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

  • Syrah

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

  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • 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

  • Lazy Creek Vineyards

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

  • 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...

  • Anthill Farms Winery

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

  • Harmonique

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

  • 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

  • V V - Excellent pictures.  I'm sure you're having a wonderful ... ... Ames Cabernet Sauvignon from Anderson Valley.   It will be paired with of all things - a frozen beef pot pie (heated up of course).  My wife and her girlfriend are off to the Kennedy Center to see the King and I tonight.  I'm not a fan of the musicals, as you kno Read More

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  • 2009 Medlock Ames Cabernet Sauvignon from Anderson Valley.Anderson Valley?  Not really CS country.  Look again, Al.C'mon, big guy.  You know we don't allow mistakes around here.  ;-)You do remind me, though, I forgot to brag on our dinner last night.  I'd made a Trader Joe's run and we grilled Lamb Chops and some Vegie Kabobs.  I absolutely love... Read More

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  • Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir Two Creek Vineyards 2014

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    Had at Eddie Merlot's as part of flight Read More

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  • Getting back to wine for a moment, last night we hosted a wine dinner with our ... ... Hudson Vineyards) and an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir (2015 Twomey Pinot Noir).  We started with that Trump Blanc de Blanc that was given to us last month (I didn't like it much, probably due to the green apple taste); Debbie didn't even want to try it, so we ... Read More

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  • RCKR, totally agree on the QPR!  We joined the Roederer wine club after ... visiting quite a few of the Anderson Valley wineries.  We get a variety six pack of 750s in the Spring and 3 mags in the fall (just in time for NYE).  Still have a few l'Hermitage  '05, '06 and '07 vintages in the cella Read More

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  • RBA/Richard/VV - True enough the Anderson Valley Brut is the $20 offering, but why would you want to break out a more expensive bubbly in the conditions that we had (See the above pics.).It's a great wine value and you are able to put plenty out without a big pocket book grind and save the best for more intimate, special occasions...or just for ... Read More

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  • Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV

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    Wonderful as usual. Apples, nuttiness, a slight touch of cherry with a cripness and acidity that give this an excellent finish. 91 points - drink now - Paul. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV

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  • Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV

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  • Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV

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

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