The Best Anderson Valley Wineries

Navarro Vineyards in Anderson Valley, Northern California

In the shadow of giant redwood forests and rolling clouds of fog, you’ll find delicious white wines and historic Pinot Noir varieties that still embody the soul of the region. Here, sheep and apple orchards still dot the landscape, with vineyards and wineries of all sizes nestled together. If you’re looking for a down to earth wine country experience, check out this guide to the best Anderson Valley Wineries!

Whether you’re here for a short weekend getaway, or are planning to spend a whole week exploring this northern California wine destination, these recommendations are the perfect addition to your travel itinerary!  

Best Anderson Valley Wineries

The Anderson Valley is quite literally the coolest wine growing region in California – located 100 miles North of San Francisco and tucked into the rolling hills of the coastal region of Mendocino County. You’ll be able to taste hints of the cool, coastal effects in each sip, thanks to foggy mornings and rainy autumn seasons. 

Originally, Anderson Valley was known for white wine varietals – like Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer and Riesling – before a new wave of Pinot Noir clones that ripen reliably in cool climates were introduced to California. Today, Pinot Noir is the most popular varietal grown in the region, but you should absolutely try some sparkling wines and late harvest wines while you’re here. 

You’ll have no shortage of wineries and vineyards to choose from, but be sure to check out our guide to some of our favorite spots in Anderson Valley for delicious, memorable wine tastings.

Sheep in a vineyard
Image via Navarro Vineyards

Navarro Vineyards

At Navarro Vineyards, grape growing has been a family affair for half a century and counting! Since they’re a small family-run operation, you likely won’t find these gold-medal winning bottles of Pinot Noir, Red Roan, and Malbec on the shelves of your local wine shop, but they absolutely need to be included in your tour of Anderson Valley. 

The wines are delectable, the views are breathtaking, and as if that wasn’t reason enough, they also have adorable sheep that roam the vineyards. 

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Exterior shot of Artevino Winery
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Artevino & Maple Creek Winery

Found along Highway 128 in Yorkville, Artevino Wine by Maple Creek Winery is the gateway to Anderson Valley. Here, you’ll find artfully crafted wines that are still prepared with dedication to the grass-roots of old world style winemaking. That, with a focus on small batch production, has resulted in many award winning wines – like their single vineyard Pinot Noirs. 

Founded by Tom Rodrigues, this winery embodies two of his life’s greatest passions – art and wine. The end result, as you’ll hopefully learn for yourself, is absolutely delicious.

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Long Meadow Ranch

Long Meadow’s Anderson Valley Ranch features an impressive 69 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Bordered by the Navarro River to the southwest and less than an hour’s drive from the Pacific Ocean, you’ll be able to taste the natural marine layer that blankets the vineyards. These growing conditions allow the grapes to mature slowly and ripen to the peak of their varietal character – creating a sip you won’t soon forget. 

If you make the trip to their gorgeous estate, be sure to also try their organic olive oil tastings. The tasting room itself is gorgeous, of course, but coupled with the olive oil tasting, it’s sure to be a unique wine tasting experience you won’t soon forget. 

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Goldeneye Winery 

The vision behind this award-winning winery was more than 15 years in the making, but thatDan and Margaret Duckhorn knew they wanted to produce a terroir-inspired expression of California Pinot Noir that rivaled the stature and acclaim of their other vineyards. If those names sound familiar, you might remember them from my guides to the best bottles of Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon at any budget.  

When you come for a tasting, be sure to explore the wines and the breathtaking grounds, set amongst rolling hills, redwoods, and of course, acres and acres of vineyard.  

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Roederer Estate

If you’re a fan of sparkling wines, Roederer Estate needs to be on your Anderson Valley bucket list – specifically the  Champagne House Louis Roederer. The rustic exterior that’s barely visible from the roadway bucks expectations. Rather than an elaborate showspace, you’ll find a space that emphasizes the natural beauty and relaxed charm of the region. 

The wines themselves, however, are just as decadent and elegant as you’d expect. Come get a sip of the good life for yourself on your next visit to the valley.

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Pennyroyal Farm

You’ll be hard pressed to find a vineyard more committed to sustainability than Pennyroyal Farm. Owner and Winemaker Sarah Cahn Bennett has been the visionary and lead driving force behind sustainable and modern farming practices at Pennyroyal. 

While grape growing is quite literally in her blood, the vineyard is only part of the picture. Pennyroyal Farm also boasts an adorable creamery and farmstead – home to one of the best farm-to-table experiences you’ll ever find at a down-to-earth wine tasting. 

When you come visit, be sure to have some cheeses and seasonal garden offerings. After your wine tasting, I’d also recommend taking a farm tour! 

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Maggy Hawk

Tucked away in The Deep End, among the redwood forests and fog, lies our Maggy Hawk Estate Vineyard. When you visit this adorable little vineyard, be sure to taste the exceptional cool-climate wines. The Pinot Noir and the Chardonnay are both fantastic. 

You’ll love the wine and the peace and tranquility of this beautifully remote and seemingly untouched end of the valley. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What wine is Anderson Valley known for?

You’ll find no shortage of delicious wines in Anderson Valley, but in recent years, the region has become best known for its high-quality Pinot Noir. While you’re here, be sure to also check out the region’s award-winning sparkling and late harvest wines, too!

How many wineries are in Anderson Valley?

The Anderson Valley – which stretches 15 miles and encompasses nearly 2,500 planted acres – is home to more than 60 wineries. 

What winery did the Kardashians go to in Napa?

Two hours southeast of Anderson Valley, you’ll find Del Dotto Family Wineries and Caves. They’ve long been a fan-favorite among wine enthusiasts, but multiple visits from the Kardashian Family has led to an increased surge in popularity. 

What is the oldest winery in Anderson Valley?

Founded in 1971, Husch Vineyards lays claim to being the oldest winery in Anderson Valley. Now spanning three generations, wine growing has become a celebrated family tradition. 

What towns are in Anderson Valley?

You’ll find four towns in Anderson Valley – Navarro, Philo, Boonville, and Yorkville. 

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