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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Anderson Valley under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

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

  • Handley Cellars

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

  • Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

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

  • Roederer Estate

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

  • Anthill Farms Winery

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

  • Jim Ball Vineyards

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

  • Navarro Vineyards

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

Page 2 of 65

Anderson Valley on Snooth

  • You are quite right; I neither lost nor gained as the virtual reality was not ... on other occasions, Napa and Anderson Valley), I find this a bit amusing;  California wines - if masterfully crafted (and many are, indeed, so crafted) represent a certain style that, as the post-modern  expression has it, is what it is... I find that, while most... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...


  • Halcon Vineyards Alturas 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Quite aromaticberry fruit. Not terribly fruit forwardsome cherry, raspberry. Tannin is only barely noticeable. Somewhat tart. Not particularly full-bodied. Pretty easy to drink, Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Dale,Not much ‘08 left on the market for good reason. Try ths —> https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Item/6682259/2008-Twomey-Anderson-Valley-Pinot-Noiror look for 2005 / Australia / Victoria. Again due to vintage not much available. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Smoke Tainted Wine Bottles


  • First - A clarification, I'm pretty picky about my pinot's because ... ... would be this:The 2014 Knez Anderson Valley - normally for more than $30 but has been reduced lately and is available is $20 to $25 dollar range.The 2014 Talbot "Kali Hart" is usually in my cellar, sells for around $22 and is good with food.The A-Z Oregon Pinot Noir of ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Ever-Changing Value Wines -...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Cakebread Cellars Pinot Noir Two Creek Vineyards 2014

    Snoothrank:

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

    Wine review by gmb468


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic New Year's Eve (2016) and New...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic New Year's Eve (2016) and New...


prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  65 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Anderson Valley Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Anderson Valley wine ratings and reviews





Snooth Media Network