Sonoma to Mendocino
Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch
13128 Occidental Road
Open: All year 8-5 Daily. Closed Sat.
Fresh frozen apple juice all year. No U-Pick
Apples: Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, Rome (Aug-Feb.) Bartlett pears:( Aug. 15-Nov.1)
Bates & Schmitt
(The Apple Farm)
18501 Greenwood Road
Phone: (707) 895-2461 or (707) 895-2333
Apples: 60 varieties including Ashmead's Kernel, Swaar, English Russett, Winter Banana, Red Gold, Cox Orange Pippin, Kidd's Orange Red, King of Thompkins, Splendour, Sierra Beauty, Pink Pearl, Jonathan, Rhode Island Greening, Fall Pippin
3175 Sullivan Road
Open: Sept 1-Oct 15; Mon-Fri 9 to 4; Sun 10-2
Asian pears and apples (8 varieties each), persimmons, juice, dried lavender. Gift boxes available
Gowan's Oak Tree
6600 HWY. 128 - Philo
Phone: (707) 895-3353
Directions: From San Francisco - Take US-101 North.
Take the ramp towards central Cloverdale.
Turn left onto SR-128. Turn right at the intersection of S Cloverdale Blvd. to stay on SR-128. Go through Boonville and Philo. Gowans Oak Tree is aproximatley 7 miles North West of Philo on highway 128.
Apples: 67 heirloom varieties
visit the Gowan's Oak Tree website
Elke Family Orchard
Booneville, Mendocino county
5566 Gravenstein Hwy N
Open: Daily 9-5 all year
Visit the farm & sample over 100 homemade products. Organic apples in season. Pies, tarts and cookies from the farm bakery. Gift shop, deli & espresso bar. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter.
Martinelli Winery Inc. Vineyards & Orchards
3360 River Road
Phone: 707-525-0570; 800-346-1627
Open: All year Daily 10-5
Martinelli Winery & tasting. Wines & gift packs, apples, pumpkins, dried fruits, honey, mustards, vinegars and gourmet items. Gift shop, mail order, wheelchair access.
Twin Valley Ranch
Phone: (707) 823-2815
Directions: Located 1 hour North of San Francisco in the heart of Sonoma County. Take highway 101 north to the 116 west Cotati exit. Travel west on 116 for 9 miles until you come to the first
light make a left at Bloomfield Rd. Travel about 2 miles until a stop sign. Go straight on Pleasant Hill Rd. A little over a mile will be another stop sign and make a right the first driveway to your
right will be Twin Hill Ranch 1689 Pleasant Hill Rd.
History: Twin Hill Ranch family owned business was started in 1942 by the late Darrel Hurst and his wife Margery. The Hurst's brought up 13 children (8 are adopted). Twin Hill is now run by wife Margery and youngest son Benjamin.
Description: "The Ranch is a great place to visit throughout the year. January through March is after our harvest and we still remain open with apples available from storage. March and April is a very beautiful time with the apple blossoms in bloom. May through the summer months one is able to enjoy a country atmosphere with family picnics. Children of all ages can enjoy the play area. July through October is Harvest Time; a great time for group tours of our packing house. November through December is our busy holiday season when we have merchandise available from caramel apples to homemade crafts. As you can see, we have something for everyone to enjoy at our Ranch."
visit the Twin Valley Ranch website
10955 Upp Road
Open: Aug 1-Nov 15 Daily 10-5
27 varieties of apples Try before you buy! No U-pick. End of 1/2 mile scenic dirt road, Upp Rd Sebastopol.