Things to Do in The Mendocino Area

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 Award-winning beers, plus seasonal releases (look for the Deep Enders Dark Porter). Read More

This well-curated general store turns everyday items like Mason jars and balls of twine into exquisite collectibles. Read More

Hang around the store and listen for the village’s tongue-in-cheek dialect, Boontling (supposedly rooted in Scottish Gaelic and Irish). Read More

The name means “sheep” in Boontling—a nod to the property’s former life as one of the oldest sheep ranches in the region. Read More

Located in the hills, with panoramic views. Tastings are accompanied by bowls of Goldfish and Cheetos—a savory (if irreverent) touch. ... Read More

Try a Pinot Noir at Goldeneye, a modern Mendocino County winery surrounded by gardens and redwoods. Read More

If woodworking is your thing, drop in at this gallery. Read More

An Anderson Valley pioneer, housed in a charmingly rustic converted barn. Read More

Tom Lemons sells his own line-caught salmon. Read More

When the logging dried up in the 1930s, the artists started moving in; eventually, they founded this nonprofit, which gives scholarships, rents studio... Read More

In the summer, cool off in the Navarro River swimming hole beneath Philo Greenwood Bridge. Read More

A popular draw for its affordable whites and outdoor picnic tables under trellised grapevines. Read More

Remarkable Pinots made by artist Toby Hill (grab his ’07 Marguerite—if you can get it). Read More

Don’t miss Placewears, a housewares store owned by former managers of ’60s retail trailblazer Design Research. Read More

From the French makers of Cristal: sparkling wines at a much more budget-friendly price, in the valley’s poshest setting. Read More

Up the road in Philo, you can also visit the most photogenic tasting room in the valley, in a 19th-century wooden building once used for drying apples. Read More

Founded by retired fire captain Vern Boltz, this small, deceptively humble operation produces much-lauded wines and exceptional grapes. Read More

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