- Boonville, California
Boonville is an
unincorporated townin Anderson Valleyin Mendocino County, California.
Located convert|115|mi|km north of
San Francisco, Boonville is best known as the source of the Boontlingfolk language. Bottles from the local Anderson Valley Brewing Companyare labeled with the motto "It's bahl hornin'," which means "It's good drinkin'" in Boontling.
An Alsatian Varietals wine festival is held at the fairgrounds each February. In early spring (April or May), the annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival is held at the fairgrounds, featuring beers from about 50 craft breweries. [http://www.avbc.com/news/boontbeerfest.html] A Pinot Noir Festival is held in May. In July, the Wool-growers'
Barbecueand Sheepdog Trials is held at the fairgrounds. Boonville hosts the annual Mendocino County Fair in September.
Boonville, despite its population of very few people it has a minor reputation among political leftists in the USA for countercultural ideals, including promotion of
organic food. The town serves as the setting for the novel "Boonville" (2001) by Robert Mailer Anderson. Some commentators believe Boonville may be the setting for the novel " Vineland" (1990) by Thomas Pynchon. Fact|date=February 2007
The town is known to Unificationists as the site of the successful but ill-fated
Creative Community Project, of which it is said that almost one-third of American church members joined. [http://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Books/Tbns/TBNS-06.htm]
The ZIP Code is 95415. The community is inside
area code 707.
In the state legislature Boonville is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat
Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Boonville is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url=http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.
* [http://www.theava.com The "Anderson Valley Advertiser"] - the weekly newspaper of
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