Anderson Valley

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Appellation Details

Anderson Valley is one of North America's top Pinot Noir regions, with Roederer Estate and Scharffenberger putting additional emphasis on the appellation's sparkling wine capabilities. The AVA cuts across Mendocino County only 10-15 miles away from the Pacific Ocean. Cool ocean breezes waft into the valley at night, creating vast diurnal temperature differences 40°F to 50°F below its daytime temperatures. Alluvial soils provide a wonderful home for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, as well as the Alsatian grapes Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Riesling which thrive extremely well in Anderson's cool climate.


United States → California → Mendocino County

Appellation Type

American AVA

Appellation Stats

6 wineries
8 wines
1 photo