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
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
12990 Avenue of the Giants, Myers Flat
Elk Prairie Vineyard
Call to schedule an appointment
Robert Goodman Wines
937 10th St., Arcata
529 Trinity St., Trinidad
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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?
301 L St., Eureka
100 Moonstone Beach Rd., Westhaven
Wine Meals for Two
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
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.
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!