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May 10, 2011 10:49 AM

Winery stops from San Francisco to Fort Bragg?

I'm looking for non-touristy tasting rooms, informal tours, lovely grounds for a picnic and--most important--well-made reds, esp. pinot noir and syrah. Traveling 101 to 128.

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  1. Am assuming you mean wineries on the 128 out to Ft. Bragg. First winery
    is Yorkville Cellars, organic Bordeaux Style wines, then in Philo there's Roederer Champange, Navarro Winery, great Anderson Valley reds/whites. Stop by Gowan's fruit stand for apples, cider,etc also in Philo. Fort Bragg has winery Called Pacific Star with tasting room in the Skunk Train Depot-winery located 10 miles north and on the coast.
    Checkout for more wineries. None are touristy. This area well known
    For pinots, syrah not so much.

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    1. re: ambercontegssa

      Many thanks for referral to the excellent, informative The site has an Andersoon Valley winery map with a legend indicating which wineries have tasting rooms, as well as links to the individual winery websites. Definite stop planned at Navarro, which distributes to restaurants but not to wine shops.