Boonville, the hidden gem of California's wine country

Unlike its ever-popular cousins to the south, Sonoma and Napa, Boonville in Anderson Valley, California, doesn’t have tour buses chugging between wineries, swanky spas or the latest “it” restaurant buzzing with clamoring crowds. Instead, the person pouring could very well be the winemaker.

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    To the Vineyard! Just a few miles from Boonville, Elke Winery offers bold pinot noirs in a quaint tasting room. 
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    Hunker Down in Style The welcoming, upscale Boonville Hotel, the only hotel in town, features 15 rooms and cottages, plus a prix fixe restaurant.
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    Picnicking in the Vines Guests at the Navarro Vineyards and Winery enjoy a picnic lunch amidst the vines.
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    Quaint and Cozy Cottages The comfortable, upscale cottages on the Philo Apple Farm offer unique farm stay experiences. 
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    Feeling Sheepish Sheep lounge in the shade at the Philo Apple Farm, a working farm and cooking school in Anderson Valley. 
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    Throwback to Simpler Times A farm stand based on the honor system at the Philo Apple Farm beckons with fresh eggs, jam, apples and cider. 
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    Rustic Eats Table 128, the restaurant at the Boonville Hotel, serves a prix fixe menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. 
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    Find Treasures at the Farmer’s Market  Every Saturday, the Boonville Farmer’s Market takes place in the parking area of the Boonville Hotel. 
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