Anderson Valley in The News

The New York Times

California Farmland, Known for Its Drinks

By Freda Moon, October 13, 2010

Cradled between ridges of coastal redwoods and inland oaks, and laced by the narrow, meandering Navarro River, Anderson Valley is a two-hour drive from San Francisco in Mendocino County’s under-appreciated interior. ...Here, there are no tour buses shuttling visitors from winery to winery; no posh spas or chi-chi restaurants with multimonth waiting lists. ...Though Anderson Valley is an easy overnight trip from the Bay Area, it seems far removed — both in geography and in time. But that remoteness is an attribute, a full-bodied gasp of air. ...
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Wine Spectator Magazine

Anderson Valley & Mendocino Rugged beauty and eccentricity amid the California redwoods

By Tim Fish

On the long and winding road to Anderson Valley and the Mendocino coast, even grown men ask, "Are we there yet?" California wine country doesn't get farther from the beaten path. There's a stubborn, undomesticated beauty here, from the high rocky bluffs of the coast to the charismatically rustic landscape of the valley. ... But if you like visiting folksy little wineries, drinking unfussy and fruit-forward wines, having dinner by a fire and getting some peace and quiet, this is your wine country. ...
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The San Francisco Chronicle

Gewurztraminer's passionate California devotees

By Steve Pitcher, August 2, 2009

Gewurztraminer occupies a special niche in California. Its fans are enthusiastically loyal. It's often as expensive as some other top whites - in the $16 to $27 range - which makes selling it to the uninitiated a daunting effort. The Teutonic name leads to an erroneous suspicion that the wine is always sweet.
Yet Gewurztraminer producers persist in their efforts. It can only be attributed to a labor of love. ...
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