Anderson Valley Wine Country | Press Kit & Media Resources

Press Resources


Press Contact:   Barbara Barrielle  |  |  707-291-5364











Vineyard Census Graph of Plantings

An Introduction to Anderson Valley

LATEST Press Releases

“Anderson Valley: A Coastal Love Affair with Wine” Documentary Premieres at Mendocino Film Festival

Capturing the original winemakers and families that found their way to Anderson Valley in Mendocino County in the 1970s, this made-on-a-shoestring documentary has captured the hearts of Mendocino residents and is preparing to bring the story of Anderson Valley to other film festivals around the U.S. and internationally.
June 28, 2024/by Courtney DeGraff

May is Pinot Month 2024 Online Auction & Pinot Festival

The three-day wine, culinary and academic journey for the Pinot Noir lover is in its 25th year, May 17-19, 2024 and concludes with an online auction
April 30, 2024/by Courtney DeGraff

25th Pinot Festival & First Documentary

Before the party begins, the technical conference invites winemakers, vintners, consumers and industry folk to learn about what makes Anderson Valley unique. And, yes, there is food.
March 19, 2024/by Courtney DeGraff

WINTER/SPRING 2024 Events & Updates From Anderson Valley

After a crazy but late harvest in Fall 2023, winemakers recovered over the holidays and reflected on what is universally believed to have been a very good growing year.
January 16, 2024/by Fabian

Six Great Reasons to be in Anderson Valley for White Wine Weekend in February

Anderson Valley may be known as a Pinot Noir powerhouse but our roots are in Alsatian white wines like Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Recently, cool climate Chardonnay, Burgundian-style, is making
November 3, 2023/by Courtney DeGraff

Harvest Festivities Have Only Just Begun in Anderson Valley

Celebrate harvest Boontling style (a lingo native to Anderson Valley). The weekend of November 4 & 5, Anderson Valley will be hopping with bahler gorms (exceptional eats) and frattey (wine).
October 12, 2023/by Courtney DeGraff

Summer & Fall 2023 Events & Updates from Anderson Valley

Anderson Valley is the place to be this summer and throughout the year. We are the wine route to the sea and we deliver incredible quality. We are the wine route to the sea and we deliver incredible quality and the chance to immerse yourself not only in Pinot Noir but superior Chardonnay and the aromatic wines of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Blanc.
August 2, 2023/by Anderson Valley

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival is SOLD OUT but Grand Tasting Tickets Available Until Day of Event & Open House Sundays Announced

The 24th Annual Anderson Valley PinotFest on the 40th Anniversary of the recognition of the region’s AVA status has sold out all events but, for the first time, will keep tickets to the signature Grand Tasting open up until the day of the event and at the door. READ MORE>>
June 3, 2023/by Anderson Valley

2023 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Month

No need to wait until the Anderson Valley’s renowned - and almost sold out - weekend of Pinot Noir festivities May 19-21. 2023, with an impressive auction opening today online of unique wine lots, intimate dinners and opportunities found nowhere else. READ MORE>>
June 3, 2023/by Anderson Valley

40 Years of History – and sparkling wine to celebrate – at the 24th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival

Highlights of the three-day event include a reunion and rare opportunity to hear from the region’s early founders. “It is truly an honor to be a part of this year's Technical Conference that brings together the founders of the Valley, who were risk takers and explorers, and bravely came to Anderson Valley and made the Valley a destination for winegrowers, winemakers and consumers,” says Darrin Low, winemaker at Domaine Anderson READ MORE>>
April 25, 2023/by Anderson Valley

16th Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Celebration Begins With the Relaunch of the 4th Annual Pruning Contest

Tickets are now on sale for Anderson Valley’s 16th Annual Winter White Wine Festival taking place February 18th-19th. Celebrating the rich history of Alsatian wines in Anderson Valley, the White Wine Festival honors that history and highlights the many varieties still grown in the valley.

The weekend kicks off Friday, February 17th, with an industry pruning contest at Roederer Estate. 
January 9, 2023/by Anderson Valley

24th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Celebrates Sparkling Heritage

Hosting the Grand Tasting at a sparkling wine house, the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association looks to highlight Pinot Noir’s significance and history in the Valley in making both extraordinary still and sparkling wine. The Grand Tasting will feature approximately 50 producers pouring Pinot Noir, ranging in style from sparkling to still to rosé.
December 12, 2022/by Anderson Valley

16th Annual Winter White Wine Celebration in Anderson Valley

First planted in the 1960s to Alsatian grapes like Gewürztraminer by Husch & Edmeades, Anderson Valley has since welcomed other notable whites like Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, and Chardonnay. These diverse whites share the spotlight in this festival highlighting the unique viticulture provided by Anderson Valley’s cool temperatures and terroir.
December 12, 2022/by Anderson Valley

Pig Roast & Celebration in Boonville Kicks Off AV Wineries “Tidrick” Weekend

This year, the AVWA is proud to add a new event, the Harvest Tidrick Festival on the weekend of October 21-23. Kicking off the weekend will be a Boucherie Pig Roast dinner on Friday night.
September 15, 2022/by Anderson Valley

Anderson Valley Wineries Introduce a New Harvest Celebration Event Weekend

The inaugural harvest celebration weekend kicks off Friday night with a pig roast under the stars at the redwood grove of the county fairgrounds in Boonville. In the tradition of a French “Boucherie'' festival, renowned chef Scott Baird will prepare a feast celebrating the deep agricultural roots and abundance of this picturesque valley.
August 3, 2022/by Anderson Valley

3rd Annual May is Anderson Valley Pinot Month

The third annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Month kicks off May 1, celebrating the region’s signature grape with a series of events hosted by local wineries, restaurants and the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.
April 27, 2022/by Anderson Valley

23rd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Celebrates Heritage of Sparkling Wines

February 1, 2022
Now in its 23rd year, the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival will celebrate the region’s signature grape on May 20-22, 2022. The festival takes place throughout Anderson Valley.
April 14, 2022/by Anderson Valley

Winter White Wine Festival Returns to Anderson Valley for Fifteenth Year

November 22, 2021
Philo, Calif. – Tickets go on sale today for the 2022 Anderson Valley Winter White Wine Weekend, to be held February 19-20 – the 15th year this cool-climate region has celebrated its Alsatian and sparkling roots. Read More >
January 13, 2022/by Anderson Valley

2nd Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Month Announced

Friday - Apr 9, 2021
Boonville, CA - Pivot, pivot, Pinot! May marks the second year the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) will take the whole month to celebrate the region’s signature grape variety.
Read More >
April 9, 2021/by admin

Anderson Valley is Just a Click Away

Apr 13, 2020
Boonville, CA - Amid COVID, the wineries of Anderson Valley have had difficulties of attracting visitors to their open cellar doors and tasting rooms.
Read More >
April 13, 2020/by admin

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Get Updates On The Happenings In Anderson Valley!