Although food and wine abound, there are
lots of other things to do in the area. This list is by
no means complete, but it will give you a place to start to explore
the region. There is something for everyone: spas, boutiques, beautiful
parks and interesting museums.
Wine is the backbone
of our economy. Each year, one can't help but notice
the buds swell, the freshness of the pale green new leaves,
the lush beauty of the summer vineyard, then the fruit swelling
and ripening. The vineyard workers come and harvest the fruit
and the whole valley is rich with the smell of the crush.
The leaves turn their autumn colors and fall to the ground
and the vineyard is asleep again. The wineries, however,
are busy making the fruit of the grapevines into sumptuous
These industry groups offer more information about wines,
wineries and the industry surrounding it.
Summer is here! Look for beautiful tomatoes and zucchini and
summer veggies. The Farmers Market is now open twice a week:
from 9 until noon at Vine and North and Tuesdays
on the plaza from 4 - 6:30 pm. During the Tuesday Farmers Market,
there is a town
and a free open air concert from 6 - 8.
In addition to summer veggies, look for beautiful flowers and
fresh breads and cheeses that are offered at the market. July
is stone fruit month. Apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines should
compares to fruit grown locally and picked ripe. The Farmers Market
has a great selection.
Sonoma County produce is featured in most of our restaurants. It's always a good night to eat out in Healdsburg.
Inspiration can come from many sources. The people represented in the websites below inspire the search for beauty in the ordinary and nurture the kind of vision that can only start in the imagination.