Sonoma County is a sprawling California wine country. Sonoma features wine tour and tasting opportunities from the San Pablo Bay in the south to the Mendocino County border in the north, with rugged coastline and many inland valleys in between. While Santa Rosa is the biggest town, Healdsburg is the one that encapsulates the rustic and agrarian feel of Sonoma, with the sophisticated tastes of world wine travelers. The Plaza in downtown Healdsburg is so full of activities, it may be a challenge to go anywhere else! We have a few spots that we end up going back to over and over.
320 Center Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Being in Sonoma means wine tasting, and the Healdsburg Plaza is full of chances to sip local wines. The family behind C. Donatiello consists of equal parts of the American dream and idealistic wine country lifestyle. Chris Donatiello spent years marketing and selling wine in New York, before he wanted to settle and make his own great wines, full of character. Combining business expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and a committed love of wine, he crafted his winery with a focus on the fruit and land of the Russian River Valley through Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. A wine tasting at his downtown tasting room includes wines that are made with proven traditional techniques and complemented by modern equipment and experience. Chris’ wines are vivid and individualistic as well as elegant captivating.
308 B Center Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Windsor Vineyards has been among the top three most award-winning wineries in the U.S for over 50 years. This downtown Healdsburg winery was created by wine legend Rodney Strong in 1959 and his philosophy has continued throughout the years. Their tasting room pours wine for everyone, producing whites, reds, sparkling, and dessert wines that can make anyone a fan. Wine tasting here truly is a discovery in personal taste and preference. Once you do find a wine you like, Windsor offers a unique tradition started by founder Rodney Strong. In the early days, so many customers asked to reserve their favorite wines that he began to put their names on the labels. Many iterations later, Windsor Vineyards now directly ships personalized wine labels designed by you for any occasion! Uploading your own designs, choosing templates, or customizing your own design online can be done on the Windsor Vineyards website, and can make a special occasion a fun wine tasting memory.
Healdsburg Farmer’s Market
9:00 am to Noon from the first Saturday in May through November
North and Vine Streets, one block west of the Plaza
While sipping through the local wines, we never miss a Saturday morning stroll through the rest of the local fruits and veggies at the Healdsburg Farmers Market. The farmers here pay as much attention to education and neighborhood enrichment as the fresh, seasonal and sustainable cheeses, honeys, beads, fish, meat and eggs they bring to market every week. Founded in 1978, Healdsburg was one of the original Certified Farmer’s Markets in California and is owned and operated the farmers and vendors of the market to help benefit the local agricultural community.
At Beau Wine Tours, we can make your wine country dreams come true. We know where to wine taste, eat, sleep and relax. With local knowledge and experience, a custom tour can be designed to ensure you see and taste everything you wanted in Healdsburg and beyond.
Get a “taste” of Healdsburg below to whet your appetite…