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23 Best Wineries in Healdsburg (A Sommelier’s Guide)

Rolling vineyard with old vines and mountains in the background

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Healdsburg, less than a 90 minute drive from San Francisco Bay Area, is a quaint little down in Sonoma County and a perfect base to explore the wine regions of Sonoma Coast. It is surrounded by some of the best wineries and is a great place to go wine tasting for wine lovers and casual wine enthusiasts.

Healdsburg wineries are on par with the best and beautiful wineries in Napa and Sonoma. As a Certified Sommelier, I had been visiting Healdsburg pretty much every year and love discovering new wineries and restaurants.

Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, a wine weekend or unique tastings such as olive oil, Healdsburg is a must visit!

From Ridge Vineyards and Trattore in Dry Creek Valley to the famous Jordan, Rodney Strong, Francis Coppola Wineries in Alexander Valley to J Vineyards and Flowers in Russian River, this blogpost highlights the best wineries in Healdsburg and insider tips!

NOTE: While we try our best to provide all the information necessary for your visit, please note that details such as hours and fees are subject to change. We highly recommend you confirm the details with the winery before visiting.

The wine regions surrounding Healdsburg are truly remarkable, each offering unique characteristics and exceptional wines. As someone who has been visiting these regions for over ten years, I can say that while Napa and Sonoma are fantastic, the wine regions near Healdsburg are hidden gems. The wineries offer a personal touch and intimate tasting experiences that are hard to find elsewhere.

INSIDER TIP: As the wineries and wine regions are spread out, I highly suggest planning your visits by wine region. This way, you can also fully enjoy the unique characteristics and exceptional wines of each wine region.

INSIDER TIP: If you’d like to try different wines from multiple wineries without having to drive, check out the wine tasting rooms in Downtown Healdsburg and Healdsburg Plaza. Many famous wineries have tasting rooms here.

Dry Creek Valley is renowned for its Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. This region’s warm climate and hillside vineyards produce rich, flavorful wines. I discovered Dry Creek Valley accidentally when I ventured along to the west of Healdsburg and Hwy 101 and years later, I am so glad that I did.

The best wineries to visit in Dry Creek Valley are Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery and Dry Creek Vineyard.

This is one of my favorite regions near Healdsburg and one of the best regions producing Zinfandels. The Zinfandels of Dry Creek Valley are on par with the Zins of the best wineries in Paso Robles.

The hospitality and personal attention given in the wineries of Dry Creek Valley is unmatched. I absolutely love the famous wine producers of this region as well as the small family owned wineries. It is surprising that not many people visit the Dry Creek Valley.

Insider tip: Plan a picnic at one of the family-owned wineries to enjoy the scenic views.

Russian River Valley is best known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The cool climate and fog influence create ideal conditions for smooth, elegant and crisp wines.

If you love cool climate Pinot Noirs, Russian River Valley is a must visit. Visit in the morning when the fog is lifting for a beautiful experience.

Russian River Valley is another one of my favorite regions. I like the wine styles produced here and the picturesque settings along the Russian River. The rolling vineyards and winding roads of Russian River valley are also very scenic.

The best wineries to visit are Williams Selyem Winery, J Vineyards & Winery and Korbel Champgne Cellar. Korbel is known for its historic champagne cellars and beautiful grounds.

Insider tip: Russian River Valley is a little farther off the main highway and Healdsburg. Start your trip early and pack some food if you are going to be visiting several wineries in the region.

four red wine glasses placed on a table with white table cloth and rolling vineyards and hills in the background

Alexander Valley is famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The warm climate and fertile soils produce robust, full-bodied reds. If you are a Cab lover but not much into the extremely bold versions of Napa, you will love the complex, rich Cabs of this region.

Take a tour of the valley’s vineyards to learn about the unique terroir and winemaking process. The best wineries to visit are Rodney Strong Vineyards, Silver Oak Alexander Valley and Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

My recent visit to Healdsburg was focused on Alexander Valley and I got a new appreciation for the wines from this area.

Chalk Hill is known for its Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The volcanic soils and rolling hills contribute to the wines’ distinct minerality and brightness.

