Marin Blog, December 2013: Wine Tasting


Above: Photo by Trek Winery

Posted in Blogging Marin on Friday, December 20, 2013 by MCVB Staff

Barrels of Fun: Discovering Marin's new wine and mead-making scene

Marin has very modest wine-producing production when compared to neighboring Napa and Sonoma counties. But the lack of quantity is made up by Marin vintners' uniqueness and quality. We highlight two local producers of fine fermented drinks, whose tasting rooms make a wonderful excuse for a holiday excursion.


Trek Winery is a family-owned winery and tasting room in downtown Novato that doubles as a live music entertainment venue. Trek began as a family owned and operated winery in 2007 and opened its tasting room just over a year ago. You can buy wine by the tasting, glass, bottle, and case. For $5, you can taste five of their award-winning wines, including reds, whites, or a mix of both. Better yet, each tasting fee is waived when you buy a bottle. Trek is located at 1026 Machin Avenue in Novato.


West Marin's Heidrun Meadery makes a highly unusual—and extraordinary—sparkling honey mead. Using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise, they create and bottle ethereal batches of varietal meads that they describe as "light, dry, delicate and refreshing, with subtle exotic aromas and flavors found only in the essence of honey." Heidrun is located just northwest of downtown Point Reyes Station at 11925 State Route 1.

Please also view Ben's blog in the Examiner.

More information on featured attractions:

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Trek Winery

Come experience Trek Winery located in downtown Novato.  Taste our distinctive, yet affordable wines in a comfortable indoor or outdoor setting with friendly and knowledgeable tasting room staff. 

Trek...[Learn More]

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Heidrun Meadery

Located in Point Reyes Station, Heidrun Meadery produces naturally sparkling varietal meads using the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. Our trademark Champagne-style of mead is light, dry, delicate and...[Learn More]