On the PLaza
DON'T WANT TO HIRE A DRIVER? FEEL LIKE PUTZING AROUND THE PLAZA?
...and taking in a few tasting rooms?
The silver-lining of Covid has been the entré of "The Parklet"...parking spaces in front of businesses converted into outdoor dining & wine-tasting space. Some of the tasting rooms have gone above and beyond to curate an inviting, beautiful space to enjoy their menus.
I hope these never go away. Who wants to sit inside anyhow?
Banshee is just a cool place to be. Forget that they pour a legit menu of wines.
Their pinot, chardonnay, sauv blanc, rosé, red blend and cabs are lovely & affordable.
And...they're smack in the center of town. So start or finish your day of tasting here.
They're open 'til 7:00--great place to go before your dinner reservation...
325 Center Street Healdsburg, CA
From the cool kids that brought you Banshee (on the plaza) & Reeve Wines (in the valley)...
Fun, affordable wines w a kick ass vibe to hang and sip.
118 North Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
The Drink: Leo Steen
I'm not religious but if I were, I'd thank God for Chenin Blanc and then kiss him on the forehead for Leo Hansen.
The BEST Chenin I've ever had and a collection of wonderful varietals he's crafted for you to taste.
Darling tasting room just a few blocks away from the plaza. SO worth the short jaunt over there.
The Harris Gallery ART + WINE Collection
An art gallery that's a wine-tasting lounge. With incredible wine too?! OMG.
One of the most beautifully inviting, bougie outdoor spaces on the plaza.
Gorge art adorns the labels made from custom artwork found in the father/son gallery.
Celebrated wine-maker, Wells Guthrie, crafts premium rosé, chardonnay (94 points) & pinot noir (92 points) for tasting.
The King-of-Chenin, Leo Hansen, produces a Chenin (90 points) for tasting.
A truly unique experience.
Sip some wine, take in the art...score a tour w one of the artists...
A beautifully curated tasting room w a knowledgeable staff and curious wines.
Great charcuterie pairing.
Lioco's downtown tasting lounge has one of the nicest outdoor tasting spaces on the plaza.
Their wines are great, their ambience is a 10.
125 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA 95448
Marine Layer Wines
Marine Layer's tasting lounge is one of the most inviting indoor spaces on the plaza.
You can even order vegan nibbles from Little Saint to pair with your flight...
Siduri Wine Lounge
Great spot to taste some excellent pinot. (They make a ton...)
An authentic turn table with a large selection of vintage vinyl plays background music and giant windows open to the street.
Don't be overwhelmed by the amount of pinots to taste.
I recommend tasting each of the geographic regions, picking your favorite,
then delving into the single-vineyards within this region.
They also offer several micro-brews on tap for the beer-lovers in your group.
Very nice tasting experience with a complementary food and wine pairing.
Get educated and taste some nice wine poured by some very pleasant people.
134 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Wine-Country Walking Tours
Don't want to leave the plaza but want to absorb all it has to offer?
These guys offer an incredible adventuref guiding you through the best food and wine
downtown Healdsburg has to offer. Such a unique experience...
Ask for Kirsten or Harold.
Spirit Tasting & Tours
Want to taste some spirits? You can do that right in town too!
Check out the distillery tasting page here for some great ideas...