Find out where to eat, drink, and stay in wine country.
Countless Americans equate California wine country with Napa Valley. It’s a common association. Napa produces many absolutely fantastic vinos—not to mention award-winning cuisine. But Sonoma, the tall, not to mention gorgeous, county neighbor to the West, is severely underrated. Throughout the county, and especially in the delightfully small yet happening town of Healdsburg, are a multitude of vineyards and wineries with talented winemakers that look out of a dream. Plus, the region has countless organic and regenerative farms, vibrant restaurants, and original hotels.
In other words, if you were to imagine a quintessential California wine destination, you’d conjure up Healdsburg—leafy green historic plaza and all. Compared to Napa’s known entities, the town still feels like a bit of an alluring secret. It’s a little bit off the radar and the vibe is very laid-back luxury. With much-anticipated new hotels, restaurants, and tasting rooms opening, it’s an exceptional destination for honeymooners (or anyone looking for a fun trip to wine country). Want to nail down your agenda? Here is a guide to our favorite spots around town. Most importantly, don’t forget to make reservations ahead of time!