The best wineries to visit are Roth Estate Winery, known for its beautiful tasting room and exceptional wines, and Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards, offering a mix of wines with a focus on Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Knights Valley is recognized for its powerful Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The warm climate and volcanic soils enhance the depth and intensity of the wines. The best wineries to visit are Peter Michael Winery and Beringer Vineyards known for their highly sought after wines.

An outdoor seating area at Ridge Vineyards with comfortable wicker chairs and tables under large awnings, overlooking expansive, well-manicured vineyards. The rolling hills of grapevines stretch out to the horizon under a clear blue sky.
Photo credit: Ridge Vineyards
  • ADDRESS: 650 Lytton Springs Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Reservation recommended
  • BEST WINES: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon (Monte Bello)
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate Tour and Tasting – A guided tour of the historic vineyards and winery, followed by a tasting of current releases. Library Tasting – A tasting of aged wines from Ridge’s extensive library collection.

Located in Healdsburg, Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs is renowned for its commitment to producing exceptional wines and its dedication to sustainable farming practices. Founded in the 1960s, Ridge Vineyards gained a reputation for its exquisite wines, particularly Zinfandel, Cabernet and Petite Sirah.

The winery’s historic vineyards and incredible wines make it one of the top wineries in the region. Enjoy a tour and tasting or try the library tasting for exclusive access to Ridge’s aged wines in a beautiful setting surrounded by 115 year old vineyards and breathtaking views.

The Monte Bello is their most famous wine and for a reason. This is the closest to the old world Bordeaux wines I have tried and what a treat it was! It is one of the finest wines produced by Ridge.

I try to visit Ridge on every visit to Healdsburg because the wines are just so good and the service is impeccable.

Beautiful pool and fountains with a backdrop of rolling vineyards and hills.
Photo credit: Ferrari-Carano
  • ADDRESS: 8761 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Fumé Blanc
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Villa Fiore Tasting Bar – Enjoy a selection of Ferrari-Carano’s wines in the grand tasting room. Wine Cave Tour – A guided tour through the winery’s wine caves or Private Reserve Tasting of their limited edition wines.

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery is one of the best Healdsburg wineries, known for its stunning lush gardens and commitment to producing high-quality wines.

Established in 1981 by Don and Rhonda Carano, the winery has built a reputation for its exquisite Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ferrari-Carano’s Italianate villa and beautifully landscaped grounds offer visitors a unique wine tasting experience, featuring wine cave tours and a variety of tasting options.

If you’ve read my other post about most beautiful wineries in Napa Valley, you will know that along with delicious wine, I love beautiful architecture and taking Instagram worthy vineyards. It is one of the most beautiful wineries in Healdsburg.

  • ADDRESS: 3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Tasting Room Experience, Vineyard Tour and Tasting or a private group tasting.

Dry Creek Vineyard is a family-owned winery in Healdsburg, famous for its delicious wines. Founded in 1972 by David Stare, it was the first new winery established in Dry Creek Valley following Prohibition.

Known for its exceptional Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, Dry Creek Vineyard offers visitors a warm and inviting atmosphere. You will surely have a lovely personal experience and enjoy a tasting of single vineyard wines available at the tasting room only.

Rows of grapevines in Quivira Vineyards bathed in golden light, extending into the distance with a backdrop of lush green trees and hills. The vineyard rows are neatly maintained, showcasing the vibrant growth of the vines.
Photo credit: Quivira Vineyards
  • ADDRESS: 4900 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • BEST WINES: Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Rosé
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate Tasting, Biodynamic Farm Tour – a tour of the organic gardens followed by a tasting.

With heavy focus on biodynamic farming, Quivira Vineyards is well known for producing high-quality wines. Founded in 1981, Quivira is known for its Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc.

The winery’s dedication to sustainable practices extends beyond the vineyard to their organic gardens and estate tours. Quivira Vineyards offers a unique experience with a focus on sustainability and quality, making it one of the best wineries in Healdsburg.

