A Weekend in Sonoma Wine Country: Lake Austin Lifestyle Magazine — January 2016.
Think of California wine country and it’s likely that Napa Valley comes to mind first. But if you’re planning a visit, the wine valleys of Sonoma County provide a less crowded, more relaxed experience. The perfect place to base in Sonoma wine country is the captivating town of Healdsburg, nestled along the Russian River at the juncture of three prime winegrowing regions — the Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley wine appellations. Centrally located to over 100 world-class wineries and tasting rooms, Healdsburg is the ideal spot to discover Sonoma County wine country.
Healdsburg combines small-town charm, stunning vistas, and award-winning vintages; all centered around a picturesque town plaza lined with boutique shops, restaurants, tasting rooms, art galleries, antique stores and bars. The vast majority of these are locally owned and operated; one of the most pleasing things about Healdsburg is that there isn’t a chain business to be found. No Starbucks, no Olive Garden, no McDonald’s.
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