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Anderson Valley

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Address: Philo, CA
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A concentration of high-quality wineries north of San Francisco.

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Arcata, California
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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Berkley, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day driving through Anderson Valley. The green hills and sheep reminded us of Ireland! There were many vineyards open to the public to tour. You can also see many redwood trees along the way. **We picked up a map at a tourist information spot in Mendocino that listed all the vineyards. It was quite... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a very interesting wine region. Quality is quite good at one third the price of napa valley. Beautiful scenery while drinking good wines/

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Enjoyed touring this wonderful winery region in California. It's very low key but has some amazing pinot wines.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We loved driving through Anderson valley and visiting some of the wineries. The scenery is beautiful and we can't wait to return.

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Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Get a room for a few days. Visit the abundant wineries that litter the road that runs through the Valley (CT128). Hike among the redwoods. Eat. Relax. Far from the tour buses and crowds of Napa or even Sonoma, everything is local and low key. Very much not a 'scene'. This is what wine touring out to be.

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Little River
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Anderson Valley is a treat for the Pinot lover. You will not regret it. So many wines, so much time. I really enjoy Lula, Baxter, Navarro, PhillipsHill, Toulouse. Goldeneye is great but a bit overpriced.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

If you like wines, specifically Pinot Noir, this is THE place to visit in northern Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Laid back, rural, beautiful and wooded, with terrific wines from very high end (Goldeneye, Breggo, etc.) to lower-priced but still excellent examples (Pennyroyal Goat Farm and Winery, plus many others). People are friendly and welcoming, and the villages of Navarro, Philo... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I toured around Anderson valley for a couple of days and really enjoyed the following: Navarro vineyard- take 10:30 tour! Hendy redwoods- Discovery trail! Penny Royal Farm- take 2pm cheese tour Navarro redwoods- drive hwy 128 to hwy 1

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