Anderson Valley In The News

“Something is going on in Anderson Valley, and it’s pretty damn exciting.”

~Alder Yarrow, Vinography

Explore Some of My Favorite Wineries in Anderson Valley

Tucked away in the coastal region of Mendocino County, just 110 miles northwest of San Francisco, lies Anderson Valley…

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An Anderson Valley Adventure

…This divine wine region, just inland from the Mendocino coast, has long been a gem. Its wines, both mostly small production and some…

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…Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Fest online wine auction and tasting to benefit skatepark project and local fire department

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Michael J. Martin Managed Missions to Mars. Now, He’s Pouring Wine In Mendocino

Michael J. Martin…one of only two people on planet Earth to manage three missions to Mars for NASA…started pouring wines at Husch.

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Hit the North

Premium California winegrowers are planting grapes further north, pushed on by global warming and the search for affordable…

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Dan Berger On Wine: Beaune in the USA

Several invisible contradictions are at the heart of the long-emerging wine region of Anderson Valley, where recently the greatness of…

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There’s so much to love about the Anderson Valley year-round, but spring is an especially delightful time of year…

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Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: May 19-21, Philo, CA

Normally I’d begin this kind of posting with a reminder about the slightly obscure, off-the-radar nature of Anderson Valley, but at…

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If You Love Pinot Noir, Buy Tickets to the Anderson Valley Pinot Fest

The secret is out: Some of California’s very best Pinot Noir grows in the lush, cool-climate Anderson Valley…

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Top Anderson Valley Wineries- The best tasting rooms to visit

Like the early days of Napa Valley’s wine boom, tasting rooms are casual and unassuming. There are no crowds, no tour buses and…

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On a chilly, stormy day at Wendling Vineyard, Romelia Fernandez ladles hot posole from an enormous cauldron into colorful…

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This undiscovered wine region is the affordable alternative to Napa

Before Napa and Sonoma became big-name, luxurious tourist destinations, they looked and felt a lot like Anderson Valley: quieter and rural

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Gorgeous white wines were this region’s claim to fame. What happened?

Deborah Cahn and Ted Bennett moved to Anderson Valley in 1973 with a mission. They were going to make Gewurztraminer.

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Locals want to keep it secret — but at what cost?

Johnny Schmitt, owner of the historic Boonville Hotel, has spent the past 38 years expecting  Anderson Valley to go mainstream.

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There are two main reasons that people pull over at Disco Ranch on their way through the rural, quarter-mile stretch of downtown Boonville

Exploring California’s Anderson Valley Wine Region

Price and quality are highly correlated… One of the best examples of an American wine region that consistently delivers world-class wines…

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Anderson Valley remains a haven for remarkable white wines

Pinot noir now dominates the area, but some wineries still make the varieties that put the region on the map.

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Get Your Tickets For The 16th Annual Anderson Valley White Wine Weekend Now

It’s one of the best, yet still under-the-radar wine events in California…I love the structure and setup of this festival, which doesn’t have guests waiting in line at tents to taste.

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In a Northern California wine region known mostly for its Pinot Noir and sparkling wines, another variety–Riesling–took the spotlight during a seminar and wine tasting on Feb. 22.

Frattey & Frattey Shams of Anderson Valley

On a leisurely drive from Napa Valley to the hills of Anderson Valley along scenic highway 128, views of old oak trees, vineyards, and…

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A Sparkling Wine Tasting Tour of Mendocino County

Among the earliest varieties picked were the grapes destined for sparkling wines. In Mendocino County…

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The World’s Most Underrated Wine Regions

Jason Wilson set out to try the world’s nearly 1,400 types of wine grapes you haven’t heard of—a quest that took him to these regions…

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Raise a toast to Anderson Valley’s inaugural Harvest Festival in Mendocino

.This October 21st to 23rd, Anderson Valley extends their welcome to one and all at the Harvest Tidrick.

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Anderson Valley Harvest Tidrick

Courtney DeGraff and Joslyn Thoresen from the Anderson Valley Harvest Tidrick Celebration are our guests on California Wine Country today.

