4/5 - Good
Verified travelerDec 5, 2019
Hotel was nice, clean and quiet. The architecture of the building was nice, a couple steps above just a plain cookie cutter building.
Learn the history of this quaint wine town in the midst of valleys of vineyards and taste the grape varieties to select your favorite wines.
With its elegance and charm, Healdsburg is among the most reputable wine towns in California. The Russian River meanders through this small community, which unites the wine regions of Dry Creek, Alexander Valley and the Russian River Valley. Travel across the many vineyards here to get a taste for Californian wine.
Stroll through Healdsburg Plaza to appreciate the town’s atmosphere. This is the most lively part of the community, with boutiques, hotels and restaurants. Walk east for several blocks for the Healdsburg Museum, which chronicles the history of the town through photos, artifacts and documents.
Other cultural highlights in the town center include the Healdsburg Center for the Arts and the Raven Performing Arts Theater. Play a few rounds at Healdsburg Golf Club in the town’s eastern outskirts.
Rent a car to explore the vineyards in the surrounding valleys. Grapes prosper from the dry, hot summers and cool winters in the region. Dry Creek Vineyard is known as the Wine for Sailors due to the iconic sailboat images on its bottles. Choose from one of the tours around the scenic winery and taste its famous dry chenin blanc.
Southeast of the town is Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards, which has a range of tours and tastings available on its 1,300-acre (526-hectare) grounds. Enjoy a meal prepared by the estate’s culinary artist, who pairs the food with the estate’s wines. Visit nearby vineyards, such as the Hanna Winery and Vineyards, the Pezzi King Winery, the Soda Rock Winery and Stuhlmuller Vineyards.
The town is north of the Bay Area in northwestern California. Fly to San Francisco International Airport and drive north for 80 miles (130 kilometers) to get here in about 90 minutes. Cycle or drive to reach the various vineyards. Make sure to see other parts of the region, such as Sacramento, Santa Rosa and Napa.
Live a wine connoisseur’s dream in Healdsburg, with its cultured town center and undulating valleys of vineyards.
Reviewed on Dec 7, 2019
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019
Choose from the range of informative and intriguing tours and try the acclaimed brand known as the Wine for Sailors.
You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Mazzocco Winery during your travels to Healdsburg. Check out the wineries or top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.
You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Soda Rock Winery during your travels to Healdsburg. Amble around this romantic area's riverfront and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.
You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Robert Mondavi Winery during your travels to Oakville. Make time for the spas and local tours in this walkable area.
Savor the sumptuous creations of this family-owned winery, which has produced award-winning vintages at this stunning Napa Valley location for generations.
Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Old Faithful Geyser of California, a popular green space in Calistoga. Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this romantic area.
Discover the world-renowned wine region of Napa and Sonoma on this private tour in a luxury car. With your choice of an elegant town car or elite SUV, indulge in delicious samples of wine throughout the region without having to worry about driving.
Pedal between tastings of Dry Creek Valley’s full-bodied zinfandels and crisp white wines on a guided bike tour of the vineyards around charming Healdsburg. Cruise to family-run and boutique wineries, and relax over a gourmet picnic lunch among the vines.
Learn the fine art of food and wine pairing in Healdsburg, one of the most charming little towns in the Sonoma Valley. On this guided tasting adventure, you hit the gourmet highlights of the culinary-centered city, sampling delectable selections of locally made wine paired with mouthwatering gastronomic delights.
Discover the birthplace of the California wine industry in picturesque Sonoma Valley. Awaken your taste buds with big, bold red wines and elegant whites from 3 selected wineries. Throughout the day, sample some of the region's finest chocolate and cheese.
Set out on a leisurely kayaking adventure as you paddle along a scenic stretch of the rushing Russian River, starting in downtown Healdsburg and winding your way downstream to the Wohler Bridge. Tackle gentle rapids and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife before refueling over a gourmet picnic lunch.
Itinerary 5 Course Food and Wine Experience in our private Barrel Room. Taste 5 specially paired plates with our handcrafted wines. Learn about our winemaking process and our food pairing ideas. Advance RSVPs are required as the Barrel Room is often booked 2-3 months out.
Verified travelerAug 28, 2019
Quaint little town overflowing with charm...