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“My Favorite Wine Region” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Anderson Valley

Anderson Valley
Philo, CA
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Philo
Activities: Wine tasting, Dining
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Owner description: A concentration of high-quality wineries north of San Francisco.
Long Beach, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“My Favorite Wine Region”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I am conflicted in writing this review because while I love this region but hope that it never gets any more crowded than it already has become.

Visited August 2012
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Berkeley, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Beautiful in Springtime and lots of wine!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I come to this valley several times a year and this spring it is more gorgeous than ever. All is green, apple trees are in bloom, and very woolly sheep graze in the pastures. Lots of wonderful wineries--Husch, Navarro, Scharffenberger, Roederer, Handley, many I have not yet visited, and some newer ones--Bint and Breggo, both of which have excellent wines. I prefer Anderson Valley to Napa or Sonoma Valleys because of less traffic and less hype.

Visited April 2013
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FB, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
51 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Gorgeous drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The inland valley is very scenic. Not the greatest road for some of it, but lovely in all the different seasons. You'll probably see flocks of turkeys, maybe a deer or two (hopefully not in the road) and wonderful vistas.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Bragg, California
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Anderson Valley (Boonville) on Hwy 128”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

What is not to like driving from Cloverdale to Hwy 1 slong the Navarro River to the North Coast of Mendocino. Boonville is a great one-horse town. Eat at Lauren's Cafe for healthy, delicious, down-home Food. Vist Burt's Boontberry Farms Store opposite the drive-in at the north end of town.

Visited October 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Simply magical”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This probably was what Napa valley was before it become too commercialized. It is gorgeous and simple. There are just enough wineries for a long weekend stay and enough places in Boonville to enjoy an intimate stay. It is about a 45 minute drive or an hour to the coastline. That road is quite windy. You drive through beautiful land and vineyards. Its a vastly open area.

Visited September 2012
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