Healdsburg Travel Guide

Affiliated with Barndiva, Artists & Farmers carries artisan-made objets such as quilts stitched from antique saris and burled-wood bowls.

Marked by an impressive entry gate, this family-owned winery is built on a hillside in Alexander Valley, where the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations meet.

Scoop up Sonoma County's best artisanal goodies like DaVero's Meyer-lemon olive oil, sheep's-milk cheese from Bellwether Artisan Creamery, and homemade salumi from Bovolo.

In 1984, former garden designer and landscape design lecturer Alta Tingle opened her first shop, The Gardener, in Berkeley, California. She opened this second location in wine country in 1998 inside a corrugated metal barn that is surrounded by a large garden.

M Clothing is stocked with women's designs from both established and emerging labels.

Edoardo Seghesio planted his first Zinfandel vineyard in 1895 in Alexander Valley, and since then the 300-acre winery has been producing award-winning wines.

Vintage furnishings with an industrial-meets-schoolhouse bent (drafting tables, Thonet chairs) are arranged into photo-ready vignettes.

This landmark brewpub from the Norgrove family dates to 1995 and produced all the craft beer for Bear Republic until 2006, at which point they increased production in Cloverdale.

The shop is a mash-up of beach cottage and kaleidoscope, where gingerbread- trimmed shelves brim with kids' clothes in a riot of colors and patterns.

Independent and locally owned, this tiny coffee shop has now expanded to three locations, but the one just off the plaza in Healdsburg is the original. Inside the small space, tables are often filled with locals who come to sample the day's offerings, which are posted on a chalkboard.

Baksheesh focuses on fair-trade, handcrafted gifts from the developing world, including carved beechwood bowls from Haiti and djembe drums from Burkina Faso.

The shop provides rentals, maps of bikeable wine routes, and sage advice about getting around the region on two wheels.


After farming in the Russian River Valley for many years, Joe Rochioli Sr. bought 160 acres of land to establish this now-acclaimed family winery. Taking advantage of the valley’s cool, foggy climate, the company produces Chardonnays, Sauvignons Blancs, and nationally renowned Pinot Noirs.