The experience was organized by Randy Caporoso working closely with Megan Metz of the Mendocino Winegrape & Wine Commission. Over the course of 6 months and repeated visits to the County, Randy & Megan developed an itinerary that spanned 3.5 days and included each of the major winegrowing regions in Mendocino County. Moving from inland to the coast those included: Potter valley, Redwood Valley, Eagle Peak, Ukiah Valley, Hopland-Sanel Valley, McDowell Valley, Yorkville Highlands, Cole Ranch, Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Ridge.
The 3.5 days were early mornings and late evenings and through it all we introduced our wine country to a new group of wine professionals. All of the wineries that participated were enthusiastic about the level of professionalism in the group and felt strongly that more of this type of visit to our area would be beneficial to growing our profile in the broad market.