• Introducing Mendocino’s New Hot Spot… Philo?!

    A lot has changed in the microscopic town of Philo since Jim Roberts opened his inn, The Madrones, three years ago.  Prompted by financial woes of the recession, Roberts transformed the design center and office complex he’d owned for 25 […]

  • Changes in the Anderson Valley

    The Madrones is a complex on the east side of Philo that houses four tasting rooms, a bed and breakfast, a nice garden/housewares store called Sun and Cricket, and a new restaurant – Stone and Embers.  We heard that Stone […]

  • Embers Only: A Critical Five-Table Getaway Restaurant

    You’ve got a date. You’ve got your wheels. Now all you need for a monumentally sexy getaway is miles of vineyards, fluttering Egyptian-cotton sheets and a turducken pizza. Tell your phone to point you toward Stone & Embers, a postage-stamp-sized […]

  • Rustic getaway in Mendocino County

    The bucolic vineyards, sheep ranches and apple orchards of Anderson Valley often race by in a blur as drivers navigate Highway 128 on their way to the Mendocino coast. But as more wineries plant grapes in the valley’s cool climate […]

  • Stone & Embers fires up Mendocino

    The Madrones sits in the middle of nearly nowhere, a Mediterranean mansion and gardens on Hwy. 128 in Philo. But the luxury B&B complex with shops and wine tasting rooms has attracted a notable chef, Patrick Meany, who is opening […]

  • Breezing Through Anderson Valley

    If you’re making a two-nighter out of your trip, I’ll suggest the hottest new spot for lodging, winetasting and hanging out: The Madrones, in Philo. It’s just across from the Balo tasting room. Madrones proprietor, architect and designer, Jim Roberts, […]

  • Stone & Embers Offers Alfresco Dining at The Madrones in Anderson Valley

    Those who visit the rustic elegance of The Madrones’ Mediterranean compound in Anderson Valley can now linger over a casual alfresco meal at the property’s newest addition, Stone & Embers Restaurant.  A wood-burning stove is at the heart of Chef/Owner […]

  • More from California Wine Country

    The Madrones (Mendocino County) This food-wine complex has a cheese shop, tasting rooms for four wineries, guest rooms and classes on canning and foraging. 9000 Hwy. 128, Philo; 707-895-2955. Read the full article at foodandwine.com.

  • Your Guide To Northern California’s Anderson Valley

    In Philo, The Madrones feels like a stylish European home surrounded by courtyards and vineyards. Once you check into one of the four chic suites designed for two to four guests, the list of activities runs aplenty, from winery tours […]

  • Anderson Valley: ‘bahl hornin’ in America’s greenest wine country

    The Madrones showcases the vision, talents and dedication of its congenial and multi-talented owner, James Roberts. An accomplished artist and professional designer, Roberts swapped the corporate world for this more serene and fulfilling lifestyle, a sentiment echoed by many Anderson […]