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Handley Cellars Video Tour

Handley Cellars

3151 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 6pm, winter 10 to 5pm
Complimentary Tasting
7% off 6-11 bottles, 15% off case purchase
  Tours by Appointment
Organic and Sustainable Vineyards
  Unique Collection of Folk Art
Price Range:   $15 to $52 per bottle
Established:   1982
Vineyards:   57 acres in Anderson Valley and Dry Creek
  18,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Odie

Handley Cellars Description

Handley Cellars has a wonderful location on the eastern side of the Anderson Valley and boasts a tasting room full of folk art from around the world. They make their wines from their own certified organic vineyards as well as other vineyards, producing a rich selection of still and sparkling wines.

For more than 10 years, Milla Handley has farmed sustainably, using organic methods whenever possible. She has always sought to encourage healthy, living soils, which in turn produce vines that yield more flavorful fruit. She believes that the balanced methods used in organic farming help develop a wine’s expression of regional and varietal character. For these reasons, Milla chose to pursue organic certification for the Handley Cellars Estate Vineyard, a 3-year process that was completed in August 2005. Other fruit sources for Handley wines are sustainably farmed with minimal inputs.

Handley Cellars’ wine-tasting experience includes an eclectic mix of folk art, lovely gardens, a great patio and a range of well made Mendocino wines. The low-slung building sits on the side of a hill with vineyard views. An old British bar shares the space with “elephant chairs” from Thailand, a 22-foot-long ceremonial dugout canoe from Papua New Guinea, and numerous sculptures and antiquities from around the world.

Adjacent to the tasting room area is a wonderful patio lushly planted and adorned with numerous sculptures.

Handley Cellars Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Sparkling Wines
Pinot Noir
German, Reisling, Gewurztraminer
Estate Grown Wines
Petite Sirah
Pinot Grigio
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Picnic Sites- Superior
Art Gallery
Wine Education Seminars
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Handley Cellars Reviews

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Wine Quality
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Enjoyable stop
Wino, San Francisco
We really had a very pleasant stop at this winery. The staff was very helpful and accommodating. The Pinot Noir was richly flavored and very well balanced. We love visiting the Anderson Valley and this is a unique and beautiful spot.

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Wine Quality
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Wonderful Patio & Wines
James, Sacramento
This is a very neat spot with lots of wild stuff in their tasting room. A big long dug-out canoe is attached to one of the walls. There is all kinds of interesting and odd things displayed but it all seems to look nice and not feel like a swap meet. We actually tasted and went out to their patio and took in the late afternoon with a bottle of their Pinot Noir. The wines were very good and there was lots to taste and choose from. Besides the Pinot the Cabernet was outstanding.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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