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.
Welcome to the vibrant world of Rootdown Wines, where the grapes groove to a different beat in the heart of Healdsburg. Rooted in the rhythm of the earth, winemaker Mike Lucia’s innovative approach cultivates wines that are more than a sip – they’re an experience. With a dash of eco-conscious swagger and a whole lot of respect for the terroir, Rootdown Wines isn’t just a vineyard; it’s a revolution, shaking up the wine scene one sustainable bottle at a time.
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.
At the heart of the Ruth Lewandowski wine brand lies a remarkable devotion to crafting wines through natural and organic techniques. They prioritize using organic or sustainable vineyard resources and minimize intervention in the cellar. This approach reflects their dedication to producing wines that are a true expression of the grapes and the land they come from.
The Drink Tasting Room is just minutes from downtown Healdsburg. In addition to hosting live music, food, and wine events, it is home to the local and family-owned winery, Leo Steen Cellars. They pride themselves on working with organic or sustainable vineyard resources and using minimal to no intervention in the cellar.
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.