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.