Handley Cellars

707-895-3876 3151 Hwy. 128
Philo, CA 95466
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Our estate vineyard experiences cool foggy nights and bright sunny days, the perfect climate for the 12 acres of Pinot Noir, 13 acres of Chardonnay, and 5 acres of Gewürztraminer planted there. All of our Estate Chardonnay and sparkling wines are produced entirely from estate fruit, as are most of our reserve Pinot Noirs. Because vineyards in Anderson Valley are interspersed with homes and watersheds, Milla made the decision apply for organic certification, and the Estate Vineyard was CCOF certified in August 2005. José Jimenez, our Estate Vineyard manager, Kristen Barnhisel, our co-winemaker, and Bill Oldham, our consultant, work together as a team to keep our vines thriving. They use compost and mineral supplements to build the soil, thus fostering stronger plants that are less susceptible to disease. They avoid using pesticides and herbicides, allowing beneficial insects to flourish.

– Description from hinaualan

Varietals Produced by Handley Cellars View all

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • 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...

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  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Chardonnay Handley Vineyard 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by tes990

  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Syrah 2005


    This wine had a lot going on. Huge plush fruit palate plummy cassis flavors, balanced with earth, tobacco, and mineral. Full-bodied with a rich mouthfeel. No holds barred! Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • Handley Cellars Rsm Reserve Anderson Valley 2005


    The lavender aromas are intoxicating. A full, fruit-forward pinot with a ... ... vineyard. Try instead, the Handley Cellars 2006 Pinot Noir Holmes Ranc Read More

    Wine review by 264434Mendo Blendo 264434 Mendo Blendo

  • Handley Brut Rosé 2003


    Not a subtle rose sparkler, as the deep salmon color gives away from the start. Brimming with strawberry and raspberries balanced by a creamy, nutty richness. This will age very well. I have one stored away for a special event. Read More

    Wine review by 264434Mendo Blendo 264434 Mendo Blendo

  • Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Christina, I work at Handley Cellars in the Anderson Valley. I enjoy a wide variety of wines, but I really start to swoon over delicate and flavorful styles. You can't beat this area's dry Gewurtztraminer. If anyone would like some insider info on the region I've got advice on some great spots. And of ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New member from the beautiful... by 264434Mendo Blendo 264434 Mendo Blendo

  • Handley Cellars Pinot Blanc Anderson Valley Blanc 2006


    The Anderson Valley is very well know for their Pinot Noirs due to the cool region. This particular Pinot Noir showed more red fruit, a crispness, med tannins and acidity, med bodied, with a tinge more alcohol (felt the heat). easily enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig

  • Handley Cellars Rsm Reserve Anderson Valley 2005


    Huge, heavy chocolate notes on the nose. A little intimidating! Opened up nicely to reveal some cherry flavors, and good balance. Long finish. Have one more bottle that I will cellar for another couple of years. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • Handley Cellars Dry Creek Valley Viognier 2006


    After drinking this, I can't remember why I purchased it. Devoid of the lovely floral Viognier bouquet, and the finish was too astringent. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1

  • Handley Cellars Water Tower White 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by m3brooklyn

  • Dry Creek Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2005


    A Gold Medal Wine Club Gold Series selection. The Handley Cellars 2005 Chardonnay is an elegant wine with nicely balanced flavors representing the bright fruit flavors of their Dry Creek Valley vineyard. Rated an impressive 91 Points by Wine & Spirits and the recipient of excellent 4 Stars by Restaurant Wine magazine, its easy to see why Handle... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club

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