Healdsburg, California has become a frequent spot I enjoy visiting. Not only because they have an amazing wine scene both downtown and outside of the square, but because of the incredible charm of the town, the amazing dining, and the people! It all comes together to create an incredible vibe that you cannot miss! Below you’ll find my recommendations for the Best Healdsburg Winery Tasting Rooms to experience.
What to Wear Wine Tasting?
Everyone always asks me what to wear when they’re wine tasting. To help with the planning I’ve created a guide of some of my favorite wine country essentials below when planning a trip to Wine Country!
Banshee Wines Tasting Room
Banshee Wines Tasting Room is one of those spots that I never get tired of. It has a cool, modern, fun scene with great wines, mostly Sonoma & Russian River including Pinot Noir, Rose, and Chardonnays. It really is an essential stop in Healdsburg that everyone seems to enjoy. Also they’re now owned by Foley Wines so if you join Banshee Wines you can get access to their other wineries such as another one I adore Chalk Hill also in 325 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Read more about my experience here: Banshee Wines Tasting Room in Healdsburg.
All smiles back to Banshee Wines! Such a charming tasting room with so many amazing culinary experiences: Wine & Cheese, Charcuterie, Chocolate & Wine Pairings. Endless delights!
We were welcomed with the Ten Cups Sparkling wine. Absolute perfection. This is quite a steal at around $30 it tastes like it would be twice that price. Super fresh, great acidity and truly a crowd pleaser.
The Caviar & Wine pairing was probably my favorite. So much that it inspired me to create a Best Caviar & Wine Tastings Guide. Read all about that on the blog here!
Upon arriving we were greeted with the lovely Sparkling Wine, this cheese plate, chocolates and caviar. Talk about a fabulous experience. This was an assortment of the various culinary offerings available at Banshee. I recommend them all truly.
Girls just want to have fun! This was the perfect afternoon tasting for a Friday to jumpstart the weekend.
Blood Root Wines
Blood Root Wines is founded by, Kelly & Noah Dorrance who you may recognize from Reeve Wines (another spectacular brand they own) and also from their former brand Banshee (which they co-founded and have since sold). They have the best taste in branding, decor, wines, really everything. Read more about their sister brand Reeve Wines and be sure to plan a visit to Blood Root Wines to experience their lovely wines. 118 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Another great Healdsburg Tasting Room that is also family-owned is Cartograph Wines. They have a lovely interior setting and great wines I highly recommend you check out!
My friends at Ernest Vineyards just opened a stunning NEW tasting room in Healdsburg on the Plaza. They are now ready to welcome visitors in their own lounge for you to taste their exceptional wine with their amazing team. 320 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Photo Courtesy of Ernest Vineyards
Hartford Family Winery
Hartford Family Winery‘s Tasting Room is located right in the heart of downtown Healdsburg. The tasting showcases a selection of four of their unique wines from some of the most expressive vineyards sites in and around the Russian River Valley. Their 80-100-year-old Zinfandel vineyards and the wine they produce are irreplaceable treasures. 331 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
LIOCO Wine Tasting Room
LIOCO Wine Tasting Room is a super charming tasting room located in downtown Healdsburg. The team is super friendly and knowledgeable. The wines are spectacular and well-priced for the amazing quality, not to mention the wide range of varietals is perfect for wine enthusiasts. 320 Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
LIOCO is dog-friendly so naturally, it’s one of Ernestine’s, my Frenchie’s, favorite spot to visit too!
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The long awaited Maison Healdsburg Wine Bar just opened and it’s fabulous! Founded by Evan & Jade Hufford and Ryan Knowles this is a boutique wine bar that is a MUST visit for any wine lovers. Maison Healdsburg is a wine/sake/beer bar focusing largely on the wines of coastal California, old vintage and rare California bottles, as well as Champagne …
As of opening month, they are offering over 30 wines and sakes by the glass, with more added daily. 210 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg.
Portalupi Wines is made in California with Italian expression in every sip. This combination of flavors is truly one of a kind. They have a cozy tasting room with amazing service. This family-owned winery takes their roots to the next level with the fantastic wine they produce here in California. 107 North St, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Marine Layer Wines is the newest tasting room on this list and it’s amazing. Marine makes authentic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of the best vineyards of the Sonoma Coast and has one of the most stunning tasting rooms on the list which is a must-see for any Pinot Noir & Chardonnay lovers. 308 B Center St, Healdsburg, CA 95448.
Rootdown Cellars is a great spot for a unique and modern wine tasting. Winemaker Mike Lucia makes some amazing wines that you must try yourself. Read about Rootdown Cellars and my Interview with owner & winemaker Mike Lucia on the blog.
The Harris Gallery
The Harris Gallery in Healdsburg is an incredible spot to enjoy stunning wine with the most intricate art displayed all around you. Owned by a father and son duo, this gallery and wine tasting room is a unique experience that you must try while in Healdsburg. Think about going on a wine and art tour or book the picture-perfect outdoor pergola area or living room for a group. This is truly an amazing spot and I hope you all enjoy the fine art and wine! 320 Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg, CA 95448