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Anderson Valley Wine Country 411

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411 (ANDERSON VALLEY)

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STAY

The Boonville Hotel's 10 rooms, a mix of elegantly rustic bungalows and studios, all feature garden views. Choose one with either morning or afternoon sun, depending on your proclivity. The entrées, $15 to $26, change weekly at its restaurant, which overlooks the fruit and vegetable garden. Open Thursday through Monday, 6:15 p.m. to closing (the time varies according to the season and the demand).

PRICES: $100 to $275

address: 14050 Highway 128, Boonville

phone: (707) 895-2210

web: boonvillehotel.com

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EAT

A 10-minute drive from Boonville, Libby's is a simple roadside restaurant serving top-notch Mexican food—try the carnitas ($11) or the daily special—and an extensive variety of Anderson Valley wines.

HOURS: Open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

address: 8651 Highway 128, Philo

phone: (707) 895-2646

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SHOP

Karen Bates, co-owner of the Philo Apple Farm, partnered with friend Sandy Mailliard to create the Bates & Mailliard Farmhouse Mercantile in a historic building, with its original shelving, on the Boonville main drag. Inventory ranges from the farm's products-chutneys, jams, syrups and juices-to candles, knives, pots and other housewares.

address: 14111 Highway 128, Boonville

phone: (707) 895-3141

web: philoapplefarm.com

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GO

The place to hike off a wine-tasting hangover is under the canopy of redwoods in Hendy Woods State Park. Located on Philo-Greenwood Road just off Highway 128, eight miles northwest of Boonville, it encompasses nature trails that wind through two virgin groves. In spring and summer, picnicking, kayaking and canoeing are popular along the Navarro River, which runs through the park.

phone: (707) 895-3141

web: parks.ca.gov/?page_id=438

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MORE

To learn more about Anderson Valley wineries and vineyards, go to http://www.mendocino.winecountry.com

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ONLINE

For more photos and wine finds, go to latimes.com/winecountry

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