About Boonville

Boonville Facts

Boonville holds a legendary festival every year. Over forty of the nation's finest breweries are featured along with wine, food, crafts, music and fun!

Location / Terrain:

Vineyards located in a beautiful valley.

Population: 1370

Driving Time/Directions

Boonville Map:

View Location On Map

Boonville Zip Code:


Boonville Elevation:

639 feet

Boonville Resources

Boonville Hotels
Boonville Restaurants
Boonville Activities
View All Listings In Boonville

Nearby Towns:

Philo (3 miles)
Yorkville (14 miles)

Upcoming Events In Boonville

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Bite Hard Boonville Road Race
Nat'l Garden Conservancy Open Garden Day @ Stoney Bottom Gardens
Not-so-simple Living Fair
17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival: Technical Session
Sierra Nevada World Music Festival

Boonville's Annual Events

Boonville Beer Festival
Woolgrower's Barbeque And Sheep Dog Trials
Wine Tasting Championships
Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Wild Iris Folk Festival
California Wool And Fiber Festival

Top Picks for Boonville

Anderson Valley Historical Museum
Faulkner County Park
Anderson Valley Wine Experience
Anderson Valley Brewing Company

Specials near Boonville

Complimentary Tour Of The B Bryan Preserve at Lodging At The B Bryan Preserve
View all specials in Mendocino County...

Boonville CA hills View of Anderson Valley in Boonville Pond on the hill in Boonville

Boonville California Information

Located along twisting Route 128 in the Anderson Valley, Boonville is a stop you won't want to miss. This tiny town, located north of Yorkville, is a fun place to explore. You'll find a number of interesting attractions here, from Anderson Valley's only museum to vineyards and breweries.

Boonville is home to about 1,400 residents, several of whom still speak their very own language, fondly known as 'Boont', a dialect created approximately 100 years ago by locals trying to keep information from nosy outsiders.

This is the largest community in the Anderson Valley and pretty much the focal center of the valley as well. Once an agricultural area full of orchards and ranches, the residents of Boonville and surrounding areas have gradually seen their apple trees being replaced by grapevines as the Anderson Valley becomes one of Northern California's premiere wine-growing regions.

Wine isn't the only alcoholic beverage that's made a name for itself here in Boonville. The local Anderson Valley Brewing Company, established in 1987, offers some of the best microbrews in California. Brewery tours are offered daily and guests can also visit the pub/tasting room for a wee taste of these excellent ales. The Brewing Company also sponsors the annual Boonville Beer Fest, which happens each May at the local fairgrounds. Beer flows freely throughout the festival and local and regional musicians keep the crowds tapping their toes.

As a matter of fact, Boonville is quite famous for a variety of annual festivals, like the much anticipated Pinot Noir Festival, held every May, which educates would-be grape growers as to the fine art of winemaking and offers tasting events to the general public.

Looking for an old-fashioned country fair? Don't miss the Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show, held every September to celebrate the upcoming harvest. Wine tasting championships occur in July, and each June, the Wild Iris Folk Festival features 'great folk artists in a small, friendly setting.'

As the only museum in the region, the Anderson Valley Historical Museum is housed in the old one-room Con Creek Schoolhouse and displays vintage farm equipment and memorabilia. Redwood groves around the museum provide a shady and pleasant place for a picnic lunch. You might even learn a little 'Boont' while you're sipping your cup of zeese (coffee) under the trees!

Another good Boonville location for a picnic is nearby Faulkner County Park, located about 3 miles northwest of the town and boasting groves and lots of pretty Anderson Valley scenery.

If you'd like to spend a night or two in the Boonville area, you'll find a handful of small inns or hotels here as well as some vacation home rentals. Opportunities for meals or purchasing food include a saloon and café, a few general stores, an ice cream parlor, a coffee shop, and a taco stand.

Additional Resources

Search Mendocino County

Custom Search