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Handley Cellars Winery

3151 Highway 128, Philo, CA
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Philo
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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Western Australia, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

At last, a winery with a tasting room which is just that!!! Forget Napa, head for Mendocino County. Unpretentious, quality wines with good old fashioned hospitality. After being robbed for tasting in Napa the offer of free tasting was welcome. Chris was personable, knowledgeable and accommodating...not to mention has great taste in cars. Their wines were among the best we... More

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Moline, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stopped in Handley for wine tasting and again had a great time. This is our second visit and we enjoyed it once again. The staff is excellent! We tasted all the wines and of course we found several that we really liked. We bought a couple of bottles to enjoy at our hotel! They actually gave us a small... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

My wife and I came up to Anderson Valley Thursday the 16th of january and we fell in love with valley. We went to a few Winery's and just fell in love with the last stop at Handley Cellars. The wines are amzing. We love our Pinot's and just fell in the love with their 2010 Anderson Valley Pinot and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Any tasting room that serves 4 day old wine does not deserve your visit. The wine was stale and when I asked the server indicated that it was about 4 days old. I was shocked. We got out of there quick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This was the first trip to this winery and it was not disappointing. Excellent staff - especially Ali. She was a sweetheart that took the time to show us around the winery and the vineyard. Spent lots of time explaining the different wines. We met the owner - Alma - who was very personable and friendly. They have a excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have been fortunate to have several wine tasting trips to Calif. This was our very first time at Handley. I found the place to be unique, peaceful. The gal who helped us was friendly, very mellow and not pushing sales. Both we and our friends purchased bottles there and had some shipped. Loved the outdoor setting and took many... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were early, so we parked on the side of the highway eating blackberries. Once the place opened, we walked in to a witing excited lady happy to see her first customer. Before taste testing, she showed us the grounds, let us taste a few grapes on the vines, and snuck us in the back for a few photo ops... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Handley Cellars is one of the oldest wineries in the region. They make exceptional pinot noirs, pinot gris, and many more. In addition to their outstanding wines, the tasting room is classic Anderson Valley - lovely and understated, friendly educated staff, and welcoming environment. This is NOT Napa or Sonoma Valley, and we love that!

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Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

some of the finest wines i have tasted, particularly the Pinots, they were all exceptional. also very memorable the syrah and Zins

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Handley Cellars winemaker has been making wine since the '70's! And, believe us, SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING!! Award winning Pinot Noir's, Gewurtztriminer, Viognier, Chardonnay and Zin's, plus -- her passion -- a Brut Rose that is devine! The tasting room staff know their stuff and treat you like royalty! What a find!

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