Mendocino is a dream destination for wine lovers. Unspoiled, unhurried, authentic, this breathtakingly scenic wine country offers an uncrowded and relaxed wine tasting experience.
Winemaking here is a labor of love. Many wineries are family owned and operated, some for many generations. In the tasting room, the person pouring your wine might have grown the grapes and crafted the wine. Winemakers take the care and stewardship of this beautiful land seriously, and Mendocino has the highest percentage of organic and sustainably farmed vineyards in the country. Traditional winemaking methods are combined with forward-thinking techniques like using beneficial insects instead of pesticides.
Anderson Valley’s unique climate, with its rolling hills and high ridges cooled by morning mists and breezes and warned by the golden sun in the afternoons and evenings, creates a unique environment for grapes. Award-winning wines spring from this special terroir, including some of California’s best sparkling wines and pinot noirs. Aromatic and fragrant whites, like gewürztraminer and riesling, also thrive here.
Our roots run deep, and our wines shine with the passion of the artists who created them and a sense of place you can taste. Enjoy a glass – or two – at a distinctive tasting room, a cozy bar overlooking the ocean, an historic inn, or an innovative restaurant, and you’ll know why Mendocino’s wines are so special.