It’s one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments. The highway sign as you enter the town says it all. Philo, elevation 331, population 349. You know you’re almost off the grid when the elevation is nearly as relevant as the number of people, but in the gorgeous Anderson Valley, hidden away west of the famous wine region of Napa, you also know the population is sure to grow when the valley is discovered. Thanks to the opening of The Madrones, that moment may have finally come.

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