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Tasting Room Hours: Daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Call ahead for groups of 6 or more: (707) 996-4188 x106.
Why go: Pleasant outdoor tasting patio, good representation of Carneros AVA wines (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir).
The Anaba Vineyards & Winery tasting room sits on the northwest corner of the busy intersection of Highways 121 and 116, a spot just a few miles southwest of downtown Sonoma known as the “Big Bend.” If you’ve driven west from Napa or southern Sonoma toward the Russian River Valley or coastal Sonoma County, chances are good that you have passed through this intersection. Enter the Anaba Vineyards & Winery tasting room from Bonneau Road on the south. There is plenty of parking, either directly in front of the tasting room entrance and around back.
Anaba Vineyards & Winery takes its name from the anabatic winds that flow over the Carneros AVA like a rocket on warm summer days. These winds originate around San Pablo Bay, north of San Francisco, where the morning fog fills a bellows of cool air that will be blown inland as the sun rises. The winds gain velocity as they jet upwards, tracing the elevation of the rolling hills of southern Sonoma and Napa Counties. On hot summer days, the winds often reach speeds over sixty miles per hour and continue flowing at that rate until well past midnight. Warm anabatic winds contribute to conditions that make Carneros an excellent region to grow world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.