Healdsburg

healdsburg-wine-tourHealdsburg is at the center of three famous American Viticulture Areas (AVAs), Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek Valley and has Wineries and Wine Tasting Rooms that represent all of these Sonoma County areas as well as other AVAs. It is a convenient place to winetaste because of the close proximity of more than 30 Wine Tasting Rooms.

Excellent regional groups, including Russian River Valley Winegrowers, Alexander Valley WinergrowersDry Creek Winegrowers, The Wine Road, and Sonoma Vintners  offer that maps and additional information on restaurants, hotels & wineries in the area.

Because this is my backyard, I wanted to share some of my personal tasting room experiences as well as general information. If you would like your favorite Healdsburg Wine Tasting Room added to my bucket list for review, please let me know in the comments below. I am always looking to find and share a new wine experiences. Follow me on Twitter @jolenespatter or Instagram@jolenespatter to see the winery or tasting room I am currently visiting.

5Annual Events in this area are plentiful.  Some of the most noted include the Healdsburg Wine Walk, Healdsburg Dine Around, Pinot on the River, Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot, Taste Alexander Valley, Passport to Dry Creek Valley, A Wine & Food Affair, Winter WINEland, Barrel Tasting, and Taste of Sonoma.  Additional information is available on these annual events in the links provided.  Discover Sonoma County Wine recommends many Healdsburg Wine Tasting Rooms, because we have personally visited them – tell them we sent you!  Check back as we update this section regularly.

Watch for me during the summer at Healdsburg Plaza Tuesday Night Music – I am taking photos of the locals and the Sonoma County wine they drink (usually from Healdsburg wineries).  If you see me smile and #ShowMeYourBottle (of local Sonoma County wine). Photos are posted to twitter: @jolenespatter.  I am often carrying tasting room passes.

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Blanchard Family Wines
This family owned wine label is the creation of James and Mark Blanchard, two brothers with a common passion for fine wines. Their dream is to offer hand-crafted, artisan selections that truly showcase a sense of place, and exhibit boutique wine making techniques. Their wines are from various appellations of Sonoma County, are extremely low-production and limited in availability. Each wine is a unique gem in the bottle and is meant to be shared with friends and family.
Call Mark for a complimentary tasting 7 days a week. Tell him Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you and you will receive 10% off any wine purchase.
109 W North St ~ Telephone 630.606.4389 Appointment-only tastings

DSCN3700​​Banshee Wines
The Banshee guys are passionate about creating benchmark wines from California’s iconic vineyards as well as crafting soulful blends that don’t break the bank. Katy Wilson and Ross Cobb are the Winemakers.
325 Center St. ~ Telephone 707.395.0915
11:00-7:00 Daily
Small bites available with wine tasting. Relaxing sofas or vintage communal table. 

Blue Nose Wines​
This small lot zinfandel producer has a history of gold medals.
428 Hudson St. ~ 707.433.2364​​
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Mon
or by appointment

IMG_2499C Donatiello​ ​​
We strive to craft wines that are intensely elegant, well-structured, and immeasurably captivating. Champagne, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley AVAs
Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.
​320 Center St. ~ Telephone 707.431.4442
10:30 – 6:30 Sun-Thurs
10:30-10:00 Sat-Sun

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​Small Pinot Noir label focused on great vineyard sources and dry Gewürztraminer. Great vertical tastings available and Alan Baker has a new Pinot tasting that will take you from vineyard to bottle.  If you want to know more they are in the movie An American Wine Story.
Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.
​340 Center St. ~ 707.433.8270
12:00 – 6:30 Daily​

DavisDavis Family Vineyards​
At Davis Family Vineyards, wine is an essential element in a rich and passionate life. In a quest for palatal perfection, their goal is for every wine to be a true, natural reflection of the vineyard from which it came, as well as the vintage in which it was grown.   Their Tasting Room and Organic Garden Lounge are steps away from the Russian River. Sip current releases, stroll through organic garden and join in a game on the bocce court. Cooper Davis (son) and/or Adrienne Tevik (Marketing) are often in the Tasting Room.  Both of these individuals can guide you through the Davis portfolio of wines in an entertaining and informative manner.  Since this is a walk from the main plaza, I would recommend pre-ordering a lunch to enjoy riverside. Tastings are $10, but are refundable with a purchase.  Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.
52 Front St ~ Telephone 707.433.3858
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Sun

