Anderson Valley Wine History (Part 2)

Winegrowing and winemaking are important to Anderson Valley today. But the industry is a relative newcomer. Prohibition put the local wine industry on ice during the 1920s and 1930s as vineyards fell into neglect or were pulled for legal crops like orchards or for open grazing land. Some grape growers sold their land and moved. […]

Anderson Valley Wine History (Part 1)

Winegrowing and winemaking are such important parts of Anderson Valley today that it seem strange to realize that they are relative newcomers. The Valley is one of the most beautiful and productive areas of California’s North Coast region with a rich and colorful history. White men first came to Mendocino County in the 1830s when […]