Located in the Anderson Valley, The Madrones is the vision of designer and lifestyle entrepreneur Jim Roberts. The Mediterranean compound serves as a community outpost for local artisans. Home to four vintners (Bink Wines, Drew Family Cellars, Knez Winery, and Signal Ridge), a rural lifestyle shop, a wood-fired Pizzeria (Stone & Embers), several estate guest quarters, a culinary kitchen garden for local produce, serene courtyards, and carefully manicured English gardens, the Madrones and its artisan partners have created the definition of an Italian "Agriturismo," a destination that offers a slice of localized country living with a focus on the region's wine, food, arts and beauty.
Guests are welcome to visit the property and the four tasting rooms, situated just outside of Philo, Thursday through Sunday from 10 – 5 pm. Visit The Madrones website (www.themadrones.com) or call 707-895-2955 for a list of seasonal events and classes at the Madrones or to make reservations for one of the Estate Guest Quarters.
In celebration of the Mendocino Film Festival's Cinema in the Vineyards program, the wineries at Indian Creek, Knez, Drew, Bink, Signal Ridge, Balo and Goldeneye will have open houses on the day of the Sunday screening, with tastings of their new releases and food pairings. Tasting passes, as well as entrance to the after-screening reception party, will be available for purchase online.