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Address: 9400 Road 36, Madera, CA 93636-8400
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It's the Wine Industry’s Best Kept Secret – wineries making award-winning...

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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Madera Wine Trail

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.

Reviewed 2 February 2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 in the process of setting up. Staff at the wineries in general was very uninformed... More 

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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 well kept and easily accessible.

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Thank Dawb99
Fairfield, Ohio
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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 really good! Good wines and the staff that worked at those places were very nice.... More 

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Madera, California
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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.

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Thank Jobar53
Los Angeles, California
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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 had a great time there. Third winery was closed. None were close to each other,... More 

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Thank JaniBani06
Oceanside, California
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

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

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Marysville, Ohio
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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.

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Thank J-from-Marysville
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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!

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Madera, California
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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 a couple or a group, a great time is guaranteed!

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Wendy E, Executive Administrator at Madera Wine Trail, responded to this review

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 More 

Madera, California
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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 usually an assortment of appetizers at each site to go along with the wine. Once... More 

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Wendy E, Executive Administrator at Madera Wine Trail, responded to this review

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 More 

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