The Best Pizza in Wine Country
The Anderson Valley Pizza Trail
The Anderson Valley is becoming a haven for pizza connoisseurs as wood-burning ovens become the must have accessory for wineries. There is no denying that pizza makes a party better and these wineries are not only jumping on the pizza oven train but creating new and creative recipes to pair perfectly with their wines. And, really, who doesn’t like to play with a pizza recipe….nothing can go wrong with dough cheese and whatever sauce and fixins you throw on it…..can it?
Pizza is not a daily offering for wineries so make sure you get on the AVWINES.com and winery websites, join the mailing lists and watch for their next pizza parties. Commercial pizza operations in the Valley make sure you don’t miss a day without the good stuff; check out Offspring Pizza, Wickson’s, The Boonville Hotel, and Lauren’s at The Buckhorn to get your fix. Restaurants offer a variety of local wines that only add a level of wonderful to the pizzas they pull out of the oven.
Five Winery Pizzas
Here are five winery pizza ovens we discovered over the Harvest Tidrick (Party) Weekend, a harvest festival celebrating the local language of Boontling last October. Yes, Anderson Valley residents developed a language about a century ago that allows locals to communicate without the bright lighters (city folk) knowing what they were saying. So brush up on your Boontling, check with winery or restaurant to confirm when they’ll fire up the pizza oven next and hit the Anderson Valley Pizza Trail. Until then, here are some recipes to try at home!