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Mendocino County's Bountiful Anderson Valley

Mendocino County's Bountiful Anderson Valley

Experiencing Anderson Valley in Mendocino County is like stepping back in time. And what great timing my trip to this peaceful wine region was, just days after the announcement that Trump won the presidential election. If only I could have stayed in the bliss of Anderson Valley, which felt so insulated from the unexpected election outcome.

Heading North on the 101 from my home in Sonoma County, I admire autumn's rainbow vineyards, the smell of wet leaves in the air and the cool breeze on my face with the windows partially rolled down. My husband and I are headed to Mendocino County's most well-known appellation, Anderson Valley, to do some exploring…

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