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Wine country as it should be

Anderson Valley is wine country as it should be - - great wines, no crowds, no price-gouging... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky, this was a surprise for us and totally unexpected. We are not local and did not have... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Jane L
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A concentration of high-quality wineries north of San Francisco.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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...More

1  Thank 8_is_enough_in_MICH
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/

Thank mikeabw
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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

1  Thank Ronald G
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.

Thank TahitiZ
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....More

Thank Film G
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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
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
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|
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