Healdsburg is a city located in Sonoma County, California, in the United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 11,254. Healdsburg is a commercial center for northern Sonoma County as well as being one of Northern California's wine capitals: three of the most important wine-producing regions (the Russian River, Dry Creek, and Alexander Valley AVAs) meet in Healdsburg.Healdsburg is centered on a 19th-century plaza that provides an important focal point for tourists and locals.
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    • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

      Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure.

      Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
    • Zinfandel of the Month – 2012 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard

      Zinfandel of the Month is a regular feature on Zinfandel Chronicles. Keep in mind that although the Zinfandel of the Month might be an older bottle, the current vintage will be one you can find at retail or via the mailing list. The December Zinfandel of the Month is the 2012 Wonderment Wines Zinfandel Bacigalupi Vineyard. Wonderment Wines was founded in 2011 by Stephanie Cook.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 3 readers -
    • Williams Selyem Winery | Healdsburg, CA

      Williams Selyem Winery If I had to declare a favorite wine, without hesitation it would be Pinot Noir. There are a million other varietals that I love to drink but in my mind, nothing compares to an amazing Pinot. And this weekend I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite California Pinot Noir makers, Williams Selyem.

      Wine-ding Road Blogin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Wente Vineyards Riva Ranch Chardonnay 2013

    … Happy Holidays to all our readers! We have some exciting news. Wine Values and Bargains now has its own Facebook Page. If you are a Facebook member, please post your suggestions for any wine you think is a wine value or wine bargain on this Facebook Page. We would love to learn what other wine folks recommend under the $20 range. Please take…

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  • Winter Events in Sonoma County

    … events on the weekends leading up to Christmas. Check with your favorites and see if they have anything going on. Almost all wineries are closed on Christmas Day. Most will close early, or all day, on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. If you plan on visiting at the holidays call in advance to be sure they will be open. January 2015 Most wineries…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 2 readers -
  • 2014 Pinot on the River Tasting Favorites

    Last month I attended, as a media guest, the 11th Annual Pinot on the River Festival in Healdsburg, California. Pinot on the River is a Pinot Noir-centric event that offers an opportunity taste highly allocated, limited-production Pinot Noirs from up and down the West Coast. There are a lot of stellar wine events held each year, but because of their size, none can offer the ...

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Margot Patterson Doss Vineyard Walk

    … against the eastern banks of the Russian River. Nearby are several other wonderful wineries to visit, like Acorn Vineyards and J Vineyards. The town of Healdsburg is just a short hop away (3 miles to the center of town), where there are many upscale restaurants and places to stay. Additional Information on the wineries of the Russian River Valley Old…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 3 readers -
  • 2013 Thumbprint Cellars Viognier

    … Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley. Centrally located to over 100 world-class wineries and tasting rooms, Healdsburg is the ideal place to discover all the best that Sonoma County wine country has to offer. Explore beyond the central downtown Plaza and you’ll find incredible hiking, biking, canoeing, camping…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wanderingin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 2 readers -
  • WineWonkette on Kitchen Party Tonight for #UnCorkChocolate

    Want to learn a bit more about wine and chocolate in a fast and fun on-line atmosphere? Another Wine Blog’s own WineWonkette Amy Corron Power will join Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes, the fabulous Wine Harlots‘ Nanette Eaton and Scharffen Berger Chocolate Expert Cy Olney on BakeSpace.com’s Google+ Hangouts KitchenParty, hosted by Rene Lynch (@renelynch) & Babette Pepaj ( ...

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  • Thanksgiving Weekend in Sonoma County

    … also everything from Santa arriving by boat on the Petaluma River to a tractor parade and tree lighting in Geyserville. Wineries are generally closed on Thanksgiving then reopening to normal hours on Friday. It appears a couple Sonoma tasting rooms are open on T'Day. I'm not going to publish their names as they, apparently, don't care much…

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  • Thanksgiving in wine country

    … turkey sandwich with all the fixings. One must plan ahead because this is a busy weekend in wine country, especially the Napa Valley. A two-night stay is required at most lodging establishments. We tend to go to Sonoma Valley or near Healdsburg. There are more options for picnic wineries in those two wine areas than the Napa Valley. Below is a list…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 1 readers -
  • Friday Favorites – Fall Drinks Week ends as Sicily travel begins

    …, sponsored by Granvia Società e Comunicazione, to explore the wines of the region. I’m giddy with excitement to learn about the native grape varieties, like Nero d’Avola, Grillo, Catarratto, and so many more. I’ll be visiting regions throughout Sicily, meeting with several producers, touring the UNESCO World Heritage Site Valley of the Temples…

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  • Knights Valley Wine Road

    …. If you would like to take this road you can do so starting in Calistoga, the quite town at the northern end of the Napa Valley. Take Highway 128 north. After driving a few miles on this mountain road, you drop down into the famous Knights Valley. Along the way you will see a dramatic view to the east of Mount St. Helena. That’s it in the backdrop…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 3 readers -
  • Watching the Wine Children Grow Up at J. Cage Cellars

    …Read Part 6 of our Starting a Family Winery Series Back at the end of September, we finished barreling our wines so they can mature and rest comfortably and Donna and I headed back to Denver. A Halloween party invitation and the wonderful Pinot on the River event in Healdsburg were enough excuse to bolt from Denver for a long weekend back…

    Roger Beery/ Bacchus and Beeryin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Barrel tasting in wine country

    … visitors to taste from the tank or barrel is not that easy. Some winery tours offer barrel tasting and others offer barrel tasting only to their wine club members. One association offers a huge weekend event strictly for barrel tasting at all of its member wineries. WineRoad.com represents wineries in the Healdsburg and Russian River areas of Sonoma…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 5 readers -
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