The Madera Vintners Association’s family wineries will host the Madera Wine Trail’s “Holiday Spirit Weekend” on November 11 through 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Start off your Holiday season festivities on the Wine Trail! Enjoy wine tasting at *participating wineries, live music, delicious food and specialty gift shopping!
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. Large charter buses (30+ person capacity) are not allowed at Wine Trail Weekend events. Please CLICK HERE to read our bus policy.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased online or at San Joaquin Wine Company or Toca Madera Winery. Tickets are available the days of the event online or at San Joaquin Wine Company or Toca Madera Winery. To expedite your check-in process when arriving, we suggest purchasing your tickets in advance online.
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 (Participating wineries are subject to change between events):
Fasi Estate Winery - 42415 Road 208, 3 miles north of Highway 145 just off Highway 41 on Road 208.
The team at Fäsi Estate Winery would like to invite you to kick off the holidays with us on November 11th and 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We will be showcasing three newly released wines for this Madera Wine Trail event. Our 2016 Grenache Blanc will be paired with Dubliner cheese and crisp green apple slices. The 2016 Syrah Rosé is a must to try, paired with juicy melon bites. We will also be pouring our 2015 Malbec, which we will be pairing with decadent Swiss chocolates. All three of these wines would pair perfectly with your holiday feasts. We look forward to helping you get one purchase out of the way early. Don’t forget to bring your family and friends. There is no better time to visit Fäsi Estate Winery. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!"
Ficklin Vineyards – Start your days on Wine Trail at Ficklin Vineyards! Join us for brunch in our courtyard; and while you're here, taste an assortment of our award-winning Ports. Enjoy delicious samples from some of the best artesian vendors in the Valley. We'll have great pairing ideas and recipes for holiday treats to make entertaining easy, and we'll offer special purchases perfect for holiday giving. Make reservations for intimate tours of our historic Adobe building, constructed in 1946 and containing casks going back to the early 1800's.
Space is limited for tours at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30.
We'll be closing for general wine tasting at 2:00 as we prepare for our VIP seminars on Port to be held at 3:00 and 4:00 pm--call us for information and tickets at (559) 661-0075.
Port Tasting from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Final Admission is 1:00 pm) Reservations required for Adobe Cellar Tours at 10:30, 11:30 and 12:30.
Call for information regarding admission to our seminars on Port Tasting.
Idle Hour Winery - 41139 Highway 41, Oakhurst - details to be announced
PAPAGNI WINES Desiring to create a memorable “Holiday Spirit Weekend” for tasting room visitors on November 11 th and 12 th , (from 10-5pm) Papagni Wines will combine the pouring of selected award-winning wines with yummy Italian Biscotti Cookies from Noni Julie’s Biscottis, hand-crafted chocolates from Fab Delights, various dishes created by Executive Chef, Sherry Rovenstine with Central Valley Caterers, and Soul Full of Heart Author Claude Ball signing copies of his book, plus exhibits from local artists within the celebratory atmosphere of the upcoming Holiday Season. Papagni’s bold reds (2011 Alicante Bouschet and 2015 Barbera), refreshing whites (2015 Pinot Grigio and 2015 Grenache Rose), and special dessert wines (2016 Muscat and 2003 Alicante Bouschet Dessert), will be enjoyed. Updated information on recently-released wines will be provided at the sales desk, and escorted winery tours will be available upon request. Come and let us kick off your Holiday Season with a Merry Wine Weekend!!!
San Joaquin Wine Company - 21821 Avenue 16, Madera
It’s the most WINE-derful time of the year, and we can't wait to share what we have in store for you during the Holiday Spirit Wine Trail! We will be releasing our brand new dry Rosé, as well as new vintages of our Zinfandel and Sauv Blanc. Get a head start on your holiday shopping needs with Deckerate Dot modern calligraphy, Miners Mix rubs & seasonings, LuLaRoe clothing, You Sweet Thing jams & jellies, and a variety of goodies from Chickies Tasty Treats! We will have Gastro Grill on-site to keep your stomach happy while you sip and shop, and live music from Rhythm Review on Saturday from 12-4pm. As always, we will have a wide variety of our wines to pour and great discounts for attendees!
Toca Madera Winery - 36140 Avenue 9, Madera
What better way to do a little Holiday shopping but with a glass of wine in your hand! Toca Madera Winery will have many vendors for your Holiday needs as well as live music, good eats and great wine!
Westbrook Wine Farm - By Appointment Only Both Days - 49610 House Ranch Road, O'Neal's, (559) 868 -3499
Here at Westbrook Wine Farm Vineyard and Winery we are all about the wines, wine growing and learning. No professional entertainment, vendors, busloads of tourists, wine club pitches, charitable events, weddings or parallel universes. What novice and expert wine lovers, alike, will experience is the personal one-on-one attention of the grower/winemakers and artisanal wines which are thoughtfully crafted. In an uncrowded and civilized, (albeit rustic) setting you will taste-travel from the Rheine through Bordeaux and into Italy with our Uber Rhenish, Fait Accompli and Madera Barbera and more. Authenticity, originality, quality and humor are our proprietary ingredients for making your visit to Westbrook Wine Farm truly enjoyable and memorable for both of us. Only 35 minutes from Fresno or Madera, come for the wine and an always beautiful day in the Sierra. By appointment or invitation, only.
Limos by pre-arrangement. Must be 21. A non-smoking property. Please, no guest dogs. Ray and Tammy Krause, Proprietors
(PLEASE NOTE: SUMNER PECK RANCH WINERY & FRUIT STANDS, QUADY WINERY, CHATEAU LASGOITY AND CRU Wine Company no longer participate in Wine Trail Weekend events. Tickets are valid only at participating wineries listed above).
Ages 21 and over only. Tickets are non-refundable or exchangeable.
On the day of the wine trail, each winery will offer a spectacular holiday spirit, see below.
Birdstone Winery - will not be participating in this event.
Wineries that no longer participate in Wine Trail Weekend events include Sumner Peck Ranch Winery, Quady Winery and Chateau Lasgoity.
For more information and to buy tickets visit www.MaderaWineTrail.com or call Therese Williams