Drink Local Guide

By | December 01, 2017
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Sonoma winemakers
Photo by Ed Anderson

Specially selected wineries, brewers and other artisan beverage producers located within Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties, and wine bars, restaurants, wine shops and markets that emphasize locally crafted wines, beers and other artisan beverages.

750 Wines
Located in St. Helena, the private tasting room and wine shop showcases many of the newest wines being produced in Napa and Sonoma, as well as the tried and true wines that put these valleys on the map!
Open by appointment only. 707.963.0750; www.facebook.com/750Wines

Anaba Wines
Anaba Wines produces limited edition, award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, unique Rhone-style blends and delicious dessert wines. Anaba’s name originates from cool anabatic winds that swirl through our sustainably-farmed Carneros Estate vineyards. We proudly became the first winery in Northern California to utilize wind power with the installation of a 45-foot wind turbine that harnesses these anabatic winds and generates electricity for the property.
Visit our wind-powered estate at 60 Bonneau Rd. in Sonoma and learn more online.

Barndiva is an exquisite farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Healdsburg with two dining gardens, a remarkable wine list and the most exciting artisan cocktail menu around. Also one of Sonoma County’s premier wedding venues, Barndiva offers a full range of bespoke event services, with dancing in the adjacent art gallery.
Open W–Su noon–midnight. 231 Center St., Healdsburg; 707.431.0100

Behrens Family Winery
Behrens Family Winery is boutique in the truest sense. Owned by Les Behrens and Lisa Drinkward, each wine they produce at their winery perched high on top of Spring Mountain is a low-tech labor of love.
Tastings by appointment. 4078 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707.963.1774

Clif Family Winery & Farm
Visit our new Velo Vino tasting room!
709 Main St., St. Helena; 707.968.0625

El Paseo
This romantic, ivy-covered restaurant centrally located in downtown Mill Valley dates back to 1948. Partners Sammy Hagar and Tyler Florence have transformed the iconic space into “El Paseo–House of Chops.” With executive chef Preston Clark at the helm, the menu focuses on chophouse classics featuring locally sourced ingredients including dry-aged Holstein beef from master butcher Bryan Flannery of Corte Madera and an international wine list geared heavily towards California wines.
Open Su–Th 5–10pm and F & Sa 5–11pm. 17 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley; 415.388.0741

Ferrari-Carano’s Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique
Located in the center of charming Healdsburg, Seasons offers tastes of award-winning Ferrari-Carano and Lazy Creek Vineyards’ wines while you shop for unique home décor and gifts from the wine country.
Open Tu–Su, 11am–6pm, closed Mondays. 113 Plaza Street, Healdsburg; 707.431.2222

Good Earth Market
Good Earth Natural Foods since 1969 is Marin County’s oldest independently owned, community-based natural foods store. We offer hundreds of items grown/raised/produced in Marin. We also have Marin’s only organic deli, all-organic produce and the North Bay’s largest selection of organic and biodynamic wines.
Open daily 9am–9pm. 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax; 415.454.0123

John Ash & Co. Restaurant
Situated on 92 acres of vineyards, enjoy inspired, seasonal, Wine Country cuisine featuring an abundance of locally grown, fresh foods paired with wines from our award-winning wine list. We use the best and freshest ingredients from local farmers and producers for our menus, as well as fruit, vegetables and herbs from our own onsite gardens.
Serving dinner nightly from 5pm. 4330 Barnes Rd., Santa Rosa; 707.527.7687

Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead
Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead is a local gathering place and Napa Valley destination, anchored by Farmstead restaurant (www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant) and Long Meadow Ranch Winery’s tasting room (www.longmeadowranch.com/Visit/Visitor-Program), as well as wine flavor and vegetable gardens, a seasonal farm stand and an organic nursery. This exciting destination offers an array of experiences for lovers of local food and wines, including fresh farm-to-table dining, wine and olive oil tasting and engaging educational experiences that underscore Long Meadow Ranch’s time-honored motto of “Excellence through Responsible Farming.”
738 Main St., St. Helena; 707.963.4555.

Marin Brewing Company
Marin Brewing Company opened in 1989, becoming Marin County’s very first microbrewery. Famous for its family environment, award-winning high-quality ales and presenting a hearty pub-style menu with patio dining.
Open Su–Th 11:30am–midnight, Fri & Sat 11:30am–1am. 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur; 415.461.4677.

Matanzas Creek Winery
Matanzas Creek Winery is located in bucolic Bennett Valley and has been making balanced, elegant wines since 1978. Guest are welcome 10am–4:30pm daily to enjoy our highly acclaimed Sonoma County wines and famed estate gardens and lavender fields.
Tours by appointment. 6097 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa; 800.590.6464.

