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The Wine Trail of Northern California

 

Two glasses of white wine on table overlooking California wine country on sunny, cloudless day
Two glasses of white wine on table overlooking California wine country on sunny, cloudless day

California and wine go hand-in-hand, almost synonymous with one another because the wine scene is quite vast, traveling the entire length of our state. With plenty of spots for you to stop and tour along the way when you book one of the best California vacation rentals with us this spring and summer season, you’re sure to find something sweet along the way.

Here in Northern California, winemaking is somewhat of a new concept but it’s growing, and if you join us here at Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals we’ll help you find the perfect Northern wine trail! From the best locations and tasting rooms, to what pair with your wine, restaurants that utilize wine in their menus, or if you’re in search of the best spring rental, we’ve got it all rooted in the Redwood forests and along the Coastal Cliffs.

Finding the Best Wine

Closeup portrait of young female customer drinking red wine with eyes closed.
Closeup portrait of young female customer drinking red wine with eyes closed.

While the Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast dominate much of Northern CA wine country, you’re going to want to enjoy some of the upper-most northern wines. Humboldt County is slowing becoming one with the vines! Hidden among the redwood trees and quaint coastal fishing towns you’ll find a surprising amount of mountain vineyards within our beautiful county. Within the last ten years, more and more wineries are beginning to pop up in our area and offer a pleasant place to test out wine in California. We’ve compiled a fun list of all the fabulous places to find wine in our humble Humboldt County!

 

Persimmons Garden Gallery & Wine Tasting

1055 Redway Dr., Redway

707/923-2748

http://persimmonsgardengallery.com/

 

Riverbend Cellars

12990 Avenue of the Giants, Myers Flat

707/943-9907

http://riverbendcellars.com/  

 

Elk Prairie Vineyard

Call to schedule an appointment

707/943-3498

http://elkprairievineyard.com/  

 

Robert Goodman Wines

937 10th St., Arcata

707/826-9463

http://robertgoodmanwines.com/

 

Moonstone Crossing

529 Trinity St., Trinidad

707/845-5492

http://moonstonecrossing.com/  

 

Winnett Vineyards

Call to schedule an appointment

530/629-3478

http://winnettvineyards.com/

What to Pair with Wine

You can pretty much pair anything with wine these days but if you’re on the hunt for something specific, here’s our take on what works well!

Dry Rose – best with rich flavors and cheese

Chardonnay – best with fatty fishes and rich sauces

Champagne – best with sweet and salty

Cabernet Sauvignon – best with red meat

Grüner Veltliner – best with fresh flavors of herbs or citrus

Malbec – best with sweet and spicy flavors

Moscato d’Asti – best with fruit and sweeter desserts

Off-Dry Riesling – best with sweet and spicy flavors

Pinot Noir – best with earthy flavors

Pinot Grigio – best with light fish and light sauces

Rose Champagne – Best with hors-d’oeuvres

Sauvignon Blanc – best with tart flavors

Syrah – best with heavily spiced dishes

Zinfandels – best with pâtés or mousses

Restaurants Featuring Wine

You can’t plan the ultimate wine trip if you don’t include dining for two somewhere unique and you won’t find a better spot than at Restaurant 301, located in the Carter House Inn. Which features farm to table menus that are sure to delight any palette! But don’t miss out on the fantastically fresh coastal oysters at Moonstone Grill while sipping on fantastic wine from the area. Plus, how can you say no to a stunning ocean view?

 

Restaurant 301

301 L St., Eureka

707/444-8062

http://carterhouse.com/restaurant-301/

 

Moonstone Grill

100 Moonstone Beach Rd., Westhaven

707/677-1616

http://moonstonegrill.com/

 

Wine Meals for Two

Woman eating steamed mussels in white wine sauce.
Woman eating steamed mussels in white wine sauce.

Planning on staying at your favorite California vacation rentals, for the night? No worries, we’ve got you covered on what to make when you enjoy a night cooking a meal for two! Our favorite menu item to make and that we highly suggest is Mussels with White Wine. You’ll be able to spoon delicious aioli on freshly toasted bread while soaking up the ocean flavors in the white-white soaked meal. Learn more information about this recipe here at Bon Appetit.

California Vacation Rentals that are Perfect for Two!

Here in along the northern coast, you’ll find one of our California vacation rentals will be the icing on your cake during one of the best wine trips! You’ll want to view our featured locations and take a look at our Eureka and Trinidad spots which are sure to put you right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of our coastal California lifestyle.

Oyster Suite on Oyster Beach

Osyter Suite on Osyter Bay Living Area
Osyter Suite on Osyter Bay Living Area

This stunning property will get you in the mood for a beautiful vacation full of vino. Located at the historic Ranch House at Oyster Beach you’ll find this private home an oasis. Originally built to as a guest quarters’ visitors have discovered this to be one of their most cherish locations to stay in Humboldt County. With historic touches and modern conveniences, this home makes for one of the best California vacation rentals for couples.

Buoy Bell

Bouy Bell View of the Ocean
Bouy Bell View of the Ocean

The Buoy Bell has to be another fantastic option for couples with its’ stunning panoramic views of the ocean right from the living room; this is truly an ocean lovers paradise. Along with close access to Trinidad State Beach which offers trailheads and more. To the fabulous restaurants, shops, and lighthouse within a short distance from this location, you’ll find this little harbor-side home a quaint retreat away from everyday life while searching for the best Humboldt County wine.

 

However you want to enjoy your time your time at one of our fabulous California vacation rentals, we’ve got everything you need when you book your stay with Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals. Utilize our list of Humboldt County wine locations and create your tour, make a delicious wine-infused meal, or explore the city you’re vacationing in, with so much to do in and around our stunning coastline you’ll be in for one tasty treat this spring and summer season!

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