Anderson Valley Wine

Anderson Valley AVA is located within Mendocino County in the North Coast region of California. It’s considered one of the coolest regions in the state, with dense areas of fog, cool winds and rain, with just enough sun to favor conditions for a long growing season, leading to balanced acid structure in the grapes. 

Anderson Valley is named for a mid 1800s pioneer family who isolated themselves from the rest of the frontier packs and were drawn to the valley’s natural beauty, fertile grounds and abundant wildlife. Soon, other settlers, mainly the Swiss and those from the Eastern US, came to join them. Most early attempts at wine-making failed due to cold and frost conditions near the valley floor. It wasn’t until the 1890s that an influx of Italian immigrants found their to the valley and settled in the Greenwood Ridge section, which is considerably higher, sunnier and warmer than the lower parts of the valley. These immigrants are credited with starting the practice of commercial Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

Popular Wineries in Anderson Valley View all

  • Navarro Vineyards

    Welcome to Navarro Vineyards. Our family has been growing grapes, making wine and producing non-a...

  • Harmonique

    "Producers have turned The Valley’s pristine cool climate grapes into honest wines. Sophisticated...

  • Jim Ball Vineyards

    The idea for Jim Ball Vineyards began over 27 years ago. Traveling the West Coast for the first t...

  • Fulcrum Wines

    The real impetus for Fulcrum Wines is to produce California Pinot Noirs that are in balance for c...

  • Londer Vineyards

    We are located approximately 120 miles north of San Francisco, in the southwestern corner of Cali...

  • Handley Cellars

    Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate f...

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Anderson Valley on Snooth

  • Roederer Estate Brut l'Ermitage Vintage 2005


    Green apple, yeasty, Stoney aroma and flavors. More fruity and forward with less minerality than a champagne. Good firm structure. The finish is long and structured. Read More

    Wine review by Billdo99

  • Navarro Vineyards Pinot Gris Anderson Valley Mendocino 2012


    Very tasty Mendocino pinot gris from Navarro. On the nose is a bit of orange marmalade and honey suckle. For a '12 this is still fresh with notes of lemon cream, some tropical fruit, kiwi, lively acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Husch Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Knoll 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore

  • Handley Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2006


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Standish Merlot Mendocino Sibbett 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by smuratore

  • Standish Chardonnay Anderson Valley 2005


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    Wine review by smuratore

  • Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2013


    Floral notes of rose petal with ripe red cherry and red currant. Tart in the mouth with notes of black cherry, licorice and a pop of acidity which shows ahead of some leather and earth.88 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Goldeneye Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce

  • Congratulations V V; That must have been a difficult exam.  We've been ... Roederer Estate winery in Anderson Valley, but our focus at the time was their Pinot Noir - I just loved it.  Anyway, I did a little research on the exam.  Are you planning on becoming a Sommelier?The Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) offers four courses – levels 1... Read More

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  • You're on fire Vino...trip to Alaska, and now this from Anderson Valley. I'd try to play, but have a business trip to Vegas basically starting tomorrow. Read More

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  • had a great Anderson Valley, gewurtztraminer from Breggo Cellars !! at BWE in Brooklyn,excellent !

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