What Napa Is to California Wine, Mendocino Is to California Cannabis
California grows the finest quality cannabis in the world, and it’s famed Emerald Triangle, made up of Mendocino, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties is the largest cannabis-producing region of the United States.
For generations, farmers in Mendocino have been growing the best Marijuana on the planet, and Mendocino’s terroir – it’s a unique combination of weather, topography, sun & soil provides the ideal conditions for them to apply their craft.
Sample the Mendocino Experience
Journey from the San Francisco Ferry Building and Fishermen’s Wharf, down Lombard Street past the Palace of Fine Arts, across the Golden Gate Bridge, through Marin and Sonoma Counties into spectacular Mendocino County and back to the city of San Francisco in time for dinner after a spectacular day in Wine, Redwood and Cannabis country.
A short drive North from San Francisco, there are numerous ways to reach the Emerald Triangle. Come in your own vehicle, a private rental, or contact us directly to help you arrange transportation for you and your party.
Mendocino Cannabis Farms
The part you’ve been waiting for! Tour the legendary cannabis farms of the Emerald Triangle, see the plants growing up close. Meet the farmers, and ask them questions.
Mendocino’s Giant Redwoods
The tallest trees in the world, the majestic redwoods. Tall as skyscrapers, these natural wonders fill all who encounter them with awe and wonder. This is the part of your Northern California trip you will be talking about for years to come.
Wine Tasting at Award-winning Mendocino Wineries
If you’ve been wine tasting in the Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Carneros regions of Northern California, but haven’t tasted the award-winning wines of Mendocino County, you haven’t sampled the full Northern California wine tasting experience. As beautiful as those well touristed Northern California wine regions are, they don’t hold a candle to the natural beauty of Mendocino. The Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and other award-winning Mendocino wines are phenomenal!
Visit Legal and Licensed Cannabis Farms on Day Trips from San Francisco
Getting to cannabis country from San Francisco couldn’t be easier. Our tour begins in Hopland, California, the gateway to the Emerald Triangle, just a short 1.5 hour drive, across the Golden Gate Bridge, on Northern California’s iconic Hwy 101. As you head North through Marin and Sonoma counties, the scenery just gets more and more pastoral. You know when you are nearly there as you pass the Experience Mendocino sign, the historic marker that welcomes you to the Waves, Wine and Woods (and Weed!). Once you cross the green trestle bridge, the freeway slows down through the center of the charming town of Hopland, and you’re there!
Emerald Pharms, the world’s first solar cannabis dispensary:
The first time you visit Emerald Pharms, you might think you’re in an art gallery or a green technology wonderland rather than a marijuana dispensary.
Located in Hopland, CA, 100 miles north of San Francisco on a 12-acre “permaculture oasis,” Emerald Pharms is a solar-powered marijuana dispensary and resource center that specializes in regional heirloom genetics and has an extensive selection of high quality, lab-tested CBD-rich and THC products, including edibles, topicals, tinctures, sublingual sprays, gel caps, and strainspecific vape oil cartridges, as well as flower, seeds, and clones.
It’s a one-stop shop for cultivation, relaxation, and holistic healing with unique, smokeless offerings that patrons can browse while relaxing on the spacious outdoor deck that overlooks picturesque lily ponds and gardens.
Emerald Pharms is the world’s first solar dispensary, located on the property of Hopland’s famed Solar Living Center.
The Solar Living Center is 12 stunning acres of gardens, ponds, and natural building structures. Charmingly quirky, the site hosts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year arriving for lots of different reasons; whether it’s a rest stop off Highway 101, an Air Bnb Tiny Houseguest, a camper, a shopper, a sustainability student, part of a tour group, or as a volunteer, intern or festival goer all are welcome to come and explore new ways to adopt a more sustainable, resilient lifestyle.
Emerald City : In the Heart of “The Emerald Triangle”
It has long been rumored that the world’s best cannabis is grown in Northern California’s Emerald Triangle, and the best of that cannabis is grown by seasoned artisan growers. Willits, known as the “Gateway to the Redwoods” and the “Heart of Mendocino County” has been the hub of the Emerald Triangle for over thirty years. Emerald City, the premier California Cannabis consortium, chose Willits as its central location to service those certified cannabis farmers and their boutique brands. Their prize harvest is ushered from testing through processing and packaging and finally to distribution to those discriminating cannaseurs among us who will only settle for the very best.
As California legally opens its doors for the first time into this long clandestine culture, the world is now being invited in to see how modern regulated cannabis is grown and processed into the high-end product that is available to adults at dispensaries throughout California. We visit the facilities and farms of Emerald City, first at the Redwood Valley farm, home to an impressive outdoor garden, a mixed light greenhouse, and their heirloom cultivation nursery. Then, be taken on an exclusive tour conducted by their master grower, of an enormous warehouse grow at Emerald City’s premier indoor facility. Come see firsthand how the highest quality marijuana is grown under sun or lights and how it comes to meet and surpass the world’s highest expectations.