• The PureWow guide to Inspiration Highway

    Call it a night at this charming nine-room boutique inn. Ask for a room in the recently refinished guesthouse, which is decked out in modern furnishings with quirky touches (like a large framed painting of an exotic bird). Read the […]

  • Once Upon a Time

    Until The Madrones opened, the quirky and still great Boonville Hotel was the only decent lodging in the valley. Cloistered buildings and courtyards house four tasting rooms featuring some of the best small-batch wines around, as well as a new […]

  • Winter escapes for the North Coast thrifty

    Tourists come from all over the world to experience the rugged North Coast during the fall, but during the winter time, it’s pretty quiet. If you live here and yearn to get away in your own beautiful back yard, you […]

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

    Mendocino County has 107 wineries and more than 17,000 acres of vineyards, but it draws visitors for other pleasures like giant redwoods, Dungeness crab, wild chanterelle mushrooms, an exhilarating rocky coast and, yes, marijuana cultivation. Mendocino is laid-back, to say […]

  • Lovers Of California Wine, Keep An Eye On Anderson Valley

    Anderson Valley is the way Napa used to be. The region, squeezed in on the west side by Hendy Woods State Park and redwoods, with the Navarro River trickling nearby, is about 100 miles north of San Francisco. It has […]

  • Decanter travel guide: Anderson Valley, California

    Knez (knezwinery.com) is a fairly new winery, producing Chardonnay and Pinot from some of the valley’s top vineyards: Demuth and Cerise. Its tasting room, as well as Drew’s (drewwines.com), is in the small complex known as The Madrones. Both wineries […]

  • Will America’s Pot Capital Choose Wine Over Weed?

    Today Cahn confesses “shock” at seeing 30 wineries in her once remote and quiet valley. Of course, it’s still quiet and remote—but the young energy is promising. Notes Jim Roberts, proprietor of Anderson Valley’s boutique inn, The Madrones, “There is […]

  • New Travel Deals: March 2014

    Spring is on the horizon, so why not celebrate with a trip? We’ve found some great deals for destination weddings, honeymoons or weekend getaways. Read on for a little inspiration. Split your stay between Brewery Gulch and The Madrones hotel […]

  • Winery Adventure: The Madrones, Philo

    Anderson Valley is an elixir for the soul. In this maritime-influenced land of cool-climate Alsatian whites and pinot noir, weathered fence posts struggle to prop up dew-laden heritage roses, ancient water towers stand sentinel over vine rows stitched into steep […]

  • Winter ski and getaway packages blowing warm and cold

    Where will this winter take you? Whether to warm climes or cold, here are some fun in the sun and fun in the snow deals that might feel just right. California Dreamin’ in Mendocino County With an internationally acclaimed wine […]