Anderson Valley: 'bahl hornin' in America's greenest wine country
In northern California you are never far from wine country. And while name brand-name mainstays like Napa and Sonoma seem to steal most of the attention, we tend to favor smaller, more remote appellations that offer quality vintages, artisan pleasures and a nice, slow pace of life.
One of our favorites lies 100 miles north of San Francisco in the gorgeous and abundant Anderson Valley, nestled in the bosom of California’s sparsely populated Mendocino County. Billed as “America’s Greenest Wine Region” after its disproportionately high percentage of organic growers, the county became a refuge for back-to-the-land activists and counter-culture types during the rambunctious ‘70s.