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Very enjoyable wine tasting experience

We went to four wineries over two days and had an excellent experience at each one. Even though it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mmarymomm
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Pleasanton, California
A hidden treasure

Everyone has heard of Napa and Sonoma wine country in California, but this valley is further north... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
HeidelbergSummer
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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A concentration of high-quality wineries north of San Francisco.
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Philo, CA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to four wineries over two days and had an excellent experience at each one. Even though it was Passport Weekend, the wineries were not crowded and the staff had plenty of time to talk and explain the wines. At three out of the...More

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Everyone has heard of Napa and Sonoma wine country in California, but this valley is further north in the Mendacino county. We were already up north before the wine country fires started and had already planned on going to Anderson Such a sad situation Wonderful...More

Thank HeidelbergSummer
Reviewed 11 October 2017

On our trip up through California, we wanted to see some wineries. We had previously been to Napa Valley. Has become too commercialized and touristy. We were surprised to find the Anderson Valley. Our Inn host recommended several wineries. We were staying in Mendocino. The...More

Thank MikeB1952
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We once told an Anderson Valley local that we were heading to Napa to wine taste. She looked at us like we had just shot her dog, and asked “Why the hell would go there!?” It’s a good point. Wine-tasting in the Anderson Valley makes...More

Thank MeggyFin
Reviewed 17 September 2017

And we visited just three of them, each different. It is a great way to sample the high quality of the wines in this area. There are seven other wineries that are open by appointment only. You can get a may of the wineries through...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Anderson Valley is wine country as it should be - - great wines, no crowds, no price-gouging, super-friendly locals, beautiful location. One visit to AV will make it difficult to ever return to Napa or Sonoma.

Thank KAP
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were lucky, this was a surprise for us and totally unexpected. We are not local and did not have a great guide book, but someone recommended this place. WOW, we had sunny skies and enjoyed the drive. We bought deli sandwiches in Boonville. We...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Lots of wineries, beautiful countryside. We like to stay at the Madrones in Philo on our way up to Mendocino. Visit great wineries like Navarro, Golden Eye, Handley, Roederer. Take a hike in Handley Redwoods. Stop in Boonville.

1  Thank Jeffrey C
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went wine tasting at several wineries. Very fun, people are extremely friendly and laid back. This NOT Napa Valley.. leave your snooty attitudes on the other side of the valley and enjoy the great wine and people.

1  Thank tcmole
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We have long loved the wines from this area -- whites (including a hard-to-find gewurtztraminer at Navarro) and pinot noir. Tasting rooms are pleasant, not overcrowded in mid-November, and there is good food to be had locally.

1  Thank Pat T
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13 March 2017|
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Response from SageTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a beautiful road, and if I'd ride a bike through Highway 128 if I lived there. BUT You want to avoid the road. I don't know if it's possible to "go from winery to winery" ... "while avoiding SR 128." Google... More
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pollygirl2
9 February 2015|
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Response from Lewis S | Reviewed this property |
We went only to wineries. We also went to my favorite brewery in country in Fort Bragg--North Coast. We also did not take any hikes although I assume there must be some. It was kind of odd that we noticed no obvious... More
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RamTX82
I am helping my daughter and her fiance plan a honeymoon following their wedding in April, of this year. They will be flying in to San Francisco, probably stay one night there, then rent a car and head up the coast to stay in Point Arena. We are letting them take advantage of our timeshare, and that is really the only one in Northern California, so we HAVE to work with that. The scenery up in that area looks spectacular, so I know they will love that! They also love wine and will greatly enjoy the Anderson Valley Wine Region. My question is this. They are also big foodies, so I would love to give them some recommendations for great restaurants in that area! They will be checking out a couple of places as they come up 101 from San Fran, but I'd really like to find them so local places among the Anderson Valley Wineries. They will also head up the coast to Mendocino and possibly Fort Bragg. Any restaurant recommendations there? It's all about the food for these two, so although atmosphere is nice, they'd really prefer great local dives! I'd appreciate any suggestions you could give. Thanks!
15 January 2015|
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Response from NYfolkgirl | Reviewed this property |
Mendocino is one of my favorite places on earth! Foodie heaven! I think you have to look at places on trip advisor as they are so varied as to price and type.There are many things to do in the area- especially walking on the... More
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