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Discover Dry Creek Vineyard And Other Nearby Wineries

With over 150 of Sonoma wine country's best wineries within easy reach, taking a wine tour is simply a must when you stay with us. Healdsburg wineries are some of the most well-known in all of Sonoma County, with standouts such as Dry Creek Vineyard, Gracianna Winery, and and Sapphire Hill all located here. While the sheer number of wineries in Healdsburg and Sonoma County could keep you busy with tours for days, if not weeks, even just an afternoon visiting two or three will provide a wonderful introduction to the wines of Sonoma. To help plan your visit, we've selected some of our favorite wineries that are all easily accessible from our hotel.

Healdsburg Area Wine History

Located in the Dry Creek AVA, or designated American Viticultural Area, Healdsburg has been at the center of wine production in Sonoma County for centuries. As early as 1812, the first grapes were planted in Sonoma, and by the 1920s over 250 wineries were active in the region. During prohibition, agricultural production shifted away from grapes and wine, but soon after it was repealed there was a swift resurgence in the industry. As American wine consumption increased in the latter half of the 20th century, the number of wineries in Sonoma County grew to the same size the industry's pre-prohibition days.

The region became known for producing some of the first American wines that could compete in quality with their European counterparts. Today, the region is a Mecca for wine lovers wishing to learn more about the origins of their favorite wines. Sonoma County is famous for producing an array of varietals due to the many microclimates throughout the county. In the Dry Creek AVA, we are particularly well-known for our outstanding Sauvignon Blancs and Zinfandels.

Area Wine Tours

Many wine tour companies operate in Healdsburg and Sonoma County, usually offering half-day or full-day tours, tastings, transportation, and food pairings. Bike tours are also a popular option, since many area wineries are within a very close distance of one another. Many of our guests opt for self-guided tours and develop their own itinerary based on their wine, food, and activity preferences. Most wineries in the area do not require an appointment and many offer tours and tastings on a regular schedule throughout the day. To help you get you started your Sonoma County wine tour, here are some of our favorite nearby wineries to visit: