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Address: 11684 S Hwy 101, Hopland, CA 95449
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Saracina was named after a centuries-old farmhouse and vineyards in Tuscany...

Saracina was named after a centuries-old farmhouse and vineyards in Tuscany where owners John Fetzer and Patty Rock spent their honeymoon. The main ranch is home to Saracina Vineyards, a small-production, state-of-the art, California Certified Organic (CCOF) winery and the first wine caves in Mendocino County. Working with winemaker, Alex MacGregor, they produce stylistically unique wines with lush California fruit and silky, soft tannins. Atrea, their second brand, focuses on interesting, quirky Rhone-style blends. Home to the first wine caves in Mendocino County, California, Saracina Ranch is reminiscent of the rural character of Napa Valley 30 years ago. Located in the small town of Hopland, in the Upper Russian River area of Mendocino County, Saracina is a 600-acre property with 300 acres in vineyards. It features hillsides, groves of 110-year-old olive trees, pomegranate orchards, organic vegetable gardens, bee hives and a bee garden and four ponds that attract myriad bird and animal life. The vines are hand-tended and farmed organically or biodynamically to maintain the vigor of the plants.

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While road-tripping we were looking for a winery to pick up a gift to bring home for a pal who is a wine enthusiast. We simply picked Saracina because of its attractiveness. When... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

While road-tripping we were looking for a winery to pick up a gift to bring home for a pal who is a wine enthusiast. We simply picked Saracina because of its attractiveness. When we arrived, the staff member who helped us was very friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us decide on a wine, and it was a good choice; my... More 

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Calistoga, California
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Great location, great views and best of all great wines. I only like whites and they had a great variety--best Sauv Blanc I've had in awhile!

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Thank Judy C
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting, modern tasting room, caves, good wine, very nice picnic setting, friendly staff. Great experience!

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Thank Cynthia G
Mesa, Arizona
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

While staying in Mendocino, we put Saracina on our list as a must and I am so glad we did. Starting with their Sauvignon Blanc, which is nice, light and refreshing with not strong citrus notes like most. This was soft notes of kiwis and cucumber. Loved it. Right on down the line the wines were good. The Old Soul... More 

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Thank azwineluvr
Southern California
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We visited this tasting room following recommendations from other wineries. I am always on the guard against outward stimuli effecting my tasting of the wine. I try to not immediately prefer the most expensive wine on the menu and I discount to a certain extent my treatment by the tasting room staff. For example, I purchased a bottle from a... More 

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Thank Bonanza07
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

When the Fetzer Family sold the famous Fetzer winery years ago they each created their own individual wineries. In 2001 John Fetzer created Saracina, located at the very end of Hopland if you are coming from the south. Saracina makes the well established Fetzer name live on with this certified organic and biodynamically farmed winery! The staff is always very... More 

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Jerseyville, Illinois
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Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were driving North and seen some signs while driving through HOPLAND so we decided to stop it. We are glad that we did. The wine was amazing and Jodi (who was running the tasting room) was fantastic! Very informative. I hope we will have a chance to return. :)

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Thank Jbre2008
Dana Point, CA
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

The reason for the title of this review is because there are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe this place. First of all, if you want to visit Napa the way it was 30-40 years ago, go to Saracina. This place will make you think you are on another planet. It is serene, beautiful and spellbinding beyond... More 

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Thank SouthCounty
Hopland, California, United States
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

John Fetzer has set up a uniques facility and experience at Saracina. I am especially fond of the Atrea wines

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Thank Joel C
Hopland, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

We really enjoy the unique caves here and the beautiful setting. But we love the Atrea selection of wines, Especially the Choir, which is a Rhone white style blend

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