Wine tasting in Humboldt County

This tucked-away county in Northern California wouldn't be your first guess for a wine tasting adventure, but see why it should be

Humboldt, CA: Elk Prairie Vineyard

Elk Prairie Vineyard hugs Fruitland Ridge in Southern Humboldt county.

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Humboldt, CA: Wood-fired Pizza

Delivery will never be the same again after a wood-fired pizza at the Groves in Southern Humboldt county.

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Moonstone Grill in Northern Humboldt

Claim the table in the window corner at Moonstone Grill in Northern Humboldt county for this compelling ocean view.

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Robert Goodman Wines

The new Robert Goodman Wines tasting room in Northern Humboldt county is home to a tasty Cabernet—from Napa Valley. But there are local Pinot, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay, too.

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Navigate Humboldt

  • Humboldt county map

    Learn your way around this mountain vineyard escape in Northern California.

From redwood groves in the south to funky fishing towns in the north to mountain vineyards in the east, Humboldt can be navigated––and the wines that have quietly come on line here in the last 10 years can be tasted––in one grand 3-day weekend.

DAY 1: Southern Humboldt Redwoods overshadow pocket vineyards where Interstate 101 snakes in from Mendocino County.

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DAY 2: Northern Humboldt Happy cows graze around college and beach towns, where rich agricultural land meets the sea.

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The Lost Whale Inn The cove right below this Trinidad inn offers up your own colony of sea lions, and a good hot breakfast will make you forget that they barked all night. From $250, including breakfast; 2-night minimum; 800/677-7859.

DAY 3: Eastern Humboldt Mountainous Willow Creek is the only official AVA in this huge county.

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For more about Humboldt County wineries, go to www.humboldtwines.com.

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