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Address: Philo, CA
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A concentration of high-quality wineries north of San Francisco.

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Great place to do wine tasting, not crazy like Napa and Sonoma. Do it on your way up to Mendocino. Beautiful, low key

Lots of wineries, beautiful countryside. We like to stay at the Madrones in Philo on our way up to Mendocino. Visit great wineries like Navarro, Golden Eye, Handley, Roederer... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Jeffrey C
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England
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were lucky, this was a surprise for us and totally unexpected. We are not local and did not have a great guide book, but someone recommended this place. WOW, we had sunny skies and enjoyed the drive. We bought deli sandwiches in Boonville. We stopped along the way at the wineries. Good for photos and walking. I am not... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Lots of wineries, beautiful countryside. We like to stay at the Madrones in Philo on our way up to Mendocino. Visit great wineries like Navarro, Golden Eye, Handley, Roederer. Take a hike in Handley Redwoods. Stop in Boonville.

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Arcata, California
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went wine tasting at several wineries. Very fun, people are extremely friendly and laid back. This NOT Napa Valley.. leave your snooty attitudes on the other side of the valley and enjoy the great wine and people.

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Virginia, USA
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

We have long loved the wines from this area -- whites (including a hard-to-find gewurtztraminer at Navarro) and pinot noir. Tasting rooms are pleasant, not overcrowded in mid-November, and there is good food to be had locally.

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Berkley, Michigan
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent the day driving through Anderson Valley. The green hills and sheep reminded us of Ireland! There were many vineyards open to the public to tour. You can also see many redwood trees along the way. **We picked up a map at a tourist information spot in Mendocino that listed all the vineyards. It was quite... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a very interesting wine region. Quality is quite good at one third the price of napa valley. Beautiful scenery while drinking good wines/

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Palm Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Enjoyed touring this wonderful winery region in California. It's very low key but has some amazing pinot wines.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We loved driving through Anderson valley and visiting some of the wineries. The scenery is beautiful and we can't wait to return.

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Aurora
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Get a room for a few days. Visit the abundant wineries that litter the road that runs through the Valley (CT128). Hike among the redwoods. Eat. Relax. Far from the tour buses and crowds of Napa or even Sonoma, everything is local and low key. Very much not a 'scene'. This is what wine touring out to be.

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Little River
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Anderson Valley is a treat for the Pinot lover. You will not regret it. So many wines, so much time. I really enjoy Lula, Baxter, Navarro, PhillipsHill, Toulouse. Goldeneye is great but a bit overpriced.

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