Episode 4

Room to Roam: Fort Bragg Fun – Boating, Peddling, Inking

This month’s Room to Roam video podcast with Bay Area television personality Roberta Gonzales finds unique experiences in Fort Bragg.  Take a boating excursion with Captain Dan up the Noyo River or out to the mouth of the Pacific for a sunset cruise; or make it an action adventure on the Skunk Train’s Railbikes with Chief Skunk Robert Jason Pinoli.  For a bit of tattoo culture and heritage, Mr. G and Madame Chinchilla of famed Triangle Tattoo and Museum share stories of the tattoo world and how they got started.

Noyo Harbor Tours:

A fisherman for years, Captain Dan shares his years of experience on the water and his historical knowledge of the area to delighted passengers aboard his eco-friendly, glass-walled boat while you trek about Noyo Harbor.  Both humble and charming, Captain Dan loves to see the smiles of passengers as they spy river life.

Skunk Train Railbikes:

For adventures through the redwoods or along the Noyo River, look no further than the Skunk Train’s Railbikes.  Make it a workout or choose to cruise as these railbikes are motorized.  It’s a great way to get out in nature and discover flora, fauna and redwoods up close!

Something to Ink About:

Revered Mr. G and Madame Chinchilla are the artist/owners of renowned Triangle Tattoo and Museum in downtown Fort Bragg.  Only a handful of tattoo museums exist in the United States, and this one is well worth the trip.  Following the history of tattoos from tribal art to armed forces, bikers to mainstream, tattoos tell the history of the person as you’ll learn and see at Triangle Tattoo.



Episode 3

Savoring Our Liquid Assets

Mendocino County has some pretty incredible liquid libations as Bay Area Television personality Roberta Gonzales discovers in the latest installment of VMC’s Room to Roam video podcast.  From an organic / biodynamic winery to a historic brick building now housing plenty of brews on tap to a distillery with some of the finest hand-crafted spirits around, join us in applauding Mendocino County’s Liquid Assets!


Sitting on what was previously the old Fetzer property, Campovida has reinvigorated Hopland with its exquisite wines, incredible organic farm and sumptuous lodging properties.  Owners Anna & Gary live their ethos of respect for the land through responsible stewardship.  Taste the difference!

Hopland Tap House

You can’t miss the historic red brick building in downtown Hopland.  Dating back to the late 1800’s, many iterations of saloons have called this building home.  Today Hopland Tap House offers the finest brews, food, blues (as in music) and more!

Mendocino Spirits

This micro-distillery packs a whole lot of taste into their hand-crafted spirits.  Mostly creating fine whiskeys, Mendocino Spirits also offers up fine gin, a sublime rose liqueur, and craft cocktails ready to enjoy.  Discover the story behind Mendocino Spirits – it’s as delightful as the whiskey they distill.

Episode 2

Room to Roam: Starry, Wild & Tasty

No matter where you go in Mendocino County, there is a new adventure and discovery just around the curve!  Along the coast of Mendocino, Bay Area Television personality Roberta Gonzales stops by three distinctive spots beloved by locals and visitors alike! Check out more on this edition of Visit Mendocino County’s Room to Roam podcast!

Pacific Star Winery

For over 30 years, Pacific Star Winery has filled visitors and locals with a sense of wonder as they experience a view like no other while enjoying the libations of the north coast cliffs.  While grape growing isn’t possible this close to the water, certainly winemaking is – from the crush to bottling, it all happens at Pacific Star Winery.  Even the dramatic crashing waves get into the act by churning the contents of the barrel into a dramatic taste you won’t soon forget!

B Bryan Preserve

A preserve dedicated to African Hoof Stock isn’t something you see every day, let alone in the charming hamlet of Point Arena, nestled along the South Coast of Mendocino County.  And yet, since 2004, B Bryan Preserve has been home to giraffe, antelope and zebra.  Sitting on a 100-acre ranch, visitors can take a self-guided tour or jump into a vintage Land Rover and learn about the animals and the preserve from an expert guide.  Education is an important component of this wild adventure that encourages everyone to take an interest in conservation.

Franny’s Cup & Saucer

A local favorite, Franny’s Cup & Saucer serves up tasty treats – whether you favor sweet or savory, there is a scrumptious, mouth-watering morsel waiting for you!  In addition to cupcakes and pastries, they have cookies, bars, parfaits and puddings, plus custom cakes and dessert tables for special occasions.  And…check out their Farmhouse Pop-Up Dinners!  Franny’s Cup & Saucer has the goods…literally!

Episode 1

Room to Roam: Champagne Baths, Donkey Love & Lighthouse Views