HEALDSBURG REAL ESTATE
Sonoma County cultural hub famed for its diverse wine production and white-hot culinary scene.
WELCOME TO HEALDSBURG
Centered around a picturesque 19th Century plaza, the charming Sonoma County town of Healdsburg is a hub for art, commerce, culture, and dining. Its population of 11,000 makes Healdsburg one of the region’s larger communities, and its size is reflected in a diverse array of attractions and amenities.
While Healdsburg is relatively large compared to other communities in the region, this is still a community that enjoys the splendid scenery and tranquility for which California wine country is famous.
A DIVERSE CORNER OF CALIFORNIAN WINE COUNTRY
Outstanding winemakers abound throughout Sonoma County and the adjacent Napa Valley, but Healdsburg stands out for the diversity of exceptional wines its soil produces. Three major American Viticultural Areas fall within Healdsburg’s boundaries, with each yielding its own internationally-recognized varieties.
The Russian River Valley region produces a particularly diverse harvest, with different portions providing exceptional conditions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, alongside smaller offerings of Syrah and Zinfandel.
Further along the Russian River, the Alexander Valley AVA is famous for the rich and chocolatey tones of its Cabernet Sauvignon and the exceptional quality of its Merlot. Alexander Valley’s Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, and Sangiovese are also growing in reputation.
The Dry Creek AVA is situated around the Dry Creek tributary of the Russian River. This fertile region was historically famed for its Zinfandel, though Sauvignon Blanc has since become its most prominent variety.
HEALDSBURG REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS
Beautiful homes rise into the hillsides surrounding Healdsburg, with immaculately-maintained gardens and wide, open terraces providing stunning panoramic views of the surrounding scenery.
Healdsburg’s premier properties blend in seamlessly with nature, exhibiting the best in contemporary clean and unfussy design techniques. These luxurious residences and homes for sale feature the finest fixtures and fittings throughout, with beautiful and spacious open-plan living spaces.
The expansive grounds of Healdsburg’s most opulent residences include detached guest suites, bocce courts, and outdoor swimming pools. Striking a fine balance between understatement and upscale, Healdsburg’s luxury homes are the perfect encapsulation of all that makes this corner of wine country special.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
Reflecting the diversity of the wine produced in the three areas in which it sits at the confluence of, real estate in Healdsburg, CA, offers a wide selection of businesses and amenities.
Healdsburg has a thriving jazz scene and numerous art galleries. It also has swank fashion boutiques and numerous independent bookstores and coffee shops.
Sonoma County has traditionally lagged behind neighboring Napa Valley in regard to fine dining, but it now has a rapidly-developing reputation as a first-class culinary hotspot, with many of the county’s finest restaurants setting up in Healdsburg. Well-regarded authentic international restaurants abound. Some of highlights are the Spanish fare at Bravas Bar de Tapas and the Oaxacan cuisine at El Farolito.
Shed is one of the most highly-rated local eateries. Chef Perry Holman’s creative use of locally-sourced produce expertly blends the rustic and the contemporary. Scopa is Healdsburg’s most sought-after restaurant. Reservations are a must-have since the dining holds only 36 seats.