Philo

If you blinked, you might miss the tiny town of Philo located in the very heart of Anderson Valley. The town might be tiny (pop. 349) but it’s the center of great wine tasting and intriguing lodging options. The nexus of “downtown” is Lemon’s Market, a mainstay for over 40 years. There’s plenty of wine tasting at the big estates such as Goldeneye and Roederer, and the small operations like Witching Stick. Home to Hendy Woods with the wandering Navarro River and giant trees, make Philo a stop on your journey through beautiful Anderson Valley.

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1. Anderson Valley Inn

Located across from Scharffenberger Cellars, the Anderson Valley Inn offers comfortable and affordable lodging in the heart of Mendocino Wine Country. All the valley’s wineries, …

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2. Baxter Winery

Two generations of Baxters produce handcrafted single vineyard wines focusing on the Anderson Valley and surrounding Mendocino appellations. Known primarily for their pinot noir, the …

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4. Domaine Anderson

Domaine Anderson is located near the small, pioneering wine growing community of Philo. The cooling marine layer and varied terroir that is characteristic of this …

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5. Drew Wines

Drew focuses on traditional wine making methods, producing great pinot and syrah, and is one of the few wineries to use grapes from the Mendocino …

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7. Goldeneye Winery

In a valley defined by Pinot Noir, Goldeneye Winery is queen of the ball. The striking location against Confluence Vineyards sets the perfect backdrop for …

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9. Greenwood Ridge Vineyards

Since 1980, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards has built a reputation for producing world class wines in small lots (total annual production is only 1,500 cases). Greenwood’s …

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10. 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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