheeses, and other delights. Sit a bit in our courtyard to lunch on heart shaped pizza by Mattie's. Shop our selection of Valentine's Day gift packages while you visit the oldest and most-awarded Port winery in the United States.

Sunday only, as a special "thank you" to designated drivers, or to energize for a second day of wine tasting: Dutch Bros will be here with complimentary Cold Brew and their new Blue Rebel energy drink--while supplies last. And The Mad Hatter asked, "Would you like some wine?" --Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Idle Hour Winery:

Head on up the hill and enjoy the mountain scenery on your drive to Oakhurst’s Idle Hour Winery where you can taste their six new releases and the debut of their first Rosè of Tempranillo, the perfect Valentines wine, as well as their first Chenin Blanc and Tannat! Visit with the Alpacas from the KT Lee Ranch and shop other vendors while listening to music by Dave Henderson on Saturday and Acoustic Soul on Sunday! The sun will be shining this weekend!

Friends of Papagni Wines:

To accommodate the anticipated influx of tasting room visitors during  the Madera Wine Trail’s “Wine and Chocolate Weekend,” on February 10th and 11th,  Papagni Wines will combine the pouring of selected award-winning wines with scrumptious Chocolate Italian Biscotti Cookies from Noni Julie’s Biscottis , a wide selection of entrees, including BBQ Tri-Tip, Pomegranate-glazed Chicken, a Taco Bar. Or Fresh Crab Cakes in Chipotle Mayo from MoJo’s Catering, and the paintings of local artists , to enhance the romantic atmosphere of the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration.  

Further adding to the festivities, Papagni’s bold red wines, refreshing white wines, and specialty dessert wines will be enjoyed with narrative description. SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING, and updated information on prestigious awards for our recently-released wines will be provided at the sales desk.  Escorted winery tours will be available upon request.  Come and let us make your Valentine’s Day Extra Special!!!

San Joaquin Winery

Love is in the air at San Joaquin Winery! With three new vintage releases, and one brand new varietal, a stop at our winery is a must. We will have live music from Borrowed Time on Saturday from 1-4pm and John Pemberton on Sunday from 12:30-3:30pm, as well as delicious eats from Gastro Grill for sale both days. Tempt your senses with our variety of vendors, including The Chocolate Dachshund, Terri Sue’s Toffee, Miner’s Mix rubs & seasonings, Granny Bea’s Handcrafted Soaps, jams and jellies from You Sweet Thing, and Pilboxx jewelry.

Toca Madera Wine & Chocolate weekend

Do something unique for Valentine's Day! Enjoy wine tasting, chocolate sampling, live music, delicious food and gift shopping! 

What makes us unique...

Ever since Toca Madera Winery produced its first vintage, we have been committed to crafting wines that truly express the fertility and unique micro-climate of our central valley vineyard. Once our grapes have been harvested, our winemaker, Shayne Vetter, sorts, tastes, ages, and blends what goes into every bottle of our estate wines.

Our vineyard was planted in 2012 on virgin, fertile soil never previously planted with any vines, orchards or other crops. The rolling hills terrain of the vineyard is also rather unique in Madera County, much more reminiscent of vineyards in Napa or on the Central Coast.

Those who have visited with us know that we are all about the wines. We always personally and, without distraction,converse with and pour for each and every guest here at Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery.Our primary focus for twenty years has been crafting complex red and white Bordeaux/Meritage style wines.To shake things up a bit, we have now added two exciting, and delicious Cal-Ital varieties, Primitivo di gioia  and Madera Barbera which are sure to make your 30 minute trek from Fresno or Madera even more worthwhile.We will be confirming a limited number of serious tasters so please make your reservation early.Come for the wine and an always beautiful day in the Sierra.  
49610 House Ranch Road, O’Neal’s

Ray and Tammy Krause, Winegrowers



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