Wine Tasting

You may think “Sonoma” or “Napa” when you think of touring wineries. But Mendocino County has nearly 40 wineries on three different tour routes.

If you’re coming to the coast from the north, you can visit the Redwood Valley and Ukiah area wineries. From the South, you’ll be driving through the Anderson Valley where you will find dozens of wineries. See list below of Valley wineries in Navarro, Boonville, Philo and Yorkville.

The county has two fine sparkling wine producers: Scharffenberger Cellars (formerly Pacific Echo) and Roederer Estates, both in Philo.

North of Fort Bragg:¬†Pacific Star features a¬†spectacular location on the coast about 15 miles north of Fort Bragg — a great spot for a picnic if you want to watch for whales or crashing surf.

Mendocino County is home to more than a third of all certified organic vineyard acreage in California. Here are a few of the Coastal and in-route organic wineries.

Black Kite Cellars (Navarro)
Breggo Cellars (Boonville)
Brutocao Cellars & Vineyard (Philo)
Christine Woods Vineyards (Philo)
Claudia Springs Winery (Philo)
Duncan Peak Vineyards (Hopland)
Eagle Point Ranch Winery (Philo)
Edmeades Winery (Philo)
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards (Philo)
Handley Cellars (Philo)
Harmonique Wine (Albion)
Husch Vineyards (Philo)
Lazy Creek Winery (Philo)
Le Vin Vineyards & Winery (Yorkville)
Londer Vineyards (Philo)
Maple Creek Winery (Yorkville)
Meyer Family Cellars (Yorkville)
Pacific Star Winery (Fort Bragg)
Philo Ridge Vineyards (Philo)
Rayes Hill Winery (Philo)
Roederer Estate (Philo)
Scharffenberger Cellars (Philo)
Toulouse Vineyards & Winery (Philo)
Yorkville Cellars (Yorkville)

For more information about wineries, their locations and weblinks, check out the website of the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association.

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