3) Lazy Creek Vineyards. Named for the meandering creek that runs through the 95-acre ranch, Lazy Creek Vineyards is located a few miles west of Philo in Anderson Valley. A pleasant detour off Highway 128, LCV's narrow, dirt road overgrown with rambling bushes and ferns, towering redwoods and oak trees, opens onto a bucolic setting complete with a new winery building and tasting room, rustic barn, cottages and a menagerie of animals, gardens, fruit trees and vineyards -- all welcoming visitors to this truly magical place. Just how good are LCV’s cool-climate pinots, chardonnays and gewürztraminers? Good enough to be a featured wine of Dean and Deluca, and good enough to prompt Dry Creek’s Ferrari-Carano winery to acquire the vineyard in 2008. One of the oldest wineries in the valley, Lazy Creek is committed to sustainable growing practices and the small scale production of acclaimed Pinot Noir.
From Lazy Creek, it’s just a 5 mile drive down Highway 128 to one of the most beautiful tasting rooms and vineyards in the valley: