“Put Yourself In The Way Of Beauty”

This is my favorite quote from ‘Wild’ the movie, because any opportunity to seek out and be in the presence of beauty is an opportunity not to be missed. We took this to heart on a recent jaunt up north to Sebastopol, the heart of the Russian River Valley. Inventive food, spectacular Pinots and all around us, Nature in her lush Spring glory.

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Downtown Graton, CA


Underwood Bar & Bistro (good selection of tapas-style bites and wonderful cocktails)
9113, Graton Road
Graton, CA

Peter Lowell’s (went for breakfast, they make their own hot sauce which is great with eggs)
7385 Healdsburg Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472

Chalk Board (seasonal house-made pastas, will return for their happy hour selection)
29 North St
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Noble Folk (forego dessert anywhere else. Unique ice-cream flavors: juniper + honey! Black sesame + coconut! and a wonderful selection of Heritage Pies.)
381 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Nick’s Cove (comforting clam chowder and fish and chips, plus great views of Tomales Bay)
23240 CA-1
Marshall, CA 94940

Dutton-Goldfield Winery (exquisite Russian River Pinots. Extensive menu of ‘tasting experiences’ on offer, you could spend all day here!)
3100 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Merry Edwards Winery (delicious Sauvignon Blancs and her Pinots age well)
2959 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Iron Horse Vineyards (spectacular views, known for their sparkling wines, skip the reds)
9786 Ross Station Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472

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