Mendocino Wine Country begins about 90 miles north of San Francisco in the inland valleys of Mendocino County. Due to the varied terrain and expansive range of micro climates, Mendocino
is able to produce an impressive variety of grapes that create superior wines.
Willits • Ukiah • Hopland • Redwood Valley • Leggett
The Mendocino Wine Tasting Tour
is best traveled in a loop, beginning on Highway 101, in the quaint little town of Hopland.
This community was formed in 1890, when Wallace Thatcher opened the first wine country lodging
next to the railroad station to comfort weary
travelers. These wineries and tasting rooms along Hwy 101, are your best option if you're headed to the North Coast via Hwy 20.
Yorkville • Boonville • Philo • Navarro
As you meander along Highway 128, you'll find picturesque vineyards with world famous wineries and tasting rooms
. Ocean breezes cool the Anderson Valley's Yorkville, Boonville and Philo to produce superb Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. The Southeast end and sunny ridges above Anderson Valley produce excellent Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.