February 2018

Friday, February 2nd 4 – 7 pm in the cellar

Club members! Come taste wines from all three clubs while enjoying Maggie’s Chili (sorry the recipe is a secret) with all the toppings. Add a mixed green salad and cornbread, and you have the perfect winter evening, warm comfort meal. This event is complementary to club members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the winery at 530-644-5948 or by emailing .

Tasting room

It’s February and that means it is time to celebrate Port-styled wines. From tastings of older vintages (back to 2000), to our annual blue cheese versus chocolate competition, to the newly released 2011 New-World Port, to the quintessential Port experience – Portopia, it’s an educational extravaganza steeped in Port.

Dates to note:
February 10th and 11th - 2000 and 2001 New-World Port and English walnut pairing. Purchase the port duo for $68.00 (regularly $94.00).

February 14th – Valentine’s Day - 2001 New-World Port and Belgian dark chocolate Himalayan salted chip pairing

February 16th thru February 19th – Annual blue cheese versus chocolate competition with the 2011 New-World Port.  Dedrick’s Cheese will be in the tasting room all four days spearheading the competition.  Come taste and make your vote count.

February 24th – Portopia…the pinnacle of Port month. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, February 24th
Sign up for one of three sessions: 12 noon, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm

Do you love Port? Collect Port? Or just want to learn about our New-World Port? Portopia is a walk-around educational experience in the Madroña cellar. We focus on daring culinary creations made or paired with our current and library New-World Port vintages. Learn that Port is not just a dessert wine and that it can be enjoyed at all times of the meal. Taste a Port still wine (red table wines made from Port grapes), library selections and the Tawny Port from the barrel.

Because this is a food and wine pairing event, we have found that the order of pairings is very important. Therefore, to alleviate lines, and to allow people to enjoy the progression of tastings, we have set-up three different arrival times. Each time allows enough time to leisurely enjoy the event and relax in the cellar "living room.”

Tickets are available for the following times.

Saturday (2/24) 12:00 noon - limit 30 people
Saturday (2/24) 1:00 pm - limit 30 people
Saturday (2/24) 2:00 pm - limit 30 people

If you love our Port then this is the event for you!  Act quickly as this event has sold out the last three years.  If you purchased 2016 port futures, and would like to make your reservation on-line, please make a note on the order, and we will apply the discount before we charge you.  Alternatively, you may call the winery at 530-644-5948 and make your reservation.  We look forward to seeing you.

$25/person plus tax
$20/person plus tax if you purchased 2016 Port futures

Portopia Tickets

March 2018

Saturday, March 17th 6 pm in the cellar

Madroña Vineyards turns 45 this year. Help us celebrate our legacy in El Dorado County with a four course dinner expertly paired with hand selected wines from our extensive library. As we take you on this culinary journey, learn more about Madroña’s history and how our footprint has played an important role in shaping the wine industry in El Dorado County. As our thank you to our loyal club members and customers, we will have a very limited number of library wines available for purchase that evening. Don’t miss the opportunity to possibly find a club wine from a shipment you enjoyed twenty plus years ago. This intimate and elegant event is limited to just 48 people. The menu and tickets will be available in February 2018. Please call the winery at 530-644-5948 if you have questions.

April 2018

Saturday and Sunday, April 21st & 22nd and April 28th & 29th 11 am to 5 pm

Taste fine wines with perfectly paired appetizers that highlight Madroña’s terrior and history.  For event details and to purchase tickets, please visit eldoradowines.org/passport

Friday, April 20th 6 pm in the cellar

Not attending Passport? Then mark your calendar and come enjoy a light dinner and taste the wines featured at this year’s event. Take advantage of our specials without the crowd. Reservations are required and the event is limited to 60 people.

November 2018

November 15 to November 22, 2018

Qu’est-ce que vous en pensez? If you’ve ever been in the tasting room and Paul’s there trying to speak some French, you know we Madroña folk love France (and the wines). Come join us for a voyage on the AmaDolce (the riverboat) this coming November for an experience of fine food, fantastic wine, and the French countryside. Each day has excursions into villages and wineries with smaller, intimate groups as we travel up the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers. Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Cadillac, (and more) are all on the itinerary. And then if you can’t get enough of Paul out in the French vineyards, he’ll be doing three seminars onboard the ship talking (and tasting) about Bordeaux and Madroña wines. Remember, learning is doing, and we all need to learn more!

*Speaking French is not a pre-requisite for coming on this trip, but taste buds and an open mind are! If you’re interested, you’d better sign up soon as we’ve already filled many of the cabins (it’s a smaller ship).

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Save the Date 2018

Annual Open House—Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27

Club Release and Party—Friday, June 1

Vintage Dinner—Saturday, June 23

Club Appreciation Week—Friday, July 20 thru Sunday, July 29

Kick-Off Harvest Dinner—Saturday, August 25