Anderson Valley

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Anderson Valley – After a crazy but late harvest in Fall 2023, winemakers recovered over the holidays and reflected on what is universally believed to have been a very good growing year.

Several wineries in Anderson Valley were chosen by Wine & Spirits Magazine to be included in their annual Top 100 Wineries list; Domaine Anderson and Minus Tide along with wineries like Siduri and Williams Selyem who source grapes from the Valley.

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Anderson Valley Winegrowers Annual Events

  • Tickets are now on sale for the White Wine Weekend on February 17-18, 2024, weekend celebrating the white wine and sparkling from the region.
  • The signature annual Pinot Noir Festival tickets are on sale NOW for the May 17-19, 2024 event. Best to buy early for limited events like Sunday’s Bubble Lounge and Saturday’s BBQ in the Vineyard.

Anderson Valley Wineries Events

Brashley Vineyards – continues their popular Valley tradition of making house-made wood oven pizzas every Monday, when you can really use a hot pizza. Open to everyone, Chef Sean has an array of interesting pizza offerings to pair with Brashley’s outstanding Anderson Valley wines…..or the Riesling they make in the Finger Lakes just because the grapes are fantastic.

Pennyroyal Farm – The winery and creamery is in the process of hiring a new chef and will soon start up their own series of wine and food events.

Domaine Anderson – Fresh off their award by Wine & Spirits Magazine as a Top 100 winery for 2023, winemaker Darrin Low presented Domaine Anderson wines at the San Francisco tasting late last year and will be in New York on February 15, 2024 for the East Coast Tasting. Darrin will also be pouring at Passion 4 Pinot in Palm Springs on February 3, 2024, and at World of Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara on March 2, 2024.

Roederer Estate – Winemaker Arnaud Weyrich will join several other panelists in Palm Springs for a Passion4Pinot seminar “Bubbles, Bubbles and More Bubbles ” on February 2nd, 11 – 12:30 at the Rancho Mirage Westin.

Scharffenberger Estate – the sparkling wine house launches a new label design as well as a revamped website.

Wentworth Vineyards – the winery is tracking progress in the barrel of its 2023 vintage of the remarkable Abel Vineyard, which Wentworth acquired in 2023. The site features special suitcase collections from Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits and has been a vineyard designate source for well-known Pinot producers Copain, Dupuis and LIOCO. 2023 also promises outstanding Nash Mill Vineyard designates Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as Wentworth’s classic AV Pinot Noir and an Anderson Valley Rose of Pinot Noir, a first for the winery.

Handley Cellars – will be hosting a special Alsatian-inspired winemaker’s pairing dinner during White Wine Weekend. Saturday, Feb, 17, 2024, 5:30-8:30 pm, join Lulu Handley and winemaker Randy Ollum in Handley’s cellar for a dinner of oysters, onion tart, trout, sausage with sauerkraut and warm apple tart.

Husch Vineyards – is celebrating all things seafood with a gift of the Husch Seafood Rub when you visit the tasting room on the weekends January 27-28 and February 3-4. 2024.

Breggo is Back – Breggo’s tasting room opens in February and will feature wines from Anderson Valley that were in production and will be finished by Doug Stewart to reflect his style of winemaking that made Breggo so popular when Doug first released award-winning wines in 2005.-2009.

Donum Estate – Spring 2024 will mark the release of the final release of Donum’s Pinot Noir wines from Angel Camp Vineyard in Anderson Valley. These include 2021 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir, 2021 Angel Camp Pinot Noir and 2021 The Observer Pinot Noir. Donum Estate will continue to make wine from its estate vineyard named Bodega and also acquired the iconic Savoy Vineyard in 2023, which is considered a marquee vineyard in the Valley, and will surely make stellar Pinot Noir from it in the future.

Regional Wine Happenings

Mendocino has an array of activities during the winter focusing on their bounty from the sea and the fruits of the vast agricultural industry, one of which is wine grapes.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

Sparkling Wine & Oyster Celebration
Saturday, January 27, 2024; 1:00 p.m., to 4:00 p.m.; Hopland, Calif.

Crab Cake Cook-Off & Wine Tasting Competition
The event benefits Mendocino Coast Clinics. Saturday, February 3, 2024; 11:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m.; Fort Bragg, Calif.

Cioppino Dinner
Friday, February 2, 2024; 5:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.; Little River, Calif.

County Wide Seafood Feasts

During the festival, chefs from Ukiah to Elk will roll out an enticing line-up of chowders, savory seafood soups, sushi, uni and oysters served every which way. From traditional fish stew at the new Good Bones Kitchen to a seafood tower for two at Left Coast Seafood Restaurant, the options for savoring the region’s stars of the sea are endless. Vue Kitchen in Gualala is another top option offering a sinful pasta pescatore with clams, tiger prawns and seasonal seafood simmered in a spicy vodka marinara sauce. A great way to savor the flavors right off the boat is a stroll through Fort Bragg’s Noyo Harbor where Princess Seafood, Noyo Fish Company and Sea Pal Cove feature sustainably wild-caught finds in a true working harbor setting. Wrap the day with a traditional crabbing cruise, harbor boat tour or visit to the nearby International Sea Glass Museum.

Mendocino travel lights up 2024 with local fare, recreation, & stunning natural beauty

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