Ferrari-Carano​​​​
Stop by anytime to taste Ferrari-Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyard wines.
113 Plaza St ~ 707.431.2222
11:00 – 6:00 Tues – Sun

​​Hart’s Desire Wines
Happily making you Whites, Reds, Pinks and Sweets since 1986.
53 Front St. ~ 707. 433.3097
11:00 – 4:30 Thurs – Mon

​​Hawley Wines
John Hawley and sons, Paul and Austin, craft unique wines from their certified organic vineyard.
36 North St. ~ 707.473.9500
11:00 – 6:00 Daily

Holdredge Wines
Pinot – Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir and more Pinot Noir! Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. 51 Front St. ~ 707.431.1424
11:00 – 4:30 Sat & Sun
Weekdays by appointment

J. Keverson Winery
Small family winery producing 1200 cases of wine annually. All small lots of vineyard designated wines.
53 Front St. ~707.484.3083
11:00 – 4:30 Thurs – Mon

Kelley & Young Wines
Jim Young’s continued success in growing fine wine combined with his wife, Kathleen Kelley’s passion.
428 Hudson St. ~ 707.433.2364
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Mon, or by appointment

Kobler Estate Winery
Built on a passion for wine!
107 W North St. ~ 707.473.8287
By appointment

La Crema
We pour limited-production releases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
235 Healdsburg Ave. ~ 707.431.9400
10:30 – 5:30 Daily, excluding major holidays

BoardRoomLongboard Vineyards​
​Experience tradition and a relaxed attitude in the Surf-Lounge. What does surfing have to do with wine?  Both surfers and winemakers spend a lifetime searching for near perfect conditions so they can capture and express a special moment in time! Oded Shakked the owner is often pouring wine. Come say hello and taste passion.
​5 Fitch St ~ Telephone 707.433.3473
11:00 – 6:00 Daily
I would recommend a food & wine pairing (call in advance) or just relaxing. Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.

MaureenMueller Winery​
​Beautifully balanced wines in an unpretentious setting.  Spacious tasting lounge with some fun nic-nacs.
118 North St ~ Telephone 707.473.8086
11:00 – 6:00 Daily
I would recommend the seated private tasting with Bob Mueller (owner/winemaker) for $25.  This does require an advance reservation.  Otherwise Maureen is a fabulous hostess and is usually running the tasting room.  Tastings are $10.  Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.

​Murphy-Goode
Enjoy all things goode – friendship, hard work, great wine. So what do you say, are you in?
20 Matheson St ~ 707.431.7644
10:30-5:30 Wed – Sun

Owl Ridge
Producing premium Pinot Noir.
428 Hudson St. ~ 707.433.2364
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Mon, or by appointment

PartakebyKJ
Full portfolio of wine and food flight tastings focusing on the Grand Reserve, Highland Estates and Stature wine collections with seasonal bites.
241 Healdsburg Ave. ~ 707.433.6000
11:00 – 10:00 Daily

Pezzi King Vineyards​
The mountainous vineyards of Pezzi King separates itself from the rest due to its distinctive terrior.
412 Hudson St. ~ 707.473.4310
11:00 – 5:00 Daily

Portalupi WPortalupiines
Jane Portalupi and Tim Borges, a husband and wife team will greet you at the door and make your visit unforgettable. Influenced by their rich Italian heritage and years of experience in the wine industry, your palette and mind will leave enriched with a wine country memory that will last forever.

I would highly recommend calling ahead and requesting  their local artisan cheeses and hand cured Salumi paired with 4 wines for $15. Advanced reservation required – give them 24 hours.

