Anderson Valley California
Wine Tasting and Tours

Goldeneye Winery's 2005 Pinot Noir was served at the Obama inaugural luncheon

Anderson Valley is one of the great grape growing areas in California. What was once large parcels of land supporting cattle and sheep are now being developed into vineyards. As you pass along highway 128 you will see new and old vineyards in the valley and on the hillsides. There are just as many tucked behind the hills out of site. Many of these grapes are sold to wineries outside of the valley to enhance that winery's product.

At last count there were 36 wineries in the valley, 32 of which have tasting rooms and two which serve superior champagne. A few tasting rooms charge five bucks to taste but will deduct the tasting amount from any purchase. All of the tasting rooms have entrances along highway 128.

You will pass through three appellations as you travel through the area. Traveling west on Hwy 128 you will enter the "Yorkville Highlands" as you cross into Mendocino County at mile marker 50.71. At mile marker 33.89 you will enter the "Anderson Valley" appellation. The "Mendocino Ridge" appellation is on the ridge tops along both sides of highway 128. The difference is weather, elevation and soil types. Yorkville is at 945 feet and the valley floor at Boonville is 375 feet (ASL). The higher elevation of the Yorkvillle area produces a significantly different quality grape than the valley floor. The three wineries that offer tastings in the Yorkville appellation areYorkville Cellars, Maple Creek Vineyards and Meyer Family Winery.

There are three wine touring services, Mendo Insider Tours, Vintage Vine Tour, and Terrific Tours.

You can also rent the 10 passenger bus from the Senior Center when it and the driver are available.

The following table lists wineries that have tasting rooms.
Most tasting rooms are open 11-5 daily. Some charge $5, refundable upon the purchase of wine. A few charge $10

BALO
9001 Highway 128, Philo
707 895-3655

BAXTER
8660 Hwy 128
Philo, CA 95466

707 895-3173

BINK
9000 Hwy 128
707 895-2940
Mile marker 23.65

BREGGO
11001 Hwy 128 W/of Boonville
707 895-9589

BRUTOCAO
7000 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-2152
CLAUDIA SPRINGS
1810 Hwy 128, Navarro
707 895-3926
CHAMP DE REVES
5500 Highway 128, Boonville
10-5 Thursday through Monday
866 292-5040
DREW FAMILY

9000 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-9599
EDMEADES
Thursday throu Monday
5500 Hwy 128 Philo
707 895-3232
ELKE VINEYARDS
12351 Highway 128 Boonville
Apr-Nov, Firday through Monday 11-5

707 246-7045
FOURSIGHT
14475 Highway 128
Boonville, CA
707 895-2889
GOLDENEYE
9200 Highway 128, Philo
707 895-3202

GREENWOOD RIDGE  
5501 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-2002

HANDLEY
3151 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-3876
mile marker 17.26

SIGNAL RIDGE
9000 Hwy 128, Philo
707 291-3518
Friday - Monday 11-5

HUSCH
4400 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-3216
mile marker 18.46

HORMONIQUE
In the John Hanes Fine Art Gallery
14051 Highway 128
Boonville
707 895-9300

iLULA
9000 Hwy 128
707 895-3737
Pinot, Zin, Dry Gewurz, Dry Rosa
0ghway 1285-3737

MAPLE CREEK
20799 Hwy 128, Yorkville
707 895-3001
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MEYER FAMILY
19750 Highway 128, Yorkville
707 895-2341

NAVARRO
5601 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-3686

 

WITCHING STICK WINES
8627 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-3454

PHILO RIDGE WINERY
14125 Hwy 128, Boonville
707 895-3036

ROEDERER ESTATE (Champagne only)
4501 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-2288

PHILO RIDGE VINEYARDS
Behind Laughing Dog Books
14125 Highway 128
707 391-7301
HORMONIQUE
Behind Laughing Dog Books
14125 Highway 128
707 391-7301
LAZY CREEK WINERY
4741 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-3623
PHILLIPS HILL WINERY
5105 Highway 128
Philo, CA
707 895-2209

KNEZ TASTING ROOM
At the Madrones
Fri-Mon 8-5
9000 Highwy 128
Philo, CA 95466
707 895-9213
Mile marker 23.65

SEEBASS VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM
14077 Hwy 128
Downtown Boonville
Tasting daily 11-5
707 895-9378

SCHARFFENBERGER (Champagne only)
8501 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-2065

STANDISH
5101 Hwy 128, Philo
707 895-9213

TOULOUSE
8001 Highway 128
Philo, Ca 95466
707 895-2828

mile marker 22.16

 

Other Anderson Valley Wineries that do not have tasting rooms along Hwy 128 but can be tasted by appointment are:

LONETREE WINERY
895-3228

ESTERLINA VINEYARDS AND WINERY
895-2920

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