Thank you for the inquiries and concern for our team and our members’ well-being. The Mendocino Complex Fire is located roughly 20-30 miles inland from Anderson Valley, and due to the wind direction, is moving away from us. Our residents are safe and our skies are mostly clear. However, our neighbors have not been as lucky. If you want to donate to help the fire relief effort, please donate to the Community Foundation of Mendocino County’s fire relief fund, at http://www.communityfound.org/grants-scholarships/disaster-fund-for-mendocino-county/
Thank you to the firefighters who are bravely battling these blazes!
A MESSAGE TO THE VISITORS OF ANDERSON VALLEY
- The Mendocino Complex Fire is located in a remote wilderness area approximately 60 miles east of the Pacific Coast Highway 1.
- Only a small percentage of the Mendocino Complex Fire is located within the county (6% as of the Ranch Fire as of 8/8/2018).
- Anderson Valley Wineries are open for business; all Mendocino County regional hotels, attractions and major highways are 100 percent operational and have been, gratefully, unaffected.
• THE COAST IS CLEAR IN MENDOCINO COUNTY
• WILDFIRES REMAIN IN REMOTE WILDERNESS REGIONS
• ALL MAJOR HIGHWAYS & TOURISM FACILITIES OPEN
MENDOCINO COUNTY, CALIF.– August 9, 2018 – Tourism to Mendocino County remains 100 percent operational with all major highways, lodging and attractions unaffected despite the flank of wildfires located in the region’s wilderness areas, according to Visit Mendocino County. As of August 8, 2018, only six percent (6%) of the Ranch Fire is located within Mendocino County. (Cal Fire)
Northern California’s crown jewel, comprising 4,000 sq., miles -- roughly the size of Delaware, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia combined – reports that its 90 miles of Pacific coastline, 11 wine appellations and inland tourism areas are open for business. The Mendocino Complex Fire remains in a remote wilderness region 60+ miles east of the coastal destinations of Fort Bragg and Mendocino.
California Scenic Highway 1 and Mendocino’s “Inspiration Highway” 101 welcome visitors, along with the county’s 450+ hotel properties and 90+ wine tasting venues. Key tourism sites including the cities of Ukiah, Hopland and Willits as well as the nearby attractions of the City of 10,000 Buddhas, Ridgewood Ranch (home of Seabiscuit), the Skunk Train, Vichy and Orr Hot Springs and the ancient redwood forests of Montgomery Woods State Reserve remain untouched.
Key links for additional information:
Air Quality Control: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/aqmd/
Road Closures: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/
WELCOME TO ANDERSON VALLEY WINEGROWERS ASSOCIATION
Anderson Valley is located in the rolling hills of the coastal region of Mendocino County, about two hours north of San Francisco. Only fifteen miles long, this beautiful valley is home to a unique group of vineyards and wineries producing a broad range of excellent wines including world class Pinot Noir and Alsace Varietals. Whether you are an experienced wine aficionado, or are just discovering the pleasure of drinking good wine, the Anderson Valley deserves exploration.
Pinot Noir Festival
May 16-19, 2019
Coast Trade Tasting
April 3, 2019
Little River, CA
Barrel Tasting WEEKEND
July 21-22, 2018
HWY 128 Yorkville to Philo
White WINE FESTIVAL
Feb 23-24, 2019
Taste of Anderson Valley
Holiday Passport Weekend
Dec. 15-16, 2018
ALONG HWY 128
NEWS AND PRESS
Mendocino County's Bountiful Anderson Valley
Anderson Valley is a narrow, 20-mile river valley that runs east to west between coastal mountain ranges. It stretches from the bottom at Boonville up through Philo and then to the top at Navarro.
California’s AV features breathtaking natural beauty and spectacular wines
The Anderson Valley in California’s Mendocino County is a small, cool-climate region near the Pacific Ocean. It is becoming highly respected for its pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling wine.
America's Burgundy Appellation: Anderson Valley
The two-lane road provides 28 miles of hillside corkscrew turns, roller-coaster mountain climbs and descents into valleys and canyons, passing farms, sky- scraping trees and wilderness. No town; only a store or two
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
We highly recommend this event. It’s not just a Saturday afternoon grand tasting. This is a long weekend event with wineries offering special tastings and food on Sunday. We planned carefully and recommend that you do likewise.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
To date, Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association has helped contribute over $400,000 to worthwhile local services,
improving the lives of our community members.