A rustic winery building with a wooden facade and ivy-covered front, nestled among tall trees with a vintage truck parked in front. The sky is clear with soft clouds, and colorful autumn foliage adds charm to the scene.
Photo credit: Lambert Bridge Winery
  • ADDRESS: 4085 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Bordeaux-style blends, Zinfandel, Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Signature Seated Tasting, Library Tasting and a Private Tasting

Lambert Bridge Winery in Healdsburg is known for its artisanal approach to winemaking and intimate tasting experiences. Established in 1975, Lambert Bridge has built a reputation for its Bordeaux-style blends and Zinfandel. 

It is one of the most picturesque wineries in Healdsburg and worth a visit if you love Bordeaux blends. I love panoramic views and this is one of my favorite wineries to visit in Healdsburg.

  • ADDRESS: 109 W North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Enjoy their signature Wine and Cheese Pairing is one of the best wine pairing experiences.

Blanchard Family Wines in Healdsburg is a small, family-owned winery dedicated to producing high-quality, handcrafted wines.

Founded by brothers James and Mark Blanchard, the winery emphasizes a hands-on approach to winemaking, creating wines that reflect their passion and commitment.

Known for their diverse portfolio, Blanchard Family Wines specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, offering visitors a warm and welcoming tasting experience. If you love exquisite wines artfully crafted in small lots, this family winery is a must visit.

  • ADDRESS: 7878 Dry Creek Road, Geyserville, CA 95441
  • HOURS: 11AM – 5PM, Thursday – Monday
  • BEST WINES: Rhone blends, Cabernet and Zinfandel
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Wine and Olive Oil tasting, exclusive Olive oil tastings and Estate tour and tasting

Trattore Farms and Winery in the Dry Creek Valley in Geyserville was established by Tim Bucher and known for its Rhône-style wines, including Grenache and Syrah.

Trattore Farms not only produces high-quality wines but also offers olive oil tastings, making it a unique experience. You have the option to try some wood fired pizza or small bites along with the wines.

Trattore Farms and Winery is another favorite winery of mine and is a great place to try exceptional wines and high-quality olive oils. If you love olive oil tastings in the wine country, a visit to Trattore is a must.

I loved the friendly atmosphere, terrace tasting with beautiful vineyard views and the lemon groves. I highly recommend trying the food pairing along with wine. This is easily one of my favorite wineries in Healdsburg area as well as Dry Creek Valley.

An outdoor wine-tasting area featuring white tables and chairs under large umbrellas, with a rustic tractor and vineyard in the background under a clear blue sky.
Photo credit: Baca wines
  • ADDRESS: 779 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Zinfandel, Rosé
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Reserve tasting and vineyard tour

Baca Wines in Healdsburg focuses on crafting high-quality Zinfandels that showcase the diverse terroirs of California. Established as part of the Hall Family of Wines, Baca combines modern winemaking techniques with a commitment to excellence.

Known for their vibrant and expressive Zinfandels, Baca Wines provides a relaxed wine-tasting experience in a contemporary setting.

  • ADDRESS: 2201 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • BEST WINES: Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate tasting, Reserve tasting and Vineyard Tour

Armida Winery is a family-owned winery known for its artisanal wines and scenic estate with the most beautiful vineyard views. Founded in 1994 by brothers Steve and Bruce Cousins, Armida has become recognized for its small-batch production and focus on quality.

The winery is known for its Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. I enjoy their Pinot Noirs as it is an easy drinking wine perfect for summer. Enjoy a tasting of delicious wines with panoramic vineyard views of the Dry Creek Valley.

A few other wineries worth a mention in the Dry Creek Valley are Nalle Vineyards, Papapietro Perry, Pedroncelli and Mill Creek winery. If you have the time, I recommend driving along the Dry Creek Valley Rd and stop by the wineries as you please.

A picturesque winery building with ivy-covered walls and a red-tiled roof, surrounded by lush green trees and a well-maintained lawn under a blue sky with scattered clouds.
  • ADDRESS: 1474 Alexander Valley Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • BEST WINES: Carbernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate tour and tasting, Chef’s Terrace Tasting featuring wine tastings paired with seasonal bites. Another highlight tour is the winery tour and tasting.

Jordan Vineyard & Winery is well known for its wines focused on Bordeaux blends and incredible culinary experiences. Established in 1972 by Tom and Sally Jordan, the winery has garnered critical acclaim for its Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

One of the highlights of Jordan Winery is their tours and tastings featuring olive oils and culinary delights prepared by the winery’s executive chef.

