About an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge awaits a veritable country within a wondrous state, where natural beauty unites with the world-renowned California artists and artisans to inspire the senses. They call it Healdsburg. Whether you’re visiting to sample from an abundance of world-class wineries, to feast from the very best in farm-to-table dining, or just to explore the picture-perfect countryside of lush valleys and redwood forests that cradle Lake Sonoma and the Russian River, you will delight in everything… but the leaving.
More than 100 wineries are within a 20-minute drive right out of our front door (literally). Tasting is our favorite pastime and our local wine makers and tasting staffs are down to earth and easy going. You don’t have to be a wine expert, just taste and have fun.
The Wine Road
Founded more than 30 years ago, Wine Road is an association of wineries and lodgings in the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys of Northern Sonoma County. From its modest beginning as an organization of nine wineries, it has grown into a spirited constellation of more than 150 wineries and over 50 lodgings. It’s not actually a “road” in the sense of a single, continuous stretch of paved highway, but more of a treasure map to the many jewels nestled among the hills and valleys of a region where fresh air, fine wine and exquisite cuisine await those who traverse it.