Brake for oysters, pull over for doughnuts, park for Pinot Noir: F&W's Gina Hamadey maps out the perfect weekend drive along the California Coast.
Friday: Mendocino and Little River
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The Wine Bar[n] at Glendeven Inn: Sample boutique Mendocino wines
Highway 1 passes through the village of Mendocino, perched on a grassy cliff jutting over the rugged Pacific. At The Wine Bar[n] at Glendeven Inn, owner John Dixon pours 50 bottles from the local wine country, a half-hour drive inland. He charges just $10 for a white-wine flight and $15 for a red, focusing on small, hard-to-find labels like Shandel's Oppenlander. "We've become a tasting room for wineries that don't have one," Dixon says. glendeven.com/the-wine-barn.