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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Varietals Produced in Anderson Valley View all

  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

Popular Wineries in Anderson Valley View all

  • Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

    Since 1980, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has developed a reputation for producing award-winning esta...

  • Jim Ball Vineyards

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

  • Anthill Farms Winery

    We're very excited to offer you our 2006 wines. It's sometimes hard for us to believe that this v...

  • Lazy Creek Vineyards

    Lazy Creek Vineyards is named for the meandering creek that runs through the 95-acre ranch locate...

  • Navarro Vineyards

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

  • Mark Moretti Winery

    Mark Moretti Founder, Proprietor Mark launched the winery in 2006 after his earlier winemaking h...

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Anderson Valley on Snooth

  • That's a deal.  I remember their Pinot Noir being quite expensive at their Anderson Valley winery in California.  That was a favorite of mine back in 2012.    Read More

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  • Cabot Pinot Noir Nash Mill Vineyard 2011

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    Red plum colorslightly darker than most trendy California PNs you see these days. Interesting fruit flavors on entrysome black cherry but more stone fruit, plum, I guess. Medium-bodied. Fruit is neutralized mid-palate with earthiness and acid. Acid is what really makes this an enjoyable wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • SARA - DMCKER was right I did leave out bubbly for a reason - I wanted to check ... budget: Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut Sparkling Wine $19.99 – either would good and I have a friends that drink either or both without hesitation.Good luck again - Pa Read More

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  • Yeah, Sekt has shot itself in the foot pretty well on the rare occasions when ... ... up, especially in the Anderson Valley.  Just hoping that global warming doesn't mess that up. Personally, I try to drink sparklers often, before we have dinner with company when possible.  Sure, it's commonly viewed as celebratory. so let's celebrate more of... Read More

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  • Black Kite Angel Hawk Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2013

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    Bright cherry blossom and raspberry aromas on the nose. Cool and fresh in the mouth, this has great lift and acidity through the mid palate with notes of raspberry, ripe cherry and mixed berry, a fair bit of spice showing as well towards the finish and a bit of herb overlaying perceptible tannic structure and a tart earthy note to top it off. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Copain Pinot Noir les Voisins 2013

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Lazy Creek Vineyards Gewürztraminer Anderson Valley 2014

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    Lightly floral honeysuckle and thistle flower aromas with baked apple notes and hints of tea leaf on the nose. More tea leaf on the palate with good ripe acidity, this turns quite ripe and freshly fruity in the mouth with white peach and melon flavors and a hint of lemon zest and oak on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Thank you sir!Pinot is not as widely planted as I had thought in CA, though it ... is emerging, and outside of Anderson Valley and a few other coastal pockets, that's definitely a good thin Read More

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  • As I mentioned in various posts, I had a good time helping some friends plan ... Pinot Noir Helluva Vineyard (Anderson Valley)This Pinot was really nice, pretty clear wine of the night. Had the lively freshness and tannic structure I crave in Pinot Noir. Great fresh red fruits, and 40% Whole clusters certainly helped give it a good backbone, b... Read More

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  • Yeah vinOvinO, I bit too. An eclectic mix I think.Cabot Vineyards - Aged Zins ... Cellars - Mixed 3pk - 2012 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2012 Moore Ranch RRV Pinot Noir, 2010 Moore Ranch RRV Pinot NoirVeleta Wines - Reservas Trio - 2ea  2010 Veleta Noladós, 2009 Veleta Cab Sauv, 2009 Veleta TempranilloVeleta Gourmet - Olive Oil 6pkRandom Wine ... Read More

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

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