Healdsburg California Wineries
Charm and accessibility has made Healdsburg California Wineries one of the best wine touring destinations. The wine growing districts of Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Russian River Valley and Chalk Hill is Wine County. A lot of urban wine enthusiasts visit this picturesque region for a weekend escape and some even come for a week. Coming here means relaxing and tasting the best wines and enjoying the lifestyles and amenities of the different areas you visit. Even though Healdsburg is so accessible, it has lost none of its small town charm and rural heritage.
The lush California valleys make for some delightful views surrounded as they are by some of best wineries. The region can boast of some of the oldest winemaking names. The Alexander Valley alone has over 200 independent grape farmers that grow a variety of grapes which are used to produce some of the best premium wines. Healdsburg California Wineries are more than a 100 in number and there are tasting rooms in all styles scattered around. Some of the tasting rooms are European style villas while others are small family run operations but what is common to all of them is that they all love wholesome and richly crafted wines. Healdsburg is centrally located so it is easy to reach the many of the finest wine tasting rooms. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are some of the wines that Alexander Valley is known for. You can taste these in the Mediterranean style Hanna Winery or visit the renowned and historic Robert Young Estate Winery at their family estate.
With a wine history that goes back 140 years Dry Creek Valley is one of California’s favorite travel destinations for wine lovers. Life may not have changed very much for this rural backwater but the appellation Dry Creek Valley is synonymous with the Zinfandel American wine. This wine region is located just outside Healdsburg and is also just a short drive from Cloverdale. The 16 miles of Dry Creek Valley is a compacted wine region with most farmers’ families going back to 1800. Dry Creek is also home to the nation’s largest family owned winery. Without Zinfandel the Healdsburg California Wineries is incomplete and you could taste this sitting at the cave in the Bella Vineyards. While Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery offer some of the Italian varieties produced here. The region is also known for some of its French wines.
The Russian River Valley is soul stirring beautiful and some of that splendor goes into their wines. The Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs are renowned around the world and these are what Russian River valley also produces as the climate is cool here. They also produce a number of other bright and sparkling wines that love the cool climate of the region. At the Arista Winery you could enjoy your Pinot Noir in a Japanese water garden and for an old world experience try out the Korbel Champagne Cellars for some of the best wines that Healdsburg California Wineries produce.