Anderson Valley VineyardsLocated just off the coastal region of Mendocino County and only 15 miles long, peaceful and bucolic Anderson Valley is only about 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. 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 in Anderson Valley, not far from the Pacific Ocean. Two Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir wines come from Anderson Valley: Sky High Ranch, Vineyard Select Pinot Noir from Mendocino Ridge and the Ferrari-Carano Pinot Noir, 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.