The Briceland Vineyards Winery Annual Memorial Day Weekend Open House and Tasting will be held on May 24th and 25th, from 1-5 p.m. in Briceland, 6 miles west of Redway on Briceland Road.

Guests will taste the entire selection of wines along with hors d'oeuvres including local oysters, meats and cheeses. The Spring tasting will highlight the newly released 2012 white wines such as Humboldt Sauvignon Blanc and Mendocino Arneis, along with newly released 2012 Phelps Vineyard Humboldt Pinot Noir, 2012 Mendocino Zinfandel, and 2011 Lake Syrah. Their highly acclaimed Humboldt Brut Sparkling will be available to sample as will other wines such as their 2012 Humboldt Chardonnay and 2012 Ronda's Vineyard Humboldt Pinot Noir.

Briceland Vineyard's wines have recently earned numerous awards including Gold and Best of Humboldt for their 2012 Humboldt Chardonnay in the North of the Gate Wine Competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Their 2012 Lolonis Vineyard Mendocino Chardonnay earned Silver in the same competition. Other recent awards include Silver and Gold for the 2011 Lake Syrah in the Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition and Appellation America. Appellation America also awarded the winery Double Gold for 2012 Mendocino Zinfandel, and Gold for each of their 2012 Humboldt County Pinot Noirs from Phelps and Ronda's Vineyards.

Briceland is proud of its close relationships with its grape farmers, both here in Humboldt and in Lake and Mendocino Counties. More than two thirds of the grapes that are used in Briceland's wines are grown in Humboldt, most of which come from tiny family vineyards scattered throughout the Eel and Mattole River valleys. Briceland Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines since 1985 and is known as a leading producer of wines from local Humboldt grapes.

Each year Briceland holds 2 two-day tasting events at the winery during Memorial Day and Thanksgiving weekends as a way to thanks loyal fans for another great year and share the fun with new friends. All wines are available to taste and purchase.

Briceland's wines are available at stores and fine restaurants throughout Humboldt County, at the winery and can be shipped. For more information, to arrange a tour, case purchases, or to ship your order, contact the winery at 707-923-2429 or email