Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Crab & Wine Days Kicks off in Mendocino January 22nd!

Mendocino County’s rugged coastline has been home to generations of fishermen who harvest the bounties of the cold, clear Pacific Ocean, including delicious Dungeness crab.

Every January, Mendocino celebrates the crustacean and locally grown and produced wines with the Mendocino County Crab & Wine Days.

I will be taking on the weather and heading out to Mendocino to check out the celebration. This Friday & Saturday, I will be staying at the Howard Creek Ranch, owned by Sunny and Sally Grigg. The story of the Howard Creek Ranch goes all the way back to 1867, and the ranch has been an inn since 1974. you can read more about their interesting history here.

On Saturday, I'll be hopping the Crab & Wine Skunk Train, and Saturday evening will be dinner at Silver’s at the Wharf. Check out their dinner menu here. I certainly can't wait to have some yummy seafood.

Festivities take place the last two weekends this month and there are plenty of things to do! Here is a run down of this weekend's wine & crab events.

Take note, there's a special passport you can have stamped at 25 different wineries to be entered to win the following prizes: Grand prize: Two nights stay at the Little River Inn, Second Prize: Mendocino Bounty Gift Basket, Third Prize: Mendocino Bounty Gift Basket.

I will be writing more this weekend and taking photos from the trip. Despite the rain that always comes this time of year, I love that it is time for delicious crab. Hope to see you in Mendocino!

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