Many of the participating wineries at Winesong produce wines with organically grown grapes, or utilize bio-dynamic farming practices. As one of the older wineries in Anderson Valley, Handley Cellars made a commitment long ago to responsible and organic farming, long before it was popular. In fact, the Handley Estate Vineyard obtained an organic certification back in 2005. Handley Cellars’ vision, approach, and respect for the land shows in their new releases of Gold Medal Winning Wines as well as in all things related to the vineyard and winery.
This vision was instilled by Proprietor & Founding Winemaker Milla Handley, who had a hand in every aspect of Handley Cellars – right down to the wine label design. As a young girl, Milla was influenced by her parent’s love of the natural world and collection of tribal art. This influence is seen not only on Handley’s labels, but also in their exotic tasting room décor.
If you happen to be attending this weekend’s Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to taste the latest wines from Handley Cellars: 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir, Estate; 2014 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley; 2014 Pinot Noir, Yorkville Highlands; 2014 Pinot Noir, Helluva Vineyard; 2014 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard; 2014 Pinot Noir, RSM Vineyard. You’ll most likely have a chance to sample these wines at Winesong too! Plus, Handley Cellars is a generous donor that also donates a stay at their property in Anderson Valley! Great wine, great property, great people – it’s a win-win-win!