Anderson Valley is just across the northern border of Sonoma in Mendocino
County, about a two-hour drive from San Francisco. This region is relatively
unknown to most.
The Anderson family settled here in 1851, planting apple orchards. Italian
immigrants followed in 1894, planting some of the first vineyards.
Chardonnay was among the first grapes to be planted in Anderson Valley.
Anderson Valley has also become a haven for sparkling wine producers.
Champagne Louis Roederer established their sparkling wine facility,
Roederer Estate in 1982, bringing notoriety to the region. Anderson Valley
has expanded to 62 wineries and 90 vineyards, many of which are family
Anderson Valley Chardonnay is known for its vibrant acidity and elegance.
These wines have aromas of lemon zest with stone fruits backed by
minerality and floral notes. These wines can be graceful and elegant without