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...

  • 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...

  • Pinot Noir

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

Popular Wineries in Anderson Valley View all

  • Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

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

  • Harmonique

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

  • 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...

  • Anthill Farms Winery

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

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Anderson Valley on Snooth

  • Duckhorn Wine Company Migration Pinot Noir 2011

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    Had at Ruth Chris on northside Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Come mow Darren, every night is a wine night at this house.We (Americans) are ... "Goutte d'Art" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. It was a wine that Wells bottled only in Magnums and was only available at the NY Museum of Modern Art at The Modern Restaurant.  A blend of choice barrels from Wentzel, Monument Tree, Hein and Kiser vineyards. Looking f... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Thanksgiving Wines


  • Just when we thought this much fun couldn’t possibly continue we had day ... grapes from several areas in Anderson Valley and also on the Sonoma Coast. It was interesting to taste the differences not only between the Valley and the Coast but also the differences between different parts of the same areas.  All of the offerings were excellent wi... Read More

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  • Sipping this excellent Husch Anderson Valley Pinot that we picked up on our trip this time last year. Starts off with a great nose of crushed rose petals and strawberry. Extremely well balanced with mouth watering acidity, bing cherry, cranberry juice, light fine grained tannins and a medium to long finish. Went perfect with the grilled salmon a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Husch Vineyards Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Reserve 2010

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    Fantastic Anderson Valley pinot. Starts off with a great nose of crushed rose petals and strawberry. Extremely well balanced with mouth watering acidity, bing cherry, cranberry juice, light fine grained tannins and a medium to long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Tonight was a special night.  Sandra came home with some Thai food and ... and ... It's from the Anderson Valley and we did visit their winery in 2013. &nbs Read More

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  • We're just cleaning the house this weekend, getting ready for my youngest sister and her husband to come visit for a few days starting next Thursday.  They live in Corvallis Oregon, and we visited a few wineries with them up in the Willamette Valley last year during our 2-week tour of Alexander, Napa, Anderson and Willamette Valleys in 2013.  Ho... Read More

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  • Copain les Voisins Pinot Noir 2011

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    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Today I've done a 3.5 mile walk with my father-in-law (longer than usual ... 2009 Navarro Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley.  Funny, I don't see the year on the Domain Serene bottle and it's already been picked up by the recycling truck.  Anyway, both wines were excellent and they were chosen from our cella Read More

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  • Roederer Estate Brut NV

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    Really nice Anderson Valley bubbly. Tight and abundant bubbles, a nice yeasty nose. Dry and citrusy with a bit of bread dough and creamy lemon on the palate. The finish is medium long with a kick of lemon drop on the end. This has excellent QPR. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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

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