Fine wines now available at Eel River Brewing Company

Mary Bullwinkel

Beacon Correspondent

Humboldt County wineries are well represented on the new list of wines offered by Eel River Brewing Company in Fortuna. The Brewery is now the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine, as well as a selection of delicious organic microbrews.

The new wine list was developed by Eel River Brewing Company staff, based on customer favorites selected at the Wine Under the Stars event, held in June. More than 200 people attended that event in the Brewing Company's beer garden, tasted more than 40 wines, and then voted for their favorites.

"Votes were tabulated and the results were used to create Eel River Brewing Company's current wine list," said Marketing and Events Coordinator Nicole Schwartz.

Twenty-five wines, including seven local selections, are available by the glass and by the bottle. Local wines include Rosina Vineyards, Elk Prairie Vineyards, Briceland Vineyards, Frog Alley Vineyards, Robert Goodman, Moonstone Crossing, and Foggy Bay.

"The new wine list ranges from the lightest whites to the jammiest red," Schwartz said. "The best part," she added, "is that the list is for the people, and by the people."

Photo by Mary Bullwinkel/Beacon

Eel River Brewing Company co-owner Margaret Frigon encourages wine enthusiasts to visit the Fortuna business and check out the new list of wines being served.