Anderson Valley is a wine region with a small-town feel and a strong sense of community. Our valley runs along CA Highway 128 on the way to Mendocino and is home to some of the best natural wines in California. If you’re planning a trip, there is plenty to experience. Follow our guide to the best food, wines, and parks in Anderson Valley.

Take a hike in the redwoods

Carve out half a day to spend hiking the moderate trails of Hendy Woods State Park in Philo. Groves of breathtaking old-growth redwoods will envelop you in their silence, offering the gift of solitude. The state park has camping facilities available and is located close to the best Anderson Valley wines.

The trails are only a couple of miles long, making them the perfect choice for a half-day hike, leaving plenty of time to enjoy a local meal and of course, some wine.

Enjoy the local food

There are tons of farms located in Mendocino County, and wherever you go, you’ll taste fresh, farm-to-table food with a focus on sustainability. You will pass a few farmstands along the route, plus more. We recommend the Boonville Hotel and their famous Sunday Paella; wood-fired pizza across the street at Offspring; Wickson at The Madrones in Philo, with a lovely outdoor courtyard or if you prefer a picnic, stop by Disco Ranch, Mosswood Market, or Boonville General Store for sandwiches, Baked goods, and Small Bites.

For dessert, don’t miss the brightly colored Paysanne, serving homemade organic ice cream, freshly baked treats, and espresso.

Taste the best natural wines in Anderson Valley

Natural wine is a way of life. Visit Artevino Wines, an off-the-beaten-path, a small-production winery with a cozy atmosphere and a knack for making new friends. Our vineyards are sustainably grown, and our wine is made with respect for the land and our community.

Discover what makes Anderson Valley special

The best Anderson Valley wineries create wines that reflect an intimate relationship between the land and the people who work the land. We specialize in making some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the country. But our climate is also uniquely suited to grow classics like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Spend a day or two with us and experience the beauty of a powerful wine region with a small-town charm.

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