This pictuesque region snakes along Highway 128 and is home to a unique group of wineries producing a broad range of excellent, award winning wines. Wineries and tasting rooms can be found every few miles from Yorkville, through the charming towns of Boonville, Philo and Navarro.
For over 100 years, this area has been famous for the quality and succulence of the produce that can be purchased at local, roadside fruit stands along Highway 128. The Apple Farm, located in Philo, has taken that tradition to another level and offers tours and cooking classes.
Located in the middle of the picturesque Anderson Valley; this beautiful primeval forest of Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirons) features two virgin groves: Big Hendy with a self-guided discovery trail and Little Hendy. The Navarro River runs the length of the park and swimming, kayaking and canoeing are permitted. The park also features exhibits and Junior Ranger nature walks and there are 25 picnicking sites near the banks of the River.
Before the hills of Mendocino County were covered with vines they were green with hops and the beer brewing tradition continues today. Anderson Valley Brewing Company located in Boonville is also home of the Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Fest every May. Other County microbreweries include the Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah Brewing Company (home of the first organic, bottled beer and the first organic brewpub in the US), and Fort Bragg’s North Coast Brewing Company.
Anderson Valley is world-famous for its wineries, its casual elegance, and its charmingly eccentric individualism. Just south of the county line, California 128 branches off from Highway 101 to the northwest into Mendocino County.
Also a primary County gateway, Anderson Valley is world-famous for its wineries, its casual elegance, and its charmingly eccentric individualism. Just south of the county line, California 128 branches off from Highway 101 to the northwest into Mendocino County. As Highway 128 makes its way toward the coast, you will see picturesque farms and towns, rolling vineyards and majestic redwood groves.
Take some time to explore the town of Boonville where you will find charming shops, galleries, and many tasting rooms. It is difficult to imagine a more perfect wine-tasting excursion; dozens of family-owned wineries and tasting rooms lie conveniently concentrated within a single stretch of about 35 miles from Yorkville to Navarro. Oftentimes, tasting is free and tasting rooms are staffed by the winemaker or family. Wine tasting in Mendocino County is a unique and personal experience that promises to lure you back time and time again.
While you are traveling through Philo, make sure to stop at one of our unique farm stands that feature heirloom apple varieties, apple cider, and locally grown produce.