Nestled in the breathtaking, fog-cooled hillside and mountain terrain of Northern California’s Anderson Valley, Domaine Anderson is located near the small, pioneering winegrowing community of Philo. The cooling marine layer that is characteristic of this region provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
It was the region’s ideal conditions that led Jean Claude Rouzaud, Chairman of Louis Roederer, to this remote corner of Mendocino County in the early 1980’s. In search of the perfect vineyard sites in which to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, Rouzaud knew the Valley’s sloping hillsides and cooler climate would provide optimal conditions for the fulfillment of his vision - to create world class American sparkling wines that met the House of Roederer’s highest standards of distinction.
In 2011, with a commitment to honoring and extending its longstanding tradition of winemaking excellence, the Rouzaud family acquired the Dach vineyard and winery, a beautiful, small property in the heart of the Anderson Valley. Over a year of relentless work has brought the vineyards to the highest standards of viticulture. And, a significant investment in leading edge equipment has turned the winery into a best-in-class facility designed and equipped specifically for small lot production of Domaine Anderson’s site-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.