Trips & Wine Tasting

Discover wine country

***Our favorite wineries are listed by area along with a few day trip suggestions***

Wine Tasting

In the Dry Creek Valley 

  •  Quivira Vineyards and Winery is an award winning biodynamic luxury estate with a knowledgeable and friendly staff, extensive gardens and a wide choice of varietals. 
  • Bella Winery is a family owned and loved unique winery with a tasting room inside the wine caves. 
  • Martorana Family Winery is family owned and run with sought after wines and olive oils.
  • Truett Hurst is a biodynamic winery with paths leading to picnic areas along the banks of Dry Creek.
  • Armida Winery is family owned and run with incredible valley vies and consistent award winning wines.
  • The Family Winemakers is a collection of family owned wineries under one roof. This is where Mietz Cellars (Crossroads Vineyard Zinfandel) has their wine for sale. Also noteworthy is wine by the Forth Sellers with attention to fine detail in their handcrafted wines.  
*** See Dry Creek Winery events listed by the Wine Growers of Dry Creek.***

In the Russian River Valley 

  • Arista Winery is family owned and run with a serene garden setting and an elegant expression of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir.
  • Balletto Vineyards offers top award winning wines at affordable prices. 
  • Moshin Vineyards is a family owned winery using sustainable wine making methods and offers a beautiful Pinot Noir.
  • Porter Creek Vineyards is also family owned and run offering a fabulous selection of Pinot Noir and other varietals in a comfortable atmosphere. 
  • Hop Kiln Winery is a picturesque destination with old hop buildings.
  • J Vineyards & Winery is a Sparkling and Pinot Noir producer with a beautiful tasting room.  You can make an appointment for food and wine pairing. 
  • Littorai Wines Estate Winery is a sweet Sebastopol winery with high scoring wines, the wine maker and founder was recently named "Winemaker of the Year" by the San Francisco Chronicle.  They also have hands on tours and teach small farming techniques. 

*** When visiting the Russian River wineries you can include a trip to Jenner (by the Sea), Bodega Bay or the magnificent Armstrong Woods! (See more information about Bodega Bay and Armstrong Woods further below.) Stop off for lunch at Korbel on the way or pack a picnic to take with you. 

In the Alexander Valley

Driving North towards the quaint town of Geyserville, you will find the Alexander Valley. This valley has been a producer of world class wines for centuries!

  • Jimtown Store is a great lunch spot featuring homemade food, unique condiments, eclectic toys, gift baskets and antiques.
  • Hawks Winery offers great wines and a garden of flowers making the most beautiful bouquet. 
  • Medlock Ames has remarkable wines, a demonstration garden and a pizza oven.
  • Robert Young is the granddaddy of winemakers in Alexander Valley.  All of their wines are stunning and they have a very knowledgeable tasting staff. 

Around the Healdsburg Plaza

  • Portalupi is a great place to end the day with comfortable seating and eclectic varietals.
  • Thumbprint is family owned and run with a stamp of excellence.
  • Topel is fun and trendy!
  • Williamson has a very nice selection of food and wine pairing.

Day Trips

The Russian River runs through Healdsburg and offers many recreational activities. Enjoy a picnic on one the beaches and cool off with a swim. Rent a canoe or kayak and take a guided (or self-guided) tour floating down the river through the beautiful redwoods for the day!  

The Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is a park preserve of 805 acres of the majestic Sequoia sempervirens, also known as Coast Redwoods. Located about a 40 minute drive away from Crossroads, the awe inspiring Grove is a reminder of the magnificent primeval redwood forest that covered much of the area before the 19th Century.  

For ocean breeze, crashing waves and great seafood, head to Bodega Bay. This gorgeous inlet that that straddles the boundaries between Sonoma County and Marin County, embodies the powerful attraction of the Pacific Coast with sand dunes and sandy beaches. Bodega Bay is about an hour drive from Healdsburg and is known for its clam chowder and saltwater taffy. It was also the setting of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film, The Birds. Visit the historical Bodega Bay Country Store, home of the original "Smoked" Clam Chowder, and witness the largest selection of Hitchock memorabilia.

For more information about Sonoma County's vast and bountiful wine country and detailed maps, follow the Wine Road!  The Wine Road website can guide you towards wineries, wine tours, events, restaurants, recreation, galleries, transportation, lodging, shopping and more. 

For more information about the dynamic and beautiful town of Healdsburg visit The Healdsburg Sonoma County CA Visitors Bureau

Healdsburg hosts a range of music, from  the summertime music in the Plaza to live music in various establishments around town. The Healdsburg Visitor Center has an up to date calendar of events.
The Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a festival that takes place every year in June but also organizes and shares events and music throughout the year. 

Health and Fitness

Parkpoint Health Club in Healdsburg has day passes for use of their pool, fitness classes (including yoga and pilates) and facilities. They also offer massages and facials.

Healdsburg Swim Center has a 25-meter, 8 lane competitive pool with a 2-3 foot deep training pool.

The Yoga On Center and Centerpoint Pilates offer world class yoga and pilates classes.

Healdsburg Golf Club at Tayman Park is close to downtown Healdsburg and overlooks views of Dry Creek Valley.  


The concierge desk at Crossroads Vinyard is also fully stocked with brochures and maps providing information about things to do and see in the surrounding area!

Crossroads Vineyard
1345 West Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448

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