Cloverdale is a small town seated on the banks of the Russian River. Family-oriented and down-to-earth, this Northern Sonoma County river town is a charming home base to stay in when the plan is to explore the nearby Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. The tasting rooms, burgeoning arts community, and historic Victorian homes of the town create a unique wine country experience.
Eclectic shops, galleries, restaurants, and a performing arts center are found in Cloverdale’s historic downtown area. At the center, the cobblestoned town plaza, home of the weekly farmers’ market during summer, serves as the community gathering place and center of daily life. Cloverdale is part of a public nine-mile Sculpture Trail in conjunction with Geyserville, a display of outdoor sculptures in and between the two towns. The installations change annually, and the area surrounding the plaza showcases Cloverdale’s share of the display.
A stop at Trading Post Market & Bakery is a must for any Cloverdale visit. This rustic, yet modern bakery and cafe produces artisan baked goods and serves hearty wine country fare. Spend a few hours at Cloverdale Arts Alliance, an art gallery featuring paintings, ceramics, and crafts by 6 resident artists and their guests. The gallery also hosts music and writing workshops as well as art art classes. Head to nearby Dry Creek Valley to taste hand-crafted estate wines at Fritz Underground Winery and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Make an appointment for the underground winery and cave tours to learn about the winery’s gravity flow process of winemaking.
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