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...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Anderson Valley View all

  • Londer Vineyards

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

  • Roederer Estate

    Founded in 1982, Roederer Estate winery is nestled in Mendocino County's cool, fog-shrouded An...

  • Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

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

  • 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...

  • Elke Vineyards

    Elke Vineyards is comprised of about 80 acres at Donnelly Creek in Anderson Valley, and about 18 ...

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Anderson Valley on Snooth

  • I thought it was comparable with several Pinot Noirs we've tasted from Anderson Valley,CA.  However, I have enjoyed the Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon a bit more.  Tonight with dinner we have a very tasty house wine that is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend.  Read More

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  • Wilde Farm Donnelly Creek Pinot Noir Anderson Valley 2013

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    Fairly dark color in the glass blocking much light. Quite pleasant nosecherry or strawberry, some vanilla, some light mint. Nicely attractive on the tongue. I get that fruitiness that was detected on the nose, and Im having a tough time deciding if it is cherry or more strawberry. Some stoniness. Very light on the tannin and very pleasant a... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Here's a web site I built from our trip in 2013 that started in San ... ... ... Valley, Somona, Napa, Anderson Valley and Willamette Valley, ending in Portland Oregon.  You might find a few good wineries from the 20+ we visite Read More

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  • Ceritas Pinot Noir Hacienda Secoya Vineyard 2012

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    Lots of light comes through the garnet color. Fairly perfumey nosecherry blossoms, violets. Quite light-bodiedI guess this was forecasted by the light coming through in the glass. Abrupt hit of cherry flavor on introduction, but the lightness of the wine keeps it away from the cough syrup taste that I get in a lot of PNs. No tannin at all. ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Another nice day - I just picked up our spring 2015 shipment from Duckhorn ... ... ... the Syrah.2012 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Confluence Vineyard     2011 Duckhorn Vineyards The Discussion Napa Valley Red Wine     2012 Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard     2012 Paraduxx Napa Valley Syrah     2012 Duckhorn V... Read More

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  • Navarro Vineyards Anderson Valley Mendocino Muscat Blanc 2012

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    Real nice Mendocino muscat blanc. Fresh lemon citrus on the nose and creamy tangerine and apricot on the palate. Just a slight bit of sweetness on the front end that coats the tongue followed quickly by a nice bite of acidity and a medium length finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • "Pisoni, Rosella's, Gary's. Keefer Ranch, Cargassaci.."Of ... worthy CA Pinot comes from Anderson Valle Read More

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  • Navarro Gewürztraminer Anderson Valley Dry 2012

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    Nice Mendocino gewurz from long time producer Navarro. Good blast of apricot on the nose. More dried apricot and ripe peach up front followed by a touch of honey and medium acidity. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I picked up a shipment from Pangloss Cellars today at UPS.  Sandra ordered ... 2012 Pinot Noir (93 Points, Anderson Valley) wines a while back.  History of this winery:  "Pangloss creates limited release wines focused on the traditional Bordeaux varietals as well as on Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley. We are the sister label to Repris, which fo... Read More

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  • Duckhorn Wine Company Migration Pinot Noir 2011

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    Had at Ruth Chris on northside Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


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

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