Hop Kiln Winery, Healdsburg
||Wine Country/Santa Rosa, CA|
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An afternoon spent at Hop Kiln Winery is an enjoyable one! Here, in the attractive wine-tasting room made up of huge wooden vats, you can taste wine and munch on crackers and chutney for free! You can buy fresh-baked warm bread for only a few dollars and eat it with their free mustards and oils. Sit out on the gorgeously sunny patio and enjoy the day. There are gardens with a pretty pond. The nationally-registered historic house has a great feel to it. It also has an interesting story- when they moved it from its original location, it was too wide to fit through a bridge so they had to cut it in half!
You pass near Healdsburg on your way to Hop Kiln. It's a delightful little town on the upper Russian River. Spend some time walking around the town, or sit by the river and relax! There is a beach where you can swim in summer (see directions below).
For other great wineries, check out Sterling Vineyard or Montelena Chateau in Napa Valley. For delicious Indian food where the Russian River meets the ocean in Jenner, check out Sizzling Tandoor Restaurant.
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The sunny patio, where you can eat yummy snacks and sip wine.
The house that they had trouble moving!
6050 Westside Rd, Healdsburg, call (707) 433-6491.
Exit Highway 101 northbound at Central Healdsburg. Drive along Healdsburg Avenue and then turn left on Mill Street, which turns into Westside Rd. The road veers to the left.
Exit Highway 101 southbound at Westside Rd. Turn right on Westside Rd. The road veers to the left.
Healdsburg Memorial Beach: 13839 Old Redwood Highway. From Highway 101 northbound, exit at Healdsburg Ave, bear right on Healdsburg Ave. The beach is less than a mile after you exit the freeway. Cost is $6 per car.
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Overall Visitor Rating:
|Hidden gem! Wonderful wine!!|
|Now I'm waiting for the photos of the actual wine ;-)|
|I love it. I already went to other wineries in the area but will love seeing this one!|