The Elk and Anderson Valley Connection
It is not uncommon to see familiar faces from Anderson Valley, often gathered around a small beach fire. Two of our wine producers have bonded wineries in Elk and produce Anderson Valley and Mendocino Coast appellation wines. Both of their tasting rooms located in the valley and off of Highway 128.
Drew Family Wines
Jason & Molly Drew arrived to the area via airstream a few decades ago. They built a home and established their estate vineyard and apple orchard high upon the hillside of the Mendocino Coastline. Jason takes a very traditional approach to his craft, managing both the vineyard, orchard and winemaking.
Phil & Claire Baxter met in Europe while Phil was studying winemaking in Burgundy. He is a second-generation winemaker from Napa Valley, and makes wines inspired by the old world. They focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Nebbiolo. Phil is also a consulting winemaker for several local wine brands.
Escape the Norm and Enjoy Mendocino!
With stunning west coast sunsets, ocean view rooms, a diversity of culinary options, and friendly hospitality staff, the Mendocino Coast has no shortage of lodging boutique establishments, many still harboring the Victorian bed and breakfast ambiance of time past. This is true to the Mendo charm that so many are attracted to – the step back in time mentality that feels different from the rest of the world. Elk is just one of the beloved MendoLand escapes you can have!
~ Courtney DeGraff, Executive Director of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers
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