Michael Mondavi Family Estate
From the everyday to the extraordinary, your wine country experience begins at our Taste Gallery in Carneros. Come and enjoy a selection of more than 20 wines, each handcrafted to reflect a sense of place and passion.
Taste Gallery open daily. 1285 Dealy Lane, Napa; 707.256.2757.

Mill Valley Market
Our wine department features great wines on sale. The $12 price point is our specialty. Our Wine Club will even send our favorites to your home. We have the best beer selection in Marin (many locally produced). Join our Beer Club to taste them all. We also offer a full line of spirits, with a special emphasis on bourbons.
Open M–Sa 7am–7:30pm and Su 8am–7pm. 12 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley; 415.388.3222.

Moylan’s Brewing Company
Moylan’s Brewing Company is a family-style restaurant serving up hearty pub food with an Irish flare, alongside a large selection of handcrafted, brewed-in-house ales. Beer made here is sold in over 25 states.
Open Sa–Th 11:30am–midnight, F 11:30am–1am; 15 Rowland Way, Novato; 415.898.HOPS.

Osteria Stellina
“Point Reyes Italian” with an unwavering commitment to local organic products. Open daily for lunch 11:30am– 2:30pm and dinner 5–9pm. Available for catering on- and offsite and for functions in a private room.
11285 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station; 415.663.9988.

Quivira Vineyards and Winery
Quivira is a family-owned, Demeter-certified Biodynamic and organic vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, specializing in Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Rhone varietals. Quivira offers visitors a colorful 1-acre produce garden, a variety of farm animals, a steelhead spawning stream and artisan winemaking.
4900 West Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg; 707.395.3900.

Relic Wine Cellars
Relic is the dream of husband-and-wife team Mike Hirby and Schatzi Throckmorton. Their use of artisanal winemaking techniques brings out the best in some of California’s greatest vineyards, producing small lots of delicious, natural wines of the highest quality.
Tastings by appointment. 4078 Spring Mountain Rd., St. Helena; 707.967.9380.

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards offers Sonoma Valley’s only farm-to-table wine and food pairing, using selections from its sustainable vegetable garden. Seated pairings are available F–Su at 11am, 1pm and 3pm; M & Th at 11am and 2pm. Reservations strongly recommended.
Tasting room open daily 10am–5pm for award-winning wines and charcuterie on the patio. 888.675.WINE.

Tres Sabores
One of Napa’s “hidden gems” producing terroir driven wines and estate-grown olive oil, all while organically farming the land with the help of guinea hens and sheep.
Open by appointment only. 707.967.8027.

The Front Room Bar & Lounge
Located next to renowned John Ash & Co. restaurant and situated on a vineyard, The Front Room is a popular gathering place for daily happy hours, burger Sundays, specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list.
Happy hours daily, 4–6pm, Burger Sundays from 3–6pm. 4350 Barnes Rd., Santa Rosa; 707.527.7687.

Wayfare Tavern
The ambitious and talented chef Tyler Florence leads Wayfare Tavern. We feature authentic American dishes inspired by the San Francisco restaurant scene of the late 1800s, an era that has deeply influenced the people and fabric of San Francisco. Our inspired yet familiar menu features a raw bar and locally sourced hors d’oeuvres, seasonal vegetables and entrées.
Open M–F 11:30am–11pm; Sa & Su 5–11pm. 558 Sacramento St., San Francisco; 415.772.9060.

Vignette Wine Country Soda
Vignette Wine Country Soda is the uniquely refreshing nonalcoholic beverage sweetened only with the juice of California varietal wine grapes. Now available in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Rosé varieties, these all-natural drinks are lightly sparkling, not too sweet and simply delicious. Cheers!
2265A 5th St., Berkeley; 510.486.9400.

Wind Gap Wines
Named after the geological forces that shape their wine, Wind Gap has been recognized as a leader in naturally made wines from the cool coastal appellations of California. Pax Mahle’s savory cold-climate Syrahs and Pinot Noirs show delicious restraint while people searching for something completely unique will love his Trousseau Gris or the Grenache and Counoise blend. Located in a quaint historic winery building in Forestville, CA.
Call or email for a tasting appointment. 6450 First St, Forestville; 707.887.9100; mail@windgapwines.com.

Whole Foods Markets
Stores in Mill Valley, Napa, Novato, Petaluma, San Rafael, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol and Sonoma.

Article from Edible Marin & Wine Country at http://ediblemarinandwinecountry.ediblecommunities.com/drink/local-drinking-guide-marin-napa-sonoma-counties
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