Class size is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $450 and includes Winemaker's Dinner, cooking class, lunch, and winery program. To register, call Relish at 877/759-1004 or e-mail email@example.com.
Traditional Home has reserved a limited number of rooms at two hotels. The Hotel Healdsburg (hotelhealdsburg.com; 800/889-7188) defines modern luxury. The Vintner's Inn (vintnersinn.com; 800/421-2584) is a four-diamond hotel in nearby Santa Rosa. Rates vary; mention Traditional Home when you reserve. For other accommodations, contact the Healdsburg Lodging Coalition (healdsburglodging.com).
Dine in Healdsburg and discover what California dreamin’ is all about. Cyrus (707/433-3311), where Chef Douglas Keane was recently nominated for the James Beard award as Best Chef/Pacific, coddles with elegant surroundings and refined food and service. Barndiva (707/431-0100) uses only sustainable sources for their heartier fare. Locals love the martinis and eclectic menu at Bistro Ralph (707/433-1380) and the homey Italian cooking at Scopa (707/433-5282). Don’t miss the ethereal fruit galettes at Downtown Bakery and Creamery (707/431-2719).
Vineyards and wineries
Healdsburg features local vineyard tasting rooms including Kendall-Jackson (337 Healdsburg Avenue) and La Crema (235 Healdsburg Avenue). Go to healdsburg.com for a complete listing of area wineries. For a broader scope, visit the Wine Road Northern Sonoma County site (wineroad.com), which represents 140 wineries and 50 lodgings in Russian River, Alexander Valley, and Dry Creek Valley.
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