Join us for the third annual Cinema in the Vineyards,
a weekend of wine and films with The Philo Collective

Presented by The Mendocino Film Festival  …  Sponsored by The Philo Collective*



Occupy the Farm

Saturday, May 23 12:00 pm • Balo Vineyards
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
From soil tilling to police raids, from lawsuits to overflowing harvests, a community fights for access to healthy food, as 200 farmers in the East Bay work to create a more just food system. PURCHASE TICKETS

Farmers Market

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, The Madrones
Open to the Public, Free
Support sustainable agriculture at this benefit for the Anderson Valley Foodshed and Farmers Market. Join your fellow festival attendees for a taste of Anderson Valley, featuring farm-fresh fare, culinary and farming demonstrations, and more.

Wine Garden

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Balo Vineyards
Open to the Public, Free
See—and taste—firsthand why Philo wines win top awards year after year. Once you’ve sipped and savored, place orders for your favorite wines and then enjoy bocce or a nutritious and delicious picnic lunch from the Farmers Market across the street.

Wine and Filmmaker Dinner

7:00 pm The Madrones
$75 (seating limited to 50 spots): Purchase Your Ticket
Break bread with friends new and old at this family-style farm-to-table dinner, featuring dishes prepared from the day’s harvest by local chefs and paired with wines from Drew and Witching Stick. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Anderson Valley Foodshed and Farmers Market.

Finding Gaston

Saturday, May 23 5:00 pm • Balo Vineyards
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
When internationally renowned chef Gaston Acurio decides to embrace the roots of Peruvian cuisine, he changes a nation and the world. Following the screening, join us for our Culinary Visionaries Panel with Krissy Scommenga—Boonville Hotel Sous Chef,
Nacho Flores—Ranch Manager of Boonville Hotel’s Piment d’Ville, and Ben Wolff—Good Farm Fund.
Proudly sponsored by the Boonville Hotel’s Piment d’Ville   PURCHASE TICKETS



Winery Open Houses

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Open to the Public, Free
Between films and panels, continue your Anderson Valley tour and pick up passport stamps from the Philo wineries. purchase at four or more Philo Collective wineries and get your passport stamped for a chance to win a stay at The Madrones and dinner for two.

Shorts: Festival Favorites

Sunday, May 24 12:00 pm • Balo Vineyards
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
Celebrate our Tenth Anniversary with these highlights from ten years of our award-winning Short Films Program.
Proudly sponsored by Architectural Elements of Anderson Valley  PURCHASE TICKETS

A Year in Champagne

Sunday, May 24 5:00 pm • Balo Vineyards
$11 in advance, $12 at the door
Discover the intoxicating true story of the world’s most famous wine with this fun and fascinating look at the history of Champagne.
Proudly sponsored by the Philo Collective 

Bubbly Bar Closing Reception & Culinary Demonstration

7:00 pm, Balo Vineyards
Inclusive with your ticket to A Year in Champagne
Complimentary with admission to A Year in Champagne. Join the revelry as we raise a glass to the Tenth Anniversary Mendocino Film Festival. Indulge in Anderson Valley sparkling wines from Scharffenberger Cellars, Signal Ridge, and other local producers, and enjoy our closing culinary demonstration as we celebrate ten remarkable years of the Festival.


*The Philo Collective includes Balo Vineyards, Bink Wines, Domaine Anderson, Drew Family Cellars, Knez Winery, The Madrones, Scharffenberger Cellars, Signal Ridge Vineyards, Toulouse Vineyards, and Witching Stick.

The Philo Collective


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