Life slows down in Anderson Valley. The vineyards, farms, ranches, and micro-towns are organic food and beverage meccas in America’s Greenest Wine Region, Mendocino County.
The two-lane California Highway 128 turns and curls through Anderson Valley (AV) on California’s North Coast. The scenery changes around each curve and over the next rise. The drive through shifting landscapes of woodlands, undulating hills, vineyards, fruit orchards, olive groves, pasturing livestock, high chaparral, and verdant valleys is part of the AV experience.
Falling in love with this laid-back and productive valley is easy; just show up. But the longer you stay, the more folks you meet, the better it gets.
1. Get In Touch With Your Inner Explorer
AV is rural. It’s farmland. There’s not a stoplight to be seen, no four-lane roads, and definitely no big-box stores or beehive hotel…