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40 Years of Roederer Estate

The California sparkling wine producer remains one of the best and most consistent on the West Coast

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Discover All That California’s Sparkling Wine Has to Offer On This New Tour

California’s best bubbles are crisp, dry, delicious, and highly underrated.

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Top Wine Travel: Outstanding Value and Pinot Noir in California’s Anderson Valley

IF YOU WANT to travel back to a time when it was easy and cheap to taste good California wine, I have some advice: Go to Anderson Valley.

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Where to Find Exceptional California Pinot Noir

The answer: at the end of a hair-raising drive in a remote region called Anderson Valley, where the conditions are ideal for producing world-class Pinot.

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Where to Find Champagne-Quality Sparkling Wine in California

When Champagne Louis Roederer set up shop in California’s Anderson Valley four decades ago, it was a bold move. It’s paid off with delicious wines and a bit of a sparkling boomlet in the valley.

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Introducing Anderson Valley, California’s Hidden Hillside Beauty of Pinot Noir

Tucked between the rugged ridges and redwood trees of Mendocino CountyAnderson Valley has a well-deserved reputation for wine quality thanks to pioneering wineries like…


New Tasting Rooms, an Inn Amid Redwoods: Where to Sip and Stay in Anderson Valley

Jennifer Waits and Brian Mast attended their first Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival more than 20 years ago…

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Poised for Greatness: Tasting The Evolution of Anderson Valley

Mendocino’s Anderson Valley might have eked out a bit more mindshare in the brains of wine lovers…

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Make a Wine Weekend of it during Anderson Valley’s Pinot Month

Full of wine, redwoods, and fresh coastal air, Anderson Valley’s Pinot Noir Festival is historically one of the best weekends…

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Misconception That Riesling Doesn’t Sell: Advocates at Anderson Valley Festival Say Riesling Wins Young Drinkers

Riesling took the spotlight during a seminar and wine tasting on Feb. 22…

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Slow Down and Stay A While

The Anderson Valley, has, over the past decade become a destination in and of itself…

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Anderson Valley – Not To Be Overlooked

How could one resist a wine district with its own dialect..

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40 Under 40 Tastemaker 2019 Sarah Cahn Bennett, 39

Sarah Cahn Bennet, owner of Pennyroyal Farm & General Manager of Navarro Vineyards…

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California Pinot Noir’s Top Terroirs

A guide to the regions producing the state’s top bottlings of this in-demand red…

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Bear Eating Pinot Noir Grapes at Navarro Vineyards Caught on Video

A Mendocino County vineyard has gotten the help of an unusual taste-tester…

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The Next Best Weekend Wine Tour: Mendocino

Anderson Valley is producing some of California’s cutting-edge Pinot Noirs…

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14 of the Anderson Valley’s Most Delicious Wines

Whether you’re sampling in the tasting rooms along the Anderson Valley’s Highway 128, or finding bottles online…

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This Laid-Back Wine Region Is All About Pinot, Redwoods, and Apples

Rich reds, bright whites, and delicious plates: a hidden wine enclave…

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Top Five Pinot Noir Vineyards in California’s Anderson Valley

The 15-mile-long valley sits just 10 miles from the cool, blustery Pacific Coast…

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5 Reasons to Visit the Anderson Valley Now

In recent years the Anderson Valley has become a full-fledged destination in its own right…

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The Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Festival Full of Delights

I was here for the ultimate palate refresher in the form of the Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Festival…

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Coastal Conquest

California Pinot Noir is exploding in popularity and quality, with diverse sites and winemaking approaches…

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The Ultimate Anderson Valley Winery Bucket List

Anderson Valley wineries are the destinations themselves, offering world-class wines and awe-inspiring vistas…

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Anderson Valley’s Top Tasting Rooms for Aromatic White Wines

A stealth revolution has been taking place in Anderson Valley on the aromatic white-wine side…

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Uncorking the Perfect Long Weekend in California’s Anderson Valley

The wineries, restaurants and unspoiled landscapes of the pocket-size valley are a sip away from San Francisco…

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