the perfect day trip to healdsburg, california


Healdsburg is part of Sonoma County in Northern California - part of the famous wine region that's well-known all around the world. Healdsburg is about an hour and a half north of San Francisco, and the northernmost wine region in Sonoma County along the 101. Healdsburg is full of rustic, small town charm and it's possibly the cutest place around! There's a town square, which is central to everything - you can walk everywhere from here. Surrounding the Healdsburg square, you'll find lots of winery tasting rooms, restaurants, bars, and shops. I absolutely love the city's vibe - everything is casual with an edgy and sophisticated style!

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I went with Emily Martin Communication & Events, who planned a fun weekend for me along with 6 other San Francisco/wine country bloggers. She had setup the perfect itinerary for a Saturday or Sunday in Healdsburg, all right in the Healdsburg Square and within walking distance to each other.

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1ST STOP: SIDURI WINES

Siduri was one of the coolest tasting experiences of the day. They're known for their amazing food + wine pairings. Not only was their wine awesome, but their chef was also AMAZING, so this is a perfect spot to visit if you're a foodie like me! We sat with winemaker, Adam Lee, who gave us the entire history on how they got started and how their wines are made. Adam had us laughing the entire time - he has such an interesting background and is an engaging storyteller for sure!

I learned that Siduri was named after the Babylonian goddess of wine. Their cute Healdsburg wine lounge is decorated with a large map of wine country on one of the big walls, showing the various wine regions Siduri grows grapes in. Siduri was started by Adam and his wife, Dianna, who have an adorable love story that leads up to starting the winery together. Their shared love for pinot noir is seen throughout their varieties of cool climate pinots on the menu! My favorite wine at Siduri was the 2014 Siduri Pisoni Valley Pinot Noir - DELICIOUS. Snag a bottle for your next date night!

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