Wine Country awaits. Sonoma County is just a short jaunt up north for San Franciscans seeking an authentic wine country experience that blends the rustic traditions of agriculture with world-class drinking and dining. This is your guide to the best food, wineries, hotels, and services the area has to offer.
Unique even in the fine dining town of Healdsburg, Barndiva is a restaurant that gracefully combines international style with authentic farm-to-table values. Gardens are filled with art from Studio Barndiva, the gallery and event space next door. 231 Center Street, Healdsburg, 707-431-0100.
El Dorado Kitchen
Situated off the Sonoma Square, El Dorado Kitchen offers a seasonal menu, an extensive wine list including local producers and wines on tap, and superb craft beers. For a full Sonoma experience, stay in their historic El Dorado Hotel. 405 First Street West, Sonoma, 707-996-3030.
Situated on the pastoral Giacomini Family Dairy, home to Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, The Fork specializes in farm-to-table educational experiences with tours, culinary classes, cheese tastings and monthly farm dinners. 14700 Highway 1, Point Reyes, 415-663-8880.
On Tomales Bay, Nick’s Cove offers twelve luxurious overnight cottages and a restaurant helmed by executive chef Austin Perkins. Classic dishes combine creativity, seasonality, and the abundance of neighboring farms. 23240 Highway 1, Marshall, 415-663-1033.
This 130-year-old historic market offers delicious, made-to-order gourmet foods sourced from California farmers and purveyors. Stop by for food to go, picnic baskets, gifts, or a glass of wine on the patio. 124 Matheson St, Healdsburg, 707-433-3200.