Healdsburg is home to a host of wineries as committed to sustainability as we are here at h2hotel. With a vineyard-centric approach that plays up the personality of the grapes, they make truly amazing wines. Here are some of our favorites to explore.
After apprenticing around the world for eight years, first generation winemaker Martha Stoumen set out to create a collection of wines with care, patience, and no shortcuts. Martha Stoumen wines are made from unexpected varietals and offer new takes on California classics. While Martha Stouman doesn’t have a public tasting venue, her team will be offering exclusive wine tasting in the hotel lobby for H2 guests, October 14th and 21st, 3-5pm.
One Tasting Room, two wineries (plus an uber-cute coffee cart). Here you can enjoy wines from two local family owned wineries, Leo Steen Cellars and Root Down Wine Cellars. Both pride themselves in working with organic or sustainable vineyard sources and using minimal to no intervention in the cellar.
Based in Healdsburg and located just off the town square, Idlewild sources fruit from just three vineyards, under their own management and direction. Looking to northern Italy for its inspiration, Idlewild’s emphasis is on the vineyard followed by minimalist winemaking techniques.
A small, family owned and operated winery using grapes from 100 year old, sustainable, and organic vineyards to create “natural wines” that reflect traditional winemaking practices in Sonoma County. At Harvest, Pastoral winemaker and proprietor, Darek Trowbridge, invites friends to hand pick and stomp in his own backyard.
Located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, DaVero believes in learning while enjoying the farm. They offer walking tours of their estate vineyards and gardens that highlight regenerative and Biodynamic farming practices. Afterwards, sample handcrafted wines paired with seasonal farm bites, award-winning olive oils and imported 15-year aged balsamic vinegar.
Truett Hurst is a certified organic and Biodynamic farm committed to more than just natural wine production techniques and sustainable packaging. Their Dry Creek Restoration Project works to protect and create a healthy watershed for all the creatures that depend on it while their family of farm animals control weeds, fertilize the vineyards and gardens, and help build healthy soils.
The winemaking style at Quivira utilizes thoughtful commitment to low-input winemaking, organic farming, and balance of terroir to produce wines that proudly showcase their varietals and origins. Quivira Vineyards is a leading producer of Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rhone varietals.