Anderson Valley is a cool growing region, which extends about 10 miles and contains over 20 different types of alluvial soils. It stretches from Yorkville Highlands through Boonville and Philo to Navarro. Since the 1980s, the area has been associated with sparkling wine due to the success of the Champagne house Louis Roederer’s California operation Roederer Estate.
This region is renowned for producing world class Pinot Noir and fine Alsatian Varietal wines. The characteristics of the Anderson Valley’s four most widely planted varietals include Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, and White Riesling, but many producers also have great success with Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah.
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Looking for more information about the Anderson valley? Check out these great posts:
~ The Goose is Loose!
~ Mary had a little Breggo
~ Little Tasting Room
~ Jim Ball Vineyards Anderson Valley Signature Pinot Noir 2007
~ Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association
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