Friday, Oct. 21 – Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022: Harvest Tidrick Festival
The Harvest Tidrick Festival, which celebrates the deep agricultural roots and rich history of the region, kicks off Friday, Oct. 21 with a Boucherie Pig Roast, Anderson Valley’s first nighttime festival event. Hosted outdoors and under the stars, this intimate harvest party features chef-curated food (think Hock & Head Pate, Whole-Roasted Hog and vegetarian dishes), wines from local purveyors, craft beer and spirits, raffle prizes, and dancing. Attendees will also overhear plenty of Boontling, a mostly dormant regional dialect early settlers in the area used to communicate under the noses of outsiders.
Harvest Tidrick festivities continue throughout the weekend, with 27 local wineries signed on to participate. Historic Navarro Vineyards will offer vineyard tours and give visitors a glimpse of its cellar, which is rarely open to the public. Meyer Family Cellars, meanwhile, will debut its new barreled chardonnay and offer a taste comparison highlighting the difference in flavor created by French and American oak barrels.
Festival attendees interested in learning more about wine-making techniques historically used in this part of California might stop at Yorkville’s SEAWOLF, while Saturday evening’s Cinema at the Vineyard will take over Boonville’s Pennyroyal Farm and play a short film inspired by Boontling. A Tidrick Tea Party in South Boonville promises fine teas and finger foods served alfresco in the garden, with many other wineries hosting special club member events and experiences throughout the weekend.