Healdsburg is a vibrant community located at the gateway of Sonoma County’s legendary wine growing regions of Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley. Years ago, the city of Healdsburg was a dusty, agricultural burg devoted to grape growing and winemaking. Today, Healdsburg remains a small town that celebrates its agricultural heritage, but it also has big class.
Healdsburg Plaza, a one-acre block of “poetically designed” green space sits at the center of this charming town and features a copper-roofed gazebo, stately trees and a central fountain. Recognized as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares” by Travel and Leisure magazine, the plaza hosts summertime concerts and serves as the community’s gathering spot.
The town square is ringed by an abundance of world class winery tasting rooms, upscale boutiques and eateries that draw foodies from around the world. The restaurant scene can compete with any urban center and features the best in farm-to-table cuisine. Single Thread Restaurant Farm-Inn is the new kid on the block, joining other popular dining locales including, Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen, Barn Diva, The Shed, Willi’s Seafood & Raw Bar, Chalkboard and other local favorites. In addition to food and wine, the The Raven Performing Arts Theatre, nearby Luther Burbank Performing Art Center and The Green Music Center provide diverse performing arts events that contribute to the community’s cultural experience. Other recreational amenities associated with the region include bicycling, hiking, world-class golf at Mayacama Golf Club and boating on Lake Sonoma.
Healdsburg is an easy drive up Hwy 101 N, less than 70 miles from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and commercial air travel is provided at the nearby Charles M. Schultz Sonoma County Airport. It is the wine country of choice for residents and visitors who are sure to appreciate the natural beauty, near perfect weather and abundant wine country amenities.