Jordan is one of the most acclaimed wineries in the area and is a must visit winery in Healdsburg and one of my favorite wineries for Cabernet Sauvignon in the area. Their Cab is bold, complex and beautiful!

  • ADDRESS: 11455 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Thursday – Monday 10:30 AM – 5 PM
  • BEST WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Try their different tours and tastings featuring standard wines to library collection. Try the Winemaker series events that features wine tasting along with informative sessions from winemakers.

Rodney Strong Vineyards is one of the famous wineries of Healdsburg and known for its innovative approach to winemaking and sustainable practices.

Established in 1959 by Rodney Strong, this winery has become a key player in Sonoma County’s wine industry, producing high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

With vineyards spread out across Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill and Russian River, Rodney Strong produces a variety of wines like Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Russian River Pinot Noir and Alexander Valley Cab. You can’t go wrong with either their Pinot or Cab or Chardonnay.

A vineyard with rows of grapevines leading up to a small white building. Pink flowers are in the foreground, with a blue sky and wispy clouds above.
  • ADDRESS: 7300 Hwy 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Signature Tasting, Food and wine pairing, and a guided winery tour.

Silver Oak Alexander Valley Winery in Healdsburg is renowned for exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Founded by Ray Duncan and Justin Meyer, the winery has built a reputation for its focus on high-quality, sustainably produced wines.

Their Alexander Valley winery is a modern architectural marvel featuring sustainable building practices and innovative winemaking techniques.

It is one of the most beautiful wineries and the modern new tasting room is a great place to try their delicious wines. If you love Cabernet wines, Silver Oak is a must visit.

The entrance archway to Francis Ford Coppola Winery, featuring a decorative sign and stone pillars, with a view of vineyards and a forested hillside in the background.
  • ADDRESS: 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, CA 95441
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Private tasting and Vineyard tours. The restaurant features signature dishes by the chef and is a must visit.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville offers a unique blend of winemaking, entertainment, and relaxation. Established by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, the winery is known for its diverse range of wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

The winery has family-friendly environment with a swimming pool, movie memorabilia, and various dining options.

It is a great winery to visit for non wine drinkers as it offers other alternative options. You can relax by the pool or rent the cabines for a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

  • ADDRESS: 7227 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. By appointment for members only
  • BEST WINES: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate tasting, Vineyard tour and Library tasting (members only)

Williams Selyem Winery in Healdsburg is renowned for producing excellent wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Founded by Burt Williams and Ed Selyem, the winery has built a reputation for its small-lot, handcrafted wines.

Williams Selyem also uses sustainable agricultural practices, including the use of cover crops and organic farming methods, to maintain the health of their vineyards.

Their educational tours are one of the best in the area. Do note that their tours are usually for members only.

A pathway covered with lush green arched trellises leading to the entrance of J Vineyards, adorned with flower pots on both sides.
Photo credit: J Vineyards
  • ADDRESS: 11447 Old Redwood Hwy, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Sparkling wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: J Bubble Room is one of the best wine tasting experiences. Legacy Lounge and Signature Tasting are also great.

Love Sparkling wines? J Vineyards is the winery to visit! J Vineyards & Winery is known for its high-quality sparkling wines and still wines, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

J is one of the prettiest wineries in Healdsburg and one of my favorites to try bubbly wines. Established by Judy Jordan, the winery has gained a reputation for excellence and innovation.

You must try the J Bubble Room experience for a taste of their fine bubbles paired with a five-course tasting menu. One can’t go wrong with bubbles especially when it is sparkling rosé.

An outdoor seating area with comfortable couches and tables, surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and vineyards. Mountains are visible in the distance under a clear blue sky.
Photo credit: Flowers Winery
  • ADDRESS: 4035 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Thursday – Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate tasting, Vineyard Tour

Flowers Winery produces excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This winery focuses on cool-climate vineyards along the Sonoma Coast.

They also practice organic farming which is a plus. This was one of the earliest wineries I discovered in Russian River Valley and still one of my favorites.

