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Top 10 Hot Spots around Healdsburg

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This wine country trip it’s time to hit up Healdsburg in Northern Sonoma County. This hip town square and its surrounding areas are jammed packed with hot dining spots, wine tasting lounges and unique experiences. It’s the place to be when you seek a modern, sophisticated setting for your next excursion to wine country. WineCountry.com recommends some of these finds for an afternoon around Healdsburg.

Dry Creek Kitchen
Charlie Palmer, one of America’s leading chefs went directly to the source – Northern Sonoma County – for the finest fresh seasonal produce, gourmet food purveyors, and fine wines, to form Dry Creek Kitchen. Dry Creek Kitchen, located at the posh Hotel Healdsburg sits right on the square for a leisurely lunch or extravagant dinner following your day of wine tasting. The focus is on great and simple foods highlighting Sonoma County’s fresh ingredients like incredible products from local purveyors such as CK Lamb and Liberty Duck, plus numerous artisan cheeses from Redwood Hills and Cowgirl Creamery, among others, are key to the restaurant’s success. Wine, dine and stay at the Hotel Healdsburg in this Exclusive Experience travel package.
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Ferrari-Carano Winery
Enoteca Reserve Tasting Bar Ferrari-Carano's recently opened "Enoteca" Reserve Tasting Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy delicious wine flights and private tastings in a beautiful setting. "Enoteca," which means "wine library" in Italian, is located in the underground cellar of Villa Fiore, Ferrari-Carano's Visitor Center, located in picturesque Dry Creek Valley. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The WineCountry.com Exclusive Experience package includes their tour and a special reserve tasting.
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Chalk Hill Estate Winery
Reserve an afternoon Culinary Tour at the Chalk Hill Estates Vineyard and Winery, located on Chalk Hill Road in Healdsburg, CA. Your afternoon will begin by touring the Furth family’s private culinary garden where organically-farmed produce is the inspiration for Executive Chef Didier Ageorges’ culinary artistry. Following a brief excursion through the vineyards, you will arrive at the Pavilion - a conservatory center with panoramic views of the Chalk Hill valley. There, you will enjoy a sit-down tasting of our wines paired with several small plates prepared by Chef Didier. Tour is 2.5 hours.  
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The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg
Why not end your day of wine tasting around the square with a little mani – pedi or body wrap? Wine country is not only the expert destination for wine and food but also for deliciously-infused spa treatments. The Spa at Hotel Healdsburg focuses on simple, conscious care in tranquil surroundings using only 100% natural products. Step in for a refreshing cucumber and mint manicure and pedicure or champagne body wrap.
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LongBoard Tasting Room
Longboard Vineyards started as the journey of a surfer who stumbled into a winemaking career and wished to close a circle and pay homage to what he finds important in life. This little wine producer has evolved, growing organically, and in 2006 became a partnership between three individuals who, between them, have close to 60 years of experience with the premium wine industry. Go hang out in their wine tasting lounge just off the Healdsburg Plaza for “longboard” or “shortboard” taste. It’s a wine tasting room until 5 p.m., then magically transforms into a hangout for locals in the evening!
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