A Day Out in Healdsburg

Courtesy of Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Healdsburg sits at the intersection of three of Sonoma’s most renowned wine valleys — Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River — and the relaxed, agricultural nature of the wine industry permeates every aspect of the area. A beloved getaway for Bay Area wine lovers and tourists alike, the town has retained its small-town charm. Family-owned farms pride themselves on being so and small businesses line the streets of the dense downtown area. Healdsburg is currently seeing an explosion of new tasting rooms, dining experiences and places to shop — and while you are guaranteed to find new favorites with every visit, here is a short list of places we have earmarked as must-visits for spring.

Alley 6 Distillery

1401 Grove Street, Ste. D

In a town known for its wine, Alley 6 makes a great case for small batch spirits. With all production done on-site at the distillery, a visit is more than a tasting; it is a learning experience. A great stop for whiskey, gin and brandy connoisseurs.

Anthem Home

259 Center Street

This outpost of the San Francisco location is a favorite for chic home wares and unique gifts. From luxe pajamas to agate cheese knives and the guest room luggage rack you have been searching everywhere for — this store has it all.

Bacchus Landing

14210 Bacchus Landing Way

This recently opened collection of five boutique wineries is housed in an open, Spanish-style setting flooded with light and boasting plenty of courtyard space, green lawns and picnic tables — so you can stay awhile (trust us, you’ll want to). Don’t miss live music on Saturday afternoons and family-friendly food trucks on Sunday.

Bon Ton Baby

107 Plaza Street

Whether you are shopping for your little one or a gift for someone else’s, this store has everything you will ever need. Here you will find adorably hip rompers, knits and two-piece sets in soothing earth tones that mama and baby will both love. 


110 Matheson Street

This clothing store specializes in luxe basics and curated staples for the modern man. With cotton button-downs and leather shoes and bags as well as Blind Barber grooming items, this is one store he will look forward to returning to again and again. 


322 Center Street

Situated on a corner off the main square, Gathered is deceptively small from the outside — but once you enter and wind up a walkway you will find a treasure trove of boho-style women’s clothing, a