The gardens and the setting of the tasting room at the house of Flowers is one of my favorite views in Healdsburg area wineries. It is a favorite winery for Pinot Noir lovers and if you find their Pinot, grab it!

Close-up of an Iron Horse sparkling wine bottle labeled "Wedding Cuvée 2019," with a glass of champagne beside it and a blurred natural background.
Photo credit: Iron Horse Vineyards
  • ADDRESS: 9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • BEST WINES: Sparkling Wines, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Tasting room experience and Vineyard Tours

Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastopol is another winery well known for its sparkling wines. Founded by the Sterling family, the winery has gained acclaim for its high-quality sparkling wines, as well as its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Iron Horse Vineyards is committed to sustainability, employing organic farming methods and focusing on environmental stewardship.

This is another must visit winery if you love sparkling wines. Iron Horse Vineyards has the best vineyard views in a beautiful setting.

  • ADDRESS: 11650 Los Amigos Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Explore the sustainable vineyards and learn about their farming practices, followed by a tasting with a vineyard tour. Or try the Estate Tasting and Private Tastings.

Unassuming, welcoming with excellent wines. That is Merriam Vineyards for you. These are the kind of places I like to frequent and one of the first Healdsburg wineries that I had been to.

This winery is known for its Bordeaux-style wines and dedication to sustainable farming practices. Enjoy a picnic on their grounds with exceptional wines and vineyard views. Merriam’s single-vineyard Pinot Noirs are some of my favorites!

An ivy-covered brick building with a red roof, adorned with American flags and surrounded by lush greenery and barrels. The sign on the building reads "Korbel."
  • ADDRESS: 13250 River Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Blanc de Noirs, Brut, Rosé
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Champagne Cellar Tour – A guided tour of the historic champagne cellars, followed by a tasting. Garden Tour – Explore the beautiful gardens and enjoy a tasting of Korbel’s sparkling wines.

Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville is a historic winery known for its premium California sparkling wines. Established in 1882 by the Korbel brothers, the winery has a long history of producing high-quality champagne.

Korbel specializes in a variety of sparkling wines, including Brut, Blanc de Noirs, and Rosé. Korbel Champagne Cellars has achieved significant recognition for its sparkling wines, including being the official champagne of numerous Presidential inaugurations.

I highly recommend the Champagne Cellar Tour (which we took) to learn about the history of Korbel and educational experience.

This is another winery that we loved visiting in our early days and is a great place to learn about the history of wine making in Sonoma County.

The art of winemaking is complex and sparkling wine is particularly challenging. I learned a lot about champagne making during my early days of wine education here.

The drive to the winery is beautiful but it is quite far from nearest towns. Be sure to pack food if you plan to stay long.

Fun Fact: Their sparkling wines can officially be called Champagne even though they are not produced in the Champagne region in France because this winery was established way before these laws were formed.

  • ADDRESS: 6914 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Zinfandel
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate tour and Private tasting

Gracianna Winery in Healdsburg is a family-owned winery known for its handcrafted wines and personal approach to winemaking.

Gracianna specializes in Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of their estate vineyards.

  • ADDRESS: 1023 Limerick Lane, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Zinfandel, Syrah, Grenache
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Limerick Lane tasting + picnic experience

Limerick Lane is my kind of winery in that they take a contrarian approach to winemaking. In their own words, “In an appellation that’s renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, they grow and produce world class Zinfandel and Rhone Varietals.”

This winery is known for its old-vine vineyards. It is a family friendly winery and a great spot to relax and enjoy wine tasting.

  • ADDRESS: 10300 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Estate Chardonnay, Estate Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Enjoy a flight of Chalk Hill’s signature wines, including their best-selling Chardonnay with the Estate tasting. For a more indulgent tasting of wine and food pairings, try the Culinary Tour and Tasting.

Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards in Healdsburg is known for producing high-quality Chardonnay and Bordeaux-style wines. Founded in 1972, the winery is situated on a unique geological formation, which contributes to the distinct character of its wines.

Beautiful winery surrounded by lawns, rolling hills and trees.
Photo credit: Roth Estate Winery
  • ADDRESS: 10309 Chalk Hill Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448
  • HOURS: Monday – Sunday: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
  • BEST WINES: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot
  • BEST WINERY TOURS: Estate tasting, Cave tour and tasting.

