Plan a Trip to the Anderson Valley

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For years, the Anderson Valley has been a favorite getaway of mine – small, off-the-beaten-path, delicious cool-climate wines plus interesting and friendly people. I’ve talked about a few of the same wineries repeatedly, all of whose owners have vineyards in the area and continue to produce high quality wines that accurately represent the appellation: Drew [...]

Not many people who live in the Anderson Valley grew up there. And not many people who make Anderson Valley wine actually live there. Kristy Charles is an exception. She is the fourth generation to grow up on her family’s property just outside of the town of Boonville. Her father, Bill, is one of the [...]


The journey into the Anderson Valley is not an easy one, but it sure is pretty. From the west, the road follows the Navarro River in from the coast through a Redwood forest. From the east, it twists tightly like a roller coaster, weaving through a band of oaks. After an hour and a half [...]