Wine country getaway
Find great wines, dining, lodging and more in Sonoma County's Healdsburg
From U.S. 101, take the Central Healdsburg exit. June weather is ideal, with warm days (around 74°) and cool nights (to 49°). Bring some warm clothes, since mornings and evenings are often foggy.
For more information, contact the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (707/433-6935 or www.sonomacounty.com).
With more than 60 wineries within a 20-minute radius of Healdsburg, deciding where to go can be overwhelming. Below are a few favorites. For more on wineries, contact the Sonoma County Wineries Association (707/586-3795).
Hanna Winery. Family winery, founded by a cardiac surgeon from San Francisco and now managed by his daughter, Christine Hanna. Phenomenal views from the tasting room; excellent Sauvignon Blanc. 9280 State 128; (707) 431-4310.
J Wine Company. Best known for its sparkling wine, J also produces great Pinot Noir. At this elegant new tasting room, wines are matched with mouthwatering appetizers. Tastings from $5. 11447 Old Redwood Hwy.; (888) 594-6326.
Roshambo Winery. The spectacular concrete-and-glass design alone makes this tasting room worth a visit. Closed Tue-Wed. 3000 Westside Rd.; (707) 431-2051.
Stryker Sonoma. Big, spicy Zinfandel; great views from the airy tasting room. Closed Sat-Wed. 5110 State 128; (707) 433-1944.