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“A fun experience”

Handley Cellars Winery
Ranked #3 of 21 things to do in Philo
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Owner description: Handley Cellars is a small family-owned winery in California’s Mendocino County. Bonded in 1982, we produce around 12,000 cases of wine a year. Our quality starts with our Estate Vineyards in Anderson Valley. We are located at the northwest end of the Anderson Valley on 59 acres of the original Holmes Ranch. Still standing on the property are the now-refurbished ranch house, barn, and the original water tower. At Handley Cellars, we offer a wide variety of wines that complement today’s diverse cuisines. Winemaker Milla Handley seeks to make balanced wines that possess distinctive varietal characteristics, wines that reflect the soil and climate in which they were grown. Handley’s beautiful tasting room is located 6 miles northwest of Philo, California, on Highway 128. We offer tours by appointment, and our garden courtyard is open for picnics. Stop by to try our selections and, while visiting, enjoy our unique display of folk art collected from around the world.
Moline, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A fun experience”
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 box of chocolates! It is well worth the stop while in Anderson Valley. Anderson Valley is our favorite wine tour! It is so quaint and so very different from the Napa scene. Don't miss out! The Pinot was great - one of our picks.

Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Amazing Wines and spectacular service!!!!!!!!!”
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 the Rsm Pinot. Hands down the best we have had in a long time. 5 stars for their wines.

Next is the service. We had Chris as our tasting room person. What a delight he was. His knowledge about the wines was easy to understand and his bubbly personality was fun to do the tasting. He made it a wonderful day for us. What an asset to their company. We can wait to come back up and visit. 10 Stars for service if I could leave that.

Thank you Handley cellars

Thank you Chris for making this a wonderful experiance

Visited January 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Don't waste your time”
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.

Visited October 2013
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“Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!”
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 collection of art and artifacts from around the world in their tasting room, Very interesting stuff. We wound up joining the Club and buying a case of various wines. All around good experience. A must visit if you are in Anderson Valley!!!!

Visited September 2013
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“Our First Stop And One Of Our Favs”
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 pics. Favs were the Chard, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

Visited August 2013
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