The Wine Road in Pictures… and a few words.

Kara and I had the last week off, so we decided take a trip to Healdsburg and its surrounding wine country.

This is not our first trip up that way, and you’ve seen me write a bunch about this region before (Check it out).

So, this time, I’ve decided to show you what our trip was like with pictures (and a few words).

Enjoy…

Our first stop was Martinelli in the Russian River Valley…

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It was okay.

Next stop, Wilson Winery in Dry Creek Valley…

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Much better.

Staying in the Dry Creek Valley, we headed up Lytton Springs Road to visit Ridge…

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You know I love Ridge.

We also hit up Mazzocco next door to taste a little wine, and to take advantage of their picnic tables…

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Good times.

Next, we took a quick trip over to the Alexander Valley to visit Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery…

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If only I had brought my electric car…

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The wine was okay…

We had a little bit of time before we had to check in to our hotel, so we doubled back to Truett Hurst in Dry Creek Valley…

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If you ever get a chance, you should totally hit this winery up.

A beautiful property.

Fantastic wine.

I especially loved their Biodynamic red field blend, Balance.

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It came complete with a manure packed cow horn!

After our day of tasting, we checked in to our hotel… The H2Hotel.

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This is a beautiful eco-friendly hotel!

With time to kill before dinner, we headed over to the Bear Republic Brewery for a beer…

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And SpoonBar for cocktails…

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And apps…

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Then it was off to dinner at Scopa…

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After a great day and night in Healdsburg, we decided to make one more stop before heading home the next morning…

La Crema…

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What a great get-away.

Stay Rad, Healdsburg…

Jeff

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6 Responses to “The Wine Road in Pictures… and a few words.”

  1. jeremy duterte Says:

    I lived there for almost a year and never went to any of those places. My mother in law has a vacation house on Fitch Mountain Road

  2. jonnybrandy Says:

    jealous

  3. Jeff Eckles (@JeffEckles) Says:

    Manure packed cow horn?! Did you offend the bartender or something? LOL. Glad you had a good time.

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