107 North St ~ Telephone 707.395.0960
11:00 – 7:00 Daily.  Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.

​​Roadhouse Winery
95 point Pinot Noirs daily in our tasting room on the Healdsburg Plaza, next to Oakville Grocery.
240 Center St. ~ 707.433.0433
12:00 – 6:00 Daily

Rosenblum Cellars
We love Zinfandel so much we make over
20 different types.
18 Matheson St. ~ 800.999.2244
11:00 – 6:00 Th-Mon.

Sanglier Cellars​
​Family-owned Sonoma County winery producing red and white Rhone style wines.
132 Plaza St. ~ 707.433.6104
11:00 – 6:00 Daily

Sapphire Hill​
At Sapphire Hill, we are dedicated to producing small hand-crafted lots that reflect our passion for wines.
55 Front St. ~ 707.431.1888
11:00 – 4:30 Daily

Seghesio Family Vineyards
Sharing uncommon ground with daily tastings, weekend wine pairings with Seghesio family recipes and a wine club we consider family.
700 Grove St. ~ 707.433.3579
10:00 – 5:00 Daily

Selby Winery
Selby features 10 varietals and complimentary tasting! Try our award winning wines.
215 Center St. ~ 707.431.1288
11:00 – 5:30 Daily

Shippey Vineyards
Producing limited release vineyard designated Zinfandel and Petite Sirah from estate vineyards.
428 Hudson St. ~ 707.433.2364
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Mon, or by appointment

Skewis Wines​
​Known for producing tiny lots of vineyard designated Pinot Noir since 1994.
57 Front St. ~ 707.431.2160
11:00 – 5:00 Sat and Sun
or by appointment Mon – Fri

Stark Wine
Our wines are an HONEST EXPRESSION of who we are and the grapes from which they are made.
439 Healdsburg Ave. ~ 707.431.8023
12:00 – 7:00 Daily, by appointment Tues

Stephen & Walker
Winemakers Nancy Walker and Tony Stephen produce eleven award winning varietals.
243 Healdsburg Ave. ~ 707.431.8749
11:00 – 7:00 Daily

Stonestreet Wines
Untamed. Uncharted. Uncommon. Taste why altitude matters.
337 Healdsburg Ave. ~ 707.473.3377
10:30 – 5:30 Daily

Toad Hollow Vineyards Tasting Room
Stop by for a taste of our award-winning wines! $8.00 tasting fee per person waived with purchase of equal or greater value.
409A Healdsburg Ave. 707.431.8667
11:00 – 5:00 Daily​

CellarsThumbprint Cellars​
Stimulating wines with a great story. Wine & Food Flights daily. Handcrafted Sonoma County wines.

Locally made artisanal cheese and charcuterie plates are offered daily, with no appointment necessary for groups under eight. These plentiful offerings serve two people and are just $25.  Tell them Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you and you will receive 10% off any wine purchase.
102 Matheson St ~ Teleohone 707.433.2393  11:00 – 6:00 Daily

Topel Mountain Estate Winery Tasting Room
Topel wines are handcrafted using the finest organically grown fruit from our Estate vineyards.
125 Matheson St. ~ 707.433.4116
11:00 – 7:00 Daily

​Valdez Family Winery​
Enjoy hand-crafted wines from famed vineyard manager, Ulises Valdez.
​113 Mill St ~ 707.433.3710
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Sun

WilliamsonWilliamson Wines​
Featuring complimentary food & wine pairings – superb award-winning French-style wines with knowledgeable, friendly staff.  A couple of hours at Williamson Wines gives every visitor a lasting memory of the people, stories and wines that make this area famous.

I would recommend the Legacy Wine & Artisan Flavors, a private, seated tasting where you and your friends will enjoy a larger range of Williamson Legacy wines, each paired perfectly with appetizer size food plates for $25 per person – reservations are required.  Please tell them that Jolene at Discover Sonoma County Wine sent you.
​134 Matheson St. ~ Telephone 707.433.1500
11:00 – 7:00 Daily

​Willowbrook Cellars
Producing premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Russian River and Alexander Valleys.
428 Hudson St 707.433.2364
11:00 – 5:00 Thurs – Mon, or by appointment.

Windsor Vineyards​
A long tradition of great winemaking!
308-B Center St. ~ 707.921.2893
11:00 – 7:00 Daily