Anderson Valley

A popular route into coastal Mendocino County involves taking picturesque and windy Highway 128 from Cloverdale westward. Begin by snaking through the Yorkville Highlands, known by the cognoscenti as “Les Petits Tetons,” and on to Boonville, the “bahlest” town in the county. Here, you can pick up a picnic, stop for a brew at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company, or visit the goats at Pennyroyal Farm. Continue to the coast with a whistle-stop in Poleeko (Philo in Boontling) and through a tunnel of towering trees along the Navarro River. While you’re here though, stop and appreciate the good life found in this verdant and abundant land.

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2. Handley Cellars

Handley is recognizable by the picturesque water tower, and highlighted by the internationally inspired art in the tasting room and sculpture garden. Stop in for …

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4. Highlands Estate

Nestled on over 21 acres in the Yorkville Highlands Valley, The Highlands Estate offers the perfect California setting for your special celebration. Exchange your vows …

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5. Husch Vineyards

Parking is marked by the shell of a Depression-era car in the parking lot, just across from the flower-bedecked historic tasting room, which is a …

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6. Indian Creek Inn

Indian Creek Inn takes its name from one of the two creeks that border the property and form the confluence of the Navarro River. Nestled …

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7. Lauren’s

At Lauren’s you can get everything from enchiladas to Thai green curry for lunch or dinner, and wash it down with local wine or beer. …

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8. Lichen Estate

The 203-acre Lichen Estate sits at the heart of Anderson Valley, halfway between Boonville and Philo. Founders Douglas and Ana Lucia Stewart planted seven acres …

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9. Lizbby’s

Authentic Mexican cuisine, formerly served at Libby’s, a long-time valley favorite, is now in downtown Boonville. If you’re craving carnitas or missing mole, take a …

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10. Long Meadow Ranch

Located in the west or “deep end” of the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, approximately 2.5 hours north of San Francisco, the Anderson Valley Estate …

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