Healdsburg

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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    • Knights Valley Wine Road

      Along Knights Valley wine road Knights Valley Wine Road in the Fall Knights Valley is one of Sonoma County’s 16 designated wine appellations (American Viticultural Area). I shot this photo last November along Highway 128. I call it Knights Valley wine road because of the beautiful vineyards that you can see as you drive along Knights Valley.

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Thanksgiving Weekend in Sonoma County

    … It's a long weekend and you have family visiting (or are visiting family). Let's get out of the house and do a little wine tasting! You aren't the first one to think of this. It's going to be a very busy weekend in the winery tasting rooms. Expect traffic and crowds around the wineries. Still, it's better than being at the mall! The largest…

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  • Thanksgiving in wine country

    … The vines in Sonoma Valley the day after Thanksgiving Thanksgiving in wine country A traditional activity for us is to travel to the Napa Valley or the Sonoma Wine Country the day after Thanksgiving. It seems that 90% of the time, the weather is sunny, clear, and the air is fresh. I took the above photo a few years back on November 28. The Fall…

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  • Friday Favorites – Fall Drinks Week ends as Sicily travel begins

    … of the Dry Creek Valley (in Northern California) Zinfandel is what comes to mind. But last night I had a chance to sample three wines that showcase a different side of the region – Rhone style wines and red blends. Dry Creek Valley Red Blends Dry Creek Valley, located in north-central Sonoma County, just outside the city of Healdsburg, is very narrow…

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  • Watching the Wine Children Grow Up at J. Cage Cellars

    … in Sonoma to taste our three J. Cage Cellars wines. Conch getting Pinot Samples I recall watching Conch and Whitney when they were young kids participating in sporting events and wondering if they might develop into world-class athletes. Of course nearly every parent does when their child kicks that first soccer goal or in our case glided down the ski…

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  • 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…

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  • Fall colors on Westside Road

    …. We always stop and take a photo of the iconic barn on Westside Road. Another favorite of ours is the Hop Kiln Estate Vineyards. Is on the left side of the road. We also like Porter Creek Vineyards a few miles west of Hop Kiln. It is small family-run winery making delicious Pinot Noir wines. Video of the Westside Road – best country backroad The post Fall colors on Westside Road appeared first on Wine Country Getaways. …

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  • Sonoma peaks from out of the fog

    … for overused generalizations. Sonoman varietals need to be characterized by an interpretation of sundry realities. Pinot Noir loses focus when simply labeled “Sonoma County.” Its actuality is much more specific than that. Dutton Goldfield’s Pinot Noir is a prime example; not exactly Russian River Valley nor Sonoma Coast. If its vineyard and those…

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