Visiting Wine Country? Calistoga and Healdsburg Travel Tips
“I remember sitting on one of the patio benches overlooking the vineyards, sharing a bottle of wine with the people closest to me, all of us being completely happy. I can actually picture it in my head like it was yesterday. None of us wanted to leave and we all can’t wait to go again soon.” – Andrew, Illinois
Andrew captures a perfect swirl of Sauvignon Blanc while relaxing on the patio at Twomey Healdsburg.
Take it from us (and Andrew). There’s no better way to spend an afternoon than leisurely sipping wine with friends. Add in the breathtaking views and delicious site-driven wines at our Twomey locations in Healdsburg or Calistoga, and you too will never want to leave.
When visiting wine country, it’s great to find spots like Twomey – Silver Oak’s sister brand – where you can instantly relax, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, and savor the moment. To help you make the most of a day in Calistoga or Healdsburg, we asked our Twomey tasting room associates (and local experts) to share their don’t-miss spots. After hitting these favorites, don’t be surprised if you start wine country house hunting.
P.S. If you’re a Silver Oak fan and haven’t yet discovered Twomey, this is your summer to visit. As we prepare to open our new Silver Oak Alexander Valley winery at the end of this year, we’ll be pouring Silver Oak and Twomey selections at our Twomey Healdsburg tasting room. Enjoy our full menu of wines, from Twomey’s elegant Merlot, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc to Silver Oak’s distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon.
With the long days of summer on the horizon, there’s no better time to come unwind in Calistoga. At Twomey, savor an afternoon with friends around one of our new outdoor fire pits, enjoying a private tasting while you drink in views of our Sauvignon Blanc estate vineyard. After your tasting, the town awaits with quaint streets to explore (stop in for a bite at one of its many tasty restaurants), natural hot springs and spa experiences that will remove all words but “relax” from your vocabulary.
Live Like Calistoga Locals
Tips from behind the Twomey Calistoga Tasting Bar, care of Ava Verdu & Ross Brooks.
|Splurge||Solbar at Solage Resort & Spa||Sam’s Social Club, to go all out but stay casual|
|For a quick bite||Palisades Deli & Café||Busters BBQ, to get messy|
|Place to stay||Calistoga Ranch||Indian Springs - for the Olympic-sized hot spring fed pool|
|Don’t miss||Rent bikes at Calistoga Bikeshop (wine tour optional)||Oat Hill Mine trail: Great hike where you can enjoy a sandwich and pop that bottle with a view|
Grab your friends, hit the road and plan a road trip to Healdsburg. Just an hour and a half up the 101 from San Francisco, our Twomey tasting room awaits with the best view (just saying) of the Russian River Valley and Mount St. Helena, and plenty of wine to share. You’ll feel as if you stepped into a painting as you enjoy our selection of appellation and single-vineyard Pinot Noir, produced in small lots at this site. Just minutes from downtown Healdsburg and the other great Pinot houses of Sonoma, you’ll be in the perfect spot to continue your day’s adventure.
Your Healdsburg Cheat Sheet
Tips from Tasting Room Manager Chantel Peres & Wine Club Manager Cyle Christiansen.
|For a quick bite||Agave Mexican Restaurant||Healdsburger|
|Splurge||Madrona Manor||Barndiva or Valette|
|Best place to uncork a bottle of Twomey||The Healdsburg Plaza during their Tuesday Night Summer Concert Series||Johnson Beach in Guerneville on the river|
|Favorite hike||Lake Sonoma||Armstrong woods in Guerneville or Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa|
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