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Nov 28, 2006 04:28 AM

Seeking best wineries to tour in Mendocino area

While in the Mendocino area we will be looking for wineries to visit. Any suggestions?

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  1. I love the Mendocino area. Fetzer has a great tasting room in Mendocino..the winery is near Hopland. Roederer Estate, Husch, Navarro, Handley are all in the Anderson Valley.

    1. Definitely Fetzer and also Jeriko.

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      1. re: nikinaka

        Fetzer closed the Hopland tasting room last March.

      2. My recommendations from this post have not changed:

        There are two main clusters of wineries in Mendocino County: those in the Anderson Valley and those near Hopland. You could theoretically do both on the same day, but I'd suggest choosing one or the other. I prefer Anderson Valley since the cooler climate produces sparklings, Alsatian varieties, and Pinot Noirs that appeal more to me. The Hopland cluster specializes in warmer climate grapes like Syrah and Zinfandel. Assuming you're driving to Mendocino from somewhere to the south, Anderson Valley also lies on the more direct route to Mendocino; Hopland is a small detour.

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        1. re: nja

          Do the winereies in Anderson Valley charge a tasting fee?

        2. Also try Esterlina - fun tasting experience and beautiful view.

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