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Visit Healdsburg’s Wine Country

Known as the Jewel of Wine Country, Healdsburg Won’t Disappoint

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Sausalito visitors looking for a weekend trip out to wine country sometimes want a bit of a quieter ride and a more remote destination than the crowded Napa and Sonoma Valleys and head farther north to the Healdsburg area. Within just a short distance farther than to one of the wine “capitals” of California, you will find yourself in another world altogether and in a vacation spot that many people never discover.

While technically a part of the Sonoma wine country, Healdsburg is generally considered its own destination with its vibrant downtown area and wineries bearing their signature appellation. Discover this quiet wine-based vacation spot and you may never go anywhere else in wine country again!

Wineries in Healdsburg, CA

With easy access to the Alexander Valley and the Chalk Hill Region, among others, there are a variety of wineries in the Healdsburg area that are happy to have visitors and will extend the true Sonoma hospitality and make you feel right at home. All within just a few miles of the downtown area shops and hotels are world class Zinfandels and Pinots, vineyard views, and more.

Healdsburg is known as a vacation spot in part because of the large concentration of winery tasting rooms in the downtown area. Ferrari-Carano, Domaine St. George, Camellia Cellars, Hauck Cellars, and others all have downtown tasting rooms enabling an easy tasting and touring experience without having to travel throughout the area. With additional wine bars and tasting rooms in addition to the wineries themselves, Healdsburg is a wine lover’s paradise.

Downtown Activity in Healdsburg

Downtown Healdsburg has been bringing vacationers back for years because of its small town charm coupled with music, arts, culture, and a vibrant nightlife and restaurants scenes. Visit any of the local hotels or restaurants that offer live jazz music several nights out of the week, or visit Healdsburg during the annual jazz music festival in June. Eat at the famed Cyrus or Dry Creek restaurants, or check out more casual fare at the Dry Creek General Store or Center Street Café and stock up on treats for a later trip into the vineyards.

Most of the hotels and bed and breakfasts in Healdsburg cater to the traveler who would like a bit of pampering during their vacation, and there is a theme amongst area hotels that tends toward the luxurious and sumptuous in accommodations. From well known venues such as the Holcomb House and the Honor Mansion to more modern accommodations in the H2Hotel, you will find that luxury rooms are available everywhere in Healdsburg and are centered on making your visit the best in can be.

Getting There from Sausalito

Visiting Healdsburg from Sausalito couldn’t be any easier. Simply drive north on highway 101 for approximately 60 miles and you will find yourself in historic downtown Healdsburg. Be aware that weekday traffic during peak commute hours can make this a considerably longer trip, but outside of those times should only take around an hour.

Domaine St. George
1141 Grants Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar and Boutique
113 Plaza St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Camellia Cellars
57 Front St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Hauck Cellars
223 Center St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Bear Republic Brewing
345 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Holcomb House
401 Piper St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Honor Mansion
14891 Grove St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

219 Healdsburg Ave.
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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