Mendocino County is one of the most picturesque areas in the state of California. Its terrain includes rolling, vineyard-covered hills, redwood forests, rugged mountains and a breathtaking coastline. Yes all that in one county which cover 3878 square miles!
Mendocino County is known as America’s Greenest Wine Region and is as famous for its untamed beauty, wide open spaces and earth-friendly farming and ranching as it is for the wines produced in its diverse soils and microclimates. We offer packages to allow you to discover our secrets firsthand!
Willits is proud to be called the “Gateway to Wine Country” going South – because once you head south on Hwy 101 you will drive through Mendocino County’s Wine County from Redwood Valley to Hopland. There are so many unique wineries, great people to meet and award winning wines! We will be happy to point out our favorites!
Willits is also called the “Gateway to the Redwoods” as you drive North on Hwy 101 – you won’t want to miss Confusion Hill, the Drive-Thru-Tree and the “Avenue of the Giants.”
And Willits is called the “Heart of Mendocino County” because of its centralized location within our county. It is an ideal place from which to take day trips in all directions; North to the majestic “Avenue of the Giants” a 31 mile drive through some of the largest and oldest Redwoods, West to the gorgeous Mendocino Coast and South to many award winning Wineries and Lakes.
Mendocino County and Willits has several northern california casinos - one right here in Willits, one just north of us and a couple South of us!