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Anderson Valley High

THE FACTS

The Anderson Valley is in Mendocino County, 120 miles north of San Francisco. Boonville, Navarro, Philo, and Yorkville are the four main towns and can be reached by taking Interstate 101 from San Francisco and then going west on Highway 128.

WHERE TO STAY
Apple Farm More than 80 varieties of apples are grown on this 30-acre farm, which also offers cooking classes from February through November. (Reserve early, they fill up quickly.) The farm has four guest rooms and rents out a cottage in Elk, a 40-minute drive away, near the ocean. DOUBLES $200, COTTAGE $250. 18501 GREENWOOD RD., PHILO; 707/895-2461

Boonville Hotel Built in the mid 1800's, the hotel has eight rooms in the main building and two rooms in a former caretaker's cottage. DOUBLES FROM $95, COTTAGE $250; DINNER FOR TWO $70. 14050 HWY. 128, BOONVILLE; 707/895-2210; www.boonvillehotel.com

WHERE TO EAT
Lemons Market Locals come here for the hand-butchered USDA prime meat and the fresh fish and crabs, caught every morning (in season) by the owner. 8651 HWY. 128, PHILO; 707/895-3552

Redwood Café Go for the bacon cheeseburgers, the strawberry cheesecake, and the apple and peach pies, made with fruit from area orchards. LUNCH FOR TWO $20. 13980 HWY. 128, BOONVILLE; 707/895-3441

WINERIES
Handley Cellars More than 10 varietals for sale; known particularly for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. 3151 HWY. 128, PHILO; 800/733-3151 OR 707/895-3876; www.handleycellars.com

Husch Vineyards Founded in 1971, this vineyard is the oldest in the valley. The Chardonnay is a best-seller. 4400 HWY. 128, PHILO; 800/554-8724 OR 707/895-3216; www.huschvineyards.com

Lazy Creek Vineyards An 89-acre estate admired for its Pinot Noir. In 2002 it introduced an affordable red table wine that is 100 percent Pinot. 4741 HWY. 128, PHILO; 707/895-3623; www.lazycreekvineyards.com

Navarro Vineyards Best known for its Gewürztraminer. 5601 HWY. 128, PHILO; 800/537-9463 OR 707/895-3686; www.navarrowine.com

Roederer Estate The 350-acre winery opened in 1981as the U.S. subsidiary of the House of Louis Roederer. The estate produces L'Ermitage, a top-rated California champagne, and Roederer Estate Brut, its most sought after cuvée. 4501 HWY. 128, PHILO; 707/895-2288; www.roedererestate.net

WHAT TO DO
Anderson Valley Farm Supply Everything a farmer could want—and Purple-Wave petunia seeds. 7050 HWY. 128, PHILO; 707/895-3655

Gowan's Oak Tree For apples (and hot cider), pears (up to eight varieties), seven types of corn (in season), and 15 kinds of squashes. 6350 HWY. 128, PHILO; 707/895-3353

Hendy Woods State Park The 845-acre park, with 100 acres of 1,000- to 2,000-year-old coast redwoods. Visitors can fish on the Navarro River and hike the two miles of trails. 18599 PHILO-GREENWOOD RD., PHILO;707/895-3141; www.parks.ca.gov

Mendocino County Fair The county fair is held in September, but there are festivals year-round. 14400 HWY. 128, BOONVILLE; 707/895-3011; www.mendocountyfair.com

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