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 a whole new group of young people here who are really into food and wine. It’s a gift to have that new energy in Mendocino.”
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 to strolls around the scenic grounds.