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Madera Wine Trail

9400 Road 36, Madera, CA 93636-8400
+1 800-613-0709
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Charge of $25 too high when you can do it for free at other times of the year

First time we did the wine trail was on May 13 & 14, 2017. Charge was $25 per person for the 2 day... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Ellen B
Friendly comma laid back, tasty wines

A nice activity anytime and a great way to spend an afternoon. All of the wineries we have visited... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Dawb99
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It's the Wine Industry’s Best Kept Secret – wineries making award-winning wines just south of Yosemite National Forest. Madera County has a long tradition producing wine and is one of the oldest grape growing regions in America. The Madera Vintners Association was organized in 2001 as a collaborative effort by the area's family winemakers, a group of dedicated individuals whose common purpose is to promote excellence in winemaking and help direct a region rich in potential through a commitment to modern winemaking techniques and sustainable vineyard practices.
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9400 Road 36, Madera, CA 93636-8400
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

First time we did the wine trail was on May 13 & 14, 2017. Charge was $25 per person for the 2 day event. What was advertised and received was two totally different things. Event started at 10:00 Saturday. First winery we visited was still...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A nice activity anytime and a great way to spend an afternoon. All of the wineries we have visited on the trail are the same in that they are very friendly and happy to see you. Wines are value priced and the properties are all...More

Thank Dawb99
Reviewed 12 August 2016

First, you drive ALOT. These wineries are spread out! Second, not all wineries are open every day. Some only on weekends and some only by appt. Third, most are of the sweet wine which some people make not like as much. Ficklin and Quady are...More

3  Thank rickb0109
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Do not miss Birdstone, Ficklin or Quady. Madera has some fine wineries, the wine trail also has hors d'oevres. Birdstone is scenic and has grass for a picnic.

Thank Jobar53
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were coming back from Yosemite and saw the signs for the Wine Trail so we decided to try it out. The first winery is really difficult to find and we found out that it's by appointment only. Second winery, Fassi, was excellent and we...More

Thank JaniBani06
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Some of the oldest continuous wineries in the state of California. Offer red, white, port and dessert wines.

Thank BWWC
Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

Did the trail on a Monday. Half the wineries are closed and half of the remaining wineries don't ship to all or almost all states. Did find a few that we enjoyed. Looks like the weekend is the best time to go.

Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

I had the pleasure of stopping at several wineries on the Madera wine trail. I was very impressed by how friendly and welcoming each place was. They offer a variety of excellent wines. It's a great way to spend a day!

3  Thank Izzy3000
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Madera Wine Trail is a great way to spend a day or weekend. It's held several times per year (our favorite is the February event, wine and chocolate!). There are many great wineries to visit and each has something special and unique. Go as...More

2  Thank Geristlu
Wendy E, Executive Administrator at Madera Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Hello, Thank you for your review of the Madera Wine Trail on Trip Advisor. Our family wineries appreciate your support and value your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon on the Trail. Best wishes, -Wendy

Reviewed 25 November 2013

This event is an excellent way of sampling a variety of wines directly from the winery. The event is set up to rotate to a variety of different wineries and sample at each. There is some significant driving between some of the wineries. There is...More

2  Thank Robert B
Wendy E, Executive Administrator at Madera Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2014

Hello, Thank you for your review of the Madera Wine Trail on Trip Advisor. Our family wineries appreciate your support and value your feedback. We look forward to seeing you on the Trail again soon. Best wishes, -Wendy

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