Healdsburg sits in the heart of Wine County.
Healdsburg was founded in 1857 by Harmon Heald. Rich in history The Healdsburg Museum and Historical Society displays many traditional artifacts. The building was built from a grant from Andrew Carnegie. This trendy burg is located just 65 miles north of San Francisco. In years past Healdsburg was a sleepy agriculture community for fruit packers (mostly prunes) and since has become a premier wine grape growing community.
Healdsburg sits in the heart of Wine County and has small town charm with hints of its past. The nexus of three fertile vineyard valleys along the Russian River are Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River Valley where over 400 wineries are in production.
Healdsburg is a popular destination as noted recently from Frommers, Trip Advisor and Forbes for weddings, vacations and wine aficionados. Most times of the year you can stroll the streets and 5 start restaurants, visit 90 pt wine tasting rooms that spill music into the streets.
Music events are held at the famous Healdsburg Plaza each Tuesday night all summer long. The Healdsburg Jazz Festival has been a California favorite for 26 years. They have collaborated throughout the years with many restaurants for music venues. The Russian River is a popular spot with Memorial Beach for swimming, kayaking and canoeing.
An eleven-mile drive through the vineyards brings you to Lake Sonoma, with a marina for boating, catamarans and water skiing. Picnics and cycling are a favorite pastime of residents and visitors alike. There is so much to see and experience in this unique wine country town.