San Francisco Chronicle: Uncork a perfect weekend in Anderson Valley

Foursight is named one of the "standout family wineries" in Anderson Valley in the San Francisco Chronicle! Author Tim Teichgraeber's "Uncork a perfect weekend in Anderson Valley" covers winery visits, lodging and restaurants to craft the perfect getaway.

He writes: " ... Anderson Valley wines range from very good to sublime these days. And when you sidle up to the tasting room bar, you may well be talking to a founder of the winery. That is definitely part of the charm.

One of the standout family wineries you encounter when you roll into Boonville is Foursight. The Charles family has owned property in Anderson Valley since 1943. Kristy Charles’ parents planted some grape vines in 2001, right before she headed to San Luis Obispo for college, where she met her future husband, and Foursight winemaker, Joe Webb.

'The wine business has grown up here. We now have about 30 wineries, give or take. I think we’re making really stellar wines now. Any appellation takes a while to go from foundation to having a reputation and knowing its purpose,' says Kristy Charles.

Foursight’s estate-bottled wines are made in a sleek fashion that has become a common thread in Anderson Valley winemaking. Wines up here aren’t aged in a lot of new oak. Alcohol levels are kept deliberately low when possible, and many wines are not fined or filtered. ..."