Local Wine Tasting audio and photos posted

Local wine tasting events took place this year on both Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, 2011, from 1 to 5 p.m. The tasings were open to the public and were held at Briceland Vineyards and the Whitethorn Winery. These tastings traditionally take place during the Spring and Fall seasons on Memorial Day and Thanksgiving weekends. The owner/winemakers from Elk Prairie Vineyard, were also pouring their wines at the Whitethorn Winery location. The Whitethorn Winery tasting this year was dedicated to the Mattole Coho and a portion of the proceeds from the the Whitethorn and Elk Prairie tastings will be donated to the Mattole Coho Recovery Project (Baker Creek Pilot Project-see below for more information).

Contact information for the Wineries are listed below:

  • Briceland Vineyards– Founders Maggie Carey and Joe Collins; www.bricelandvineyards.com/5959 Briceland Road, Redway, CA  95560; Telephone: 707-923-2429 ; Apprentice winemaker is Andrew Morris
  • Elk Prairie Vineyard – Owners/Winemakers, Alan and Sandra Estrada; elkprairievineyard.com/ 11544 Dyerville Loop Road, Myers Flat, CA 95554; Telephone: 707-943-3498; [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Whitethorn Winery– Owner/Winemaker, Tasha McKee; 545 Shelter Cove Rd., Whitethorn, CA 95589;  Telephone: 707 986-1642

    Community Journalist, Bob Froehlich, attended both tastings on Friday and the story aired on KMUD News on Mon., Nov. 28 – that segment can be heard or downloaded using the audio player below:
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    Workshop on Mattole Headwaters Habitat Recovery for Coho – Baker Creek Pilot Project (Joint project between BLM Arcata Field Office and Sanctuary Forest)- Presented byTasha McKee On Friday Nov. 18 at the Beginnings in Briceland when the Mattole Restoration Council (MRC) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership.
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    Bonus Feature: Raw Audio of Interview done by Bob Froehlich at the Whitethorn Winery Friday Nov. 25, 2011 with Michael Pollock: – Northwest Fisheries Science Center/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-consultant on Baker Creek Pilot Project.{mp3} news/PollockInterview-64 {/mp3}

Photo/Left, taken Early on Friday at the Briceland Wine Tasting – Joe Collins Pouring – and Photo/Right shows the H’ordeuvres Table at Briceland Winery, hosted by Rae and Jim Shiraishi


Photo/Left Shows Dennis Huber (foreground) assisting in the Wine Auction at Whitethorn Winery and Photo/Right shows a display at the Whitethorn Wine Tasting, giving information about the Baker Creek Pilot Project



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