8 Things to Do in Healdsburg for Food, Wine & Outdoor Lovers

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Over the years, the town of Healdsburg, California, has become a focal point for visitors to Sonoma. Not only is it central to many of Sonoma County’s top wineries, but numerous activities and new dining establishments make it a destination in its own right. Here are eight of the best things to do and see in and around this exciting town.

Wineries / Healdsburg

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Celebrating 50 years this year, Jordan has been instrumental in the creation of the modern Sonoma Wine Country. There’s no better way to see where it all started than with a hiking tour of the picturesque property (offered seasonally). The entire estate is 1,200 acres, but only 120 acres are under vine — the rest remains untouched. After your walk, refuel with a wine tasting and food pairing experience. If visiting in the off-season, be sure to take advantage of the different culinary experiences offered, as Jordan is known for its food and wine experiences.

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Things To Do / Healdsburg

Getaway Adventures

Trade your four wheels for two wheels with Getaway Adventures’ Healdsburg Sip and Cycle Tour. During this bike riding wine tour of Dry Creek Valley, you’ll venture to two to three wineries for wine tastings, where you can taste and learn more about this world-renowned Sonoma County wine region. A picnic lunch along the way makes this a Healdsburg day trip you won’t soon forget.

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Wineries / Healdsburg

Medlock Ames Winery

At Medlock Ames’ Alexander Valley estate, engage more than just your taste buds with the winery’s Sound Experience. During the 90-minute, self-guided tour, the sights on the 340-acre California ranch will be accompanied by a soundtrack, composed by local sound artist, Huge Livingston. After, taste six wines, each paired with local cheeses, to bring the experience full circle.

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Tours and Experiences /

Butterfly Aviation LLC

See California vineyards in a whole new way — from several thousand feet above. During the Helicopter Tour With Butterfly Aviation, you’ll be able to view not just Healdsburg, but all of Sonoma Wine Country in just one trip. Marvel at the tops of the Redwood trees native to the area as well as the blankets of vineyards below. From Sonoma Coast to Alexander Valley to Russian River Valley, the chopper will swoop over some of Sonoma County’s most scenic appellations. This is a Wine Country experience you won’t soon forget.

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Wineries / Healdsburg

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery

With a heritage rooted in Italy, it’s no wonder Ferrari-Carano’s Sunday Brunch takes inspiration from this famous European Wine Country. Sit on the outdoor patio at this Healdsburg mainstay and indulge in the winery’s take on brunch classics. This is Sonoma County, after all, and no Wine Country experience would be complete with wine; pair your entrees with Ferrari-Carano’s selection of California wines.

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Lodging / Healdsburg

Montage Healdsburg

With so many amenities available at the recently opened Montage Healdsburg resort—pools, spa, wine tastings, even an on-site vineyard—there’s much to do in this world-class hotel. Now, one can add bee hives to the list. The hotel offers a private bee-lining experience with apiarist Candice Koseba. Learn about the secret world of bees at this on-site experience and why these winged creatures are so important to the natural environment.

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Wineries /

The Setting Wines

Bacchus Landing, the multi-winery tasting venue in Healdsburg, recently welcomed its newest addition: The Setting Wines. Located about a mile from Healdsburg Plaza, Bacchus Landing is a great way to discover some of California’s small boutique producers. At The Setting Wines’ tasting room, winemaker Jesse Katz (of Aperture Cellars) focuses on Bordeaux grapes from top vineyards throughout Sonoma and Napa.

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Restaurants /

Roof 106 at The Matheson

Chef Dustin Valette is a fixture on the Healdsburg dining scene, first with his fine-dining restaurant Valette, followed by the farm-to-table The Matheson. If you’re not able to snag a table at the latter hotspot, head upstairs to Roof 106, where delicious cocktails and wood-fired pizzas await. With stunning views of Healdsburg Plaza and the downtown area, there’s no better way to spend an evening after a day of wine tasting in Sonoma County.

Image courtesy of The Matheson | Michael Woolsey


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