Must see attractions in Along Highway 101

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    Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House

    One block east of State St, the collection’s mainstays are paintings by Grace Hudson (1865–1937). Her sensitive depictions of Pomo people and other…

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    Parducci Wine Cellars

    Sustainably grown, harvested and produced, ‘America’s Greenest Winery’ offers affordable, bold, earthy reds. The tasting room, lined in brick with low…

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    Olof Cellars

    If you visit one boutique winery in Lake County make it Olof Cellars. The wines are excellent – most are reds aged for a minimum of three years – and the…

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    Graziano Family of Wines

    The Italian Graziano family is one of the oldest grape-growing families in Mendocino County and specializes in ‘Cal-Ital’ wines – including Primitivo,…

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    Toulouse Vineyards

    Sample standout (and organic!) Pinot Gris, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir from a stunning hilltop tasting room tucked into the forest.

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    Kaz Winery

    A cult favorite, supercool Kaz is about blends: whatever is in the organic vineyards goes into the wine – and they’re blended at crush, not during…

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    Mendocino County Museum

    Among the best community museums in this half of the state. It puts the lives of early settlers in excellent historical context – much drawn from old…

  • Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

    Two miles west of Orr Hot Springs, this 2743-acre reserve protects some of the best old-growth redwood groves within a day’s drive from San Francisco. A 2…

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    Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill

    Sample a wide array of largely organic wines and then soak up the alcohol with an equally memorable olive oil tasting. Bring your favorite bottle to the…

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    Brutocao Cellars

    Located in a former 1920s schoolhouse in central Hopland, this fourth-generation family-owned winery has bocce courts, bold red wines and chocolate – a…

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    Navarro Vineyards

    One of the most visitor-friendly options around with award-winning Pinot Noir and dry Gewürztraminer; has twice-daily free tours (10:30am and 2pm;…

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    Saracina Vineyards

    The highlight of a tour here is the descent into the cool caves (book a day in advance). Sensuous whites and rare-in-California Malbecs are all…

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    Husch Vineyards

    The oldest vineyard in the valley serves exquisite tastings inside a rose-covered cottage.

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    Jackson Demonstration State Forest

    Fifteen miles west of Willits on Hwy 20, this forest offers day-use recreational activities, including hiking trails and mountain-biking. You can also…

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    City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

    The showpiece here is the ornate temple with its 10,000 golden Buddha statues, elsewhere enjoy pretty courtyards, lush landscaping and decorative peacocks…

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    Philo Apple Farm

    For the best fruit, skip the obvious roadside stands and head to this gorgeous farm for preserves, chutneys and organic heirloom apples and pears. For…

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    Langtry Estate Vineyards

    This winery has a stunning location on a hilltop overlooking the lake with picnic tables available for anyone who wants to pack a lunch. Visitors can opt…

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    Real Goods Solar Living Center

    This progressive, futuristic 13-acre campus is largely responsible for the area's bold green initiatives. Shop at the Real Goods Store, take a self-guided…

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    Nelson Family Vineyards

    Just south of Ukiah, this winery, vineyard and pear, olive and Christmas-tree farm with wondrous views over the valley is a great place to picnic (in a…