Roth Estate Winery is best known for its robust, full-bodied wines, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Founded in 2001, Roth Estate has focused on producing wines that reflect the rich and diverse terroir of the Alexander Valley and Sonoma Coast. 

Yes, Healdsburg is definitely worth visiting and is one of the prettiest towns in California. This charming town offers a unique blend of world-class wineries, picturesque landscapes, and a vibrant culinary scene. Here are some reasons why Healdsburg is worth a visit:

A charming town plaza featuring a large gazebo, green lawns, tall trees, and several benches. People can be seen enjoying the sunny day, with parked cars and buildings visible in the background.
  • Healdsburg is surrounded by some of the best wine regions in California, including Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Alexander Valley. The town itself boasts numerous tasting rooms and wineries that offer intimate and personalized wine tasting experiences.
  • It is home to a variety of top-notch restaurants, cafes, and gourmet food shops. Many establishments emphasize farm-to-table dining, using fresh, local ingredients to create delicious meals.
  • Healdsburg’s farmers’ market is also a great place to sample local produce and artisanal products.
  • Being in the heart of wine country, it offers stunning vineyard views and Russian river. The area is known for outdoor activities like river rafting, biking and hiking. The beautiful mustard fields in the vineyards during spring are one of the most beautiful flower fields in California!
  • Healdsburg’s historic downtown is filled with boutique shops, art galleries, and cozy cafes. The central plaza is a great spot to chill.
  • Healdsburg is a great pitstop if you are passing by on a road trip to Northern California’s towns like Mendocino or other towns in the north.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, a foodie, or someone who enjoys beautiful scenery and nature, Healdsburg has something to offer for everyone.

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery is one of the most picturesque winery in Healdsburg for its Italinate Villa and beautiful gardens.

I also love Jordan Winery and the panoramic views of Trattore Winery.

Healdsburg is known for its diverse range of high-quality wines, thanks to its proximity to several prominent wine regions, each with its own specialty.

Dry Creek Valley near Healdsburg is known for delicious Zinfandel wines, Alexander Valley for its bold Bordeaux style wines, Russian River Valley for cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Several wineries also specialize in sparkling wine.

The cost of wine tasting in Healdsburg varies depending on the winery and the type of tasting experience you choose.

Generally, wine tasting ranges from $20 – $50 for a regular tasting. For premium tastings, it can go as high as $100-$150.

No, Healdsburg is not in Napa Valley. Healdsburg is located in Sonoma County, which is adjacent to Napa County.

While both regions are renowned for their wine production, they are distinct areas with their own unique characteristics and appellations.

While it is hard to choose, these are the best wineries to visit in Healdsburg area based on reputation, wine selection and location.

  • Ridge Vineyards
  • Dry Creek Vineyard
  • Jordan Winery
  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards
  • Williams Seylem Winery
  • J Vineyards
  • Quivira Vineyards

Some of the hidden gems are the family run wineries that focus on quality and small lot productions. The list includes Trattore, Merriam, Limerick Lane, Cartograph, Gracianna and Armida.

Healdsburg is a treasure trove for wine enthusiasts, offering some of the best wineries in Northern California. From the elegant and scenic Jordan Vineyard & Winery to the historic and sustainably-focused Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs, and the charming family-owned Gracianna Winery, Healdsburg’s wineries provide a diverse and enriching wine tasting experience.

Other notable mentions include the meticulously crafted wines at Williams Selyem Winery and the dynamic and food-friendly offerings at J Vineyards & Winery.

As a sommelier who has been visiting these wineries for years, I can attest to the exceptional quality and unique experiences they offer. The wines of Healdsburg are on par with those of Napa and Paso Robles, reflecting a commitment to craftsmanship, sustainability, and terroir.

Each visit to these wineries reveals new layers of complexity and flavor, making Healdsburg a must-visit destination for any wine lover. If you are looking for more wine country itineraries, check out the most Beautiful wineries in Napa, Best Wineries in Paso Robles and Best Olive oil tastings in Napa. For a romantic stay, check out the most romantic hotels in California!

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