The natural beauty and delicious wines of Mendocino County make it an inspired place to visit in any season.
In winter we have chilly, meditative rains, best enjoyed by the fireside with a glass of red wine. The lush green growth of spring is evident on the vines as rain and blue skies trade days. The never-ending sun of summer turns the palette to wheat and olive as the fields dry and the oaks soak up the light. In its waning days, the sun brightens the ever-shorter days of autumn, shifting the vines to glorious rusts and golds, providing a painter’s backdrop for harvest and crush.
Whatever the season, we know you’ll love it here as much as we do.
Where to Eat
While the Highlands contain beautiful vistas and wonderful wines, there are relatively few shops and restaurants, so it’s best to eat before tasting or bring a picnic lunch. All of the wineries offer picnic spots, and Meyer Family Cellars has the additional perk of bocci ball and a playset for the kids.
The locals enjoy the new Yorkville Market. The Market celebrates community; the handmade food and crafts, the wine, the artists and craftspeople, the farmers and ranchers, and the breadth of social diversity. Showcasing and serving local products provides the opportunity to have a truly farm to fork experience in this special place.
The market hosts Friday night happy hours, monthly community dinners, regular weekend brunches, an annual BBQ Throwdown, and special and private events. In addition, the market offers catering for both large and small parties at the Market and in other locales in the beautiful Anderson Valley.
Many visitors enjoy stopping at our wineries on their way from the coast. If you stop in Philo or Boonville for lunch, the afternoon is free for tasting. Eateries we enjoy include:
- Libby’s Mexican food in Philo
- Sandwiches from the deli at Lemon’s Groceries in Philo
- Boont Berry Farm’s deli in Boonville
- Boonville General Store’s pizza, sandwiches, and other delights
- Mosswood Market’s panini’s, soups, and wraps in Boonville
- Lauren’s homestyle American-International dishes in Boonville
If you want to eat before leaving 101, we like the Railroad Station Bar & Grill in Cloverdale and Diovala Pizzaria in Geyserville. If you need to wake up a bit, Plank Coffee in Cloverdale is also nice.