8 Reasons to Go to Geyserville
Geyserville is a small town with a big reputation for incredible wine. Situated between Healdsburg and Cloverdale, the town’s “downtown” is a block long and offers multiple options for dining, wine tasting and bars where you can mingle with the convivial locals. While it is very quick drive to Healdsburg, Geyserville — originally known as Clairville Station — is a quieter, more intimate experience. Here is a guide to get you acquainted with one of Wine Country’s best-kept secrets.
2505 Geysers Road
If you are looking for the perfect house that will sleep up to 10 for your next family holiday, this is the property that can make that dream come true. Originally home to Skipstone proprietor Fahri Diner, it encompasses 8,344 square feet, with five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms and has sweeping views of bucolic Alexander Valley and the Mayacamas Mountains. The Residence offers plenty to do, with a game room, private swimming pool, two outdoor fire pits, an outdoor kitchen and a very well-stocked wine cellar. A concierge service is available before and during your visit and can arrange anything you can think up. Picturing a dreamy Christmas getaway with all the extras? The staff will handle everything, from the tree you’ve always wanted to private chef experiences and more. The new on-property winery will be finished in spring 2024, but you can plan “at-home” tastings to sample the exceptional wines during your stay — and you’ll want to do just that. Rates start at $6,000 per night
275 Highway 128
If you want to experience this Michelin-starred gem but didn’t make a dinner reservation, consider popping in to the Bubbles Lounge (Thursday–Sunday, 5–9 p.m.) for the A Taste of the Lounge experience ($95). It includes a glass of André Clouet “Grande Réserve” Brut Grand Cru and a selection of delicious dishes to choose from. That’s a “yes” from us!
21021 Geyserville Avenue
Another downtown mainstay, Diavola is actually much more than a pizzeria, also offering delectable seasonal dishes like octopus and spaghettini with pork cheek ragu (there are also gluten-free options). The historic building the restaurant is situated in only adds to the small-town charm.
21001 Geyserville Avenue
Every town needs a homey coffee shop and Fermata is that and then some. The best part is that you feel like you are in the middle of the country, but with all the designer coffee options we know and love. Fermeta also has an abbreviated but worth-the-stop-in food menu.
21047 Geyserville Avenue
A favorite among locals, Catelli’s in downtown Geyserville serves California-style Italian comfort food in a charmingly rustic setting. Weather permitting, ask for a table on the outdoor patio — you won’t be disappointed.
21025 Geyserville Avenue
This is your pre- or post-dinner cocktail spot: locals swear by it, the decor is cozy and echoes the rural surroundings, and you get the feeling this has just become your new favorite spot as soon as you walk in. Did we mention there is live music?
19550 Geyserville Avenue
Winemaking has been in this family’s blood for generations and it is noticeable in everything from the superb wine to the congenial hospitality. Schedule a tasting or book the bocce courts and make an afternoon of it. The tasting room received a major upgrade this summer and it’s more welcoming than ever.
300 Via Archimedes
The Francis Ford Coppola Winery is a destination in itself. Not only is it a large-scale wine production site, it also houses some of the most exciting Coppola Hollywood memorabilia, a bustling restaurant, Rustic, and a pool that has already made our must-visit list for summer 2024. A great family activity.