Located just off the coastal region of Mendocino County and only 15 miles long, Anderson Valley and adjacent Mendocino Ridge is only two hours north of San Francisco, but a world away.
Sparsely populated and anchored by the town of Boonville (population 700), Anderson Valley was created by the Navarro River watershed and is surrounded by steep, forested slopes as well as rolling hills dotted with picturesque vineyards, farms and orchards.
It is here that Ferrari-Carano purchased a unique, vineyard property planted to Pinot Noir grapes - Sky High Ranch - on Mendocino Ridge high above Anderson Valley. The vineyard, surrounded by towering redwoods and lush forest, sits high above the fog line at over 1,500-foot elevation on the cool, steep slopes of Mendocino Ridge.
Two of our Pinot Noir wines come from this area - Sky High Ranch Pinot Noir from Mendocino Ridge and the Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley.
Anderson Valley is known as an up-and-coming appellation ideal for growing Pinot Noir grapes, where warm sunny days and cool, foggy mornings and nights create the ideal microclimate for this varietal.