Destination Hopland: Passport required

Destination Hopland: Passport required

There are 7 comments on the The Ukiah Daily Journal story from Oct 10, 2010, titled Destination Hopland: Passport required. In it, The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

Three new venues join the regulars, and everyone is upping the experience at this year's fall Hopland Passport.

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DreadingthisEven t

San Francisco, CA

#1 Oct 10, 2010
great event for winemakers and wineries, now if you are not part of it and live here in Hopland, we get treated to the rudest people who travel thru this area.
Not everyone can take a limo etc, and to travel thru this little town and treat locals like we are low lifes.
I cannot count how many times drunk attendess with their wineglasses stumbling across 101 outside of designated ped crossings, almost causing accidents. Remember the mexicans that you guys look down upon while buying your exp bottles of wines are those who helped pick all those grapes.
Oh, and going into the Superette to hear the "winetasters" criticize the town, and how they cant wait to get the tour over with so they can "leave this dirty lil area". Im not against the wineries, just some of the people they draw into the area and how Hopland is turned into a circus.
LocalHoplandite

Berkeley, CA

#2 Oct 10, 2010
I do agree with the above poster. I see it from both sides, business and residence.I have lived her about 8 years now,I avoid going into town when this event is on.
My young daughter was sexually harassed last year by a drunk male when we were leaving a local resturant, she was 11. We have no local law enforcement on hand so we couldnt report it, and the mans friends came up shortly thereafter and shuttled him off. Basically the tourists do come to our little town and treat it and the people disrespectfully.
Too bad the writer of the column did not bother to get both views, ie pros and cons. Always have their eye on the money but not the well being of those who live here and put up with the chaos.

Since: Jun 10

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#3 Oct 10, 2010
DON'T TELL THE ILLEGAL'S THAT!
grapevine48

Shasta Lake, CA

#4 Oct 10, 2010
To dread and local how sad that people come into Hopland and behave that way. Those people need to take a step back and appreciate the goodness of the local community.
Hopland Hoopala

Berkeley, CA

#5 Oct 11, 2010
grapevine48 wrote:
To dread and local how sad that people come into Hopland and behave that way. Those people need to take a step back and appreciate the goodness of the local community.
It is sad, maybe its the mentality that the tourists are more of an "elite" crowd, that their behavour is unquestionable.
I had have a semi decent experience living in this town.Totally agree with Local about avoiding main Hopland.
Some of the people here are nice, most are multi generations and feel they own the whole place. What blows me away is when my husband and I go to any of the little markets, the old timers sit there with friends and talk crap about the Mexicans who they have picking for them. Why dosent Hopland celebrate the hard work these people do so that the wineries can do these Passport events? I dont think a small bbq at the end of the season is much of thank you. All the money the wineries and grape growers make and all they can do is roast a pig for their workers? Its just like slave labour with no chains, but at least they are offered sub standard housing...i guess. Its been this way for years and these small minded people will not change. Money is more important than that 11 year old girl and local residents who have to endure people insulting them.
JanesCafe

Jackson St Forest, CA

#6 Oct 11, 2010
Soon there will be Bud tasting rooms along 101. The wineries will all fizz out bought out by MJ growers. I can see it now, Kush Farm 2 miles ahead...Purple Trainwreck tasting room next exit.
Maybe not, there seems to be alot of winos out and about. Ok here's the new Silverado Trail...
Karmalita

Newark, CA

#7 Oct 11, 2010
JanesCafe wrote:
Soon there will be Bud tasting rooms along 101. The wineries will all fizz out bought out by MJ growers. I can see it now, Kush Farm 2 miles ahead...Purple Trainwreck tasting room next exit.
Maybe not, there seems to be alot of winos out and about. Ok here's the new Silverado Trail...
LOL yep i see that coming this way!!! lmao loved this post

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