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Wine Tasting in Humboldt County - Sunset Magazine Article

Posted by Andrew46, Sep 22, 2010.

Here is the short version of the article in Sunset:


 Wine tasting in Humboldt Country

It mentions our wine, and our off site tasting room, but not our winery webpage:

Briceland Vineyards

We are open to taste by appointment, and would be happy to see any Snoothers!

Although the website is still being improved, here is the Humboldt Wine Association

The site has a list of wineries in the area.

Some of the better wineries in the area did not get mentioned, apparently due to the fact that they don't have an open tasting room.  I'd be more than happy to share my suggestions of which wineries to visit.  In addition to ours, of course.  Also, restaurants, hikes, scenic drives etc.

Hope to see you all here!


Reply by napagirl68, Sep 22, 2010.

Hi Andrew,

So you mention that some of the better wineries in the area are not mentioned because they do not have an open tasting room... do they provide tastings by appt?  or are they poured at a local wine bar?  I would love to hear your suggestions.. on your fav wineries that are not mentioned, as well as hiking in the area. 

Might be a fun trip, and would definitately stop by Briceland.  Still waiting to get out to Oaktown to pick up some of your vino :-)

Congrats on the Sunset plug!!!!!

Reply by Andrew46, Sep 22, 2010.

Hi napagirl,

Thanks for your kind words.  My favorite other Humboldt wineries in terms of consistent quality are probably Fieldbrook, Whitethorn, and Cabot.  They are all open for tasting by appointment, as are many of the smaller vintners in the area.

Most of the others have some very nice wines and are in great spots to visit depending on how much time you have for a drive.  I hope you make it for a visit soon.

Reply by dmcker, Sep 22, 2010.

Visited the page and saw the mention of Briceland. In the middle of the past decade I took a long, slow drive from Seattle down to LA, and spent some 10 days between Portland and San Fran going nearly the entire way along the coast (to the extent possible by car, anyway). Remember staying at the The Lost Whale Inn mentioned on that Sunset page one night, and cooking dinner over a fire down on the beach (had had too many restaurant meals and wanted to somehow cook for ourselves). For the life of me, can't remember the wines we had (one white, one red). Definitely local CA wines. Next time I'll keep an eye peeled for Briceland wines, or rather stop at your winery along the way... ;-)

Reply by Andrew46, Sep 23, 2010.

Hi dmcker,

It sounds like you had a nice trip the last time you came through.  If the wines were local and very good, it is about a 33-50% chance that they were ours.  The local wine scene has been improving and there are more consistent producers in the area now than there were at that time.  Next time you are planning to be in the US, let's see if we can arrange a chance for you to taste one or two of our wines.  I'd love to hear your comments.

Reply by outthere, Sep 23, 2010.

Sunset Article

Reply by Andrew46, Sep 23, 2010.


Thanks for your help.

The link I was having trouble with was this one:

Briceland Vineyards

Reply by dvogler, May 7, 2014.

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