“We’re bringing the artisans out of the woods and into the town center,” says Barney Aldridge, owner of The Barlow, a 13-acre
retail park that packs a week’s worth of West Sonoma County destinations—cafes, community markets, tasting rooms—under 17
farmhouse-style roofs. Some two dozen shops are set up in the former apple factory, with more to come, as well as an outdoor
stage for concerts. Learn how to pull the perfect espresso at Taylor Maid’s weekly coffee lab, or sample first-batch gin at
Spirit Works Distillery, where every drop has been milled, mashed, fermented, and bottled on-site. Tasting breaks are best
spent cozying up by the outdoor firepits at sunset.
Last Reviewed June 2013