Healdsburg’s hidden gems

I have written about the Northern CA region in the past and Healdsburg has its mix of higher end food and beverage, but plenty of less costly options as well. Also the trip up and back often allows for discovering all sorts of hidden finds.

A few weeks back a pal took me up to DaVero Farm & Winery, which can I say took my by surprise. Not only is the variation and stories on the wines great – the people that work there are pretty special as well. Check out the website for more details  on its preference for italian wines, the eco-friendly approach and recipes ! Check out the farm and see the pigs and chickens too

FYI – the wines run $30-  $70 but well worth the price and I know I picked up several for gifts. They also have a line of jams and vinegars. Club members get extra social time on the lovely grounds.

On that same trip; I got a chance to eat at the Parish Cafe

Parish is a great date place- but even more it’s a great place to go with friends. The staff is friendly and have a sense of humor that they often need based on the crowds and lines. But it was well worth the wait. From some killer french toast, to hash and eggs to even a good solid cup of coffee.. so those of you who dream of New Orleans; Parish does beignets that will make you start the planning for that trip.