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Top 10 Hot Spots around Healdsburg

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Madrona Manor Restaurant
Nestled in the hills above the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County, Madrona Manor is a Victorian estate surrounded by eight acres of wooded and landscaped grounds. The Mansion was built in 1881 and has been a destination for discerning guests seeking a stay in the gracious wine country of northern California since 1981. Enjoy a romantic meal in their acclaimed restaurant or engage in quiet conversation with drinks their veranda. It is a romantic escape in Healdsburg just off Westside Road.
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Plaza Farms
This cooperative showroom on Healdsburg Square is the prefect place to experience what makes wine country so special - its artisan producers. In one gourmet environment, taste, smell, dine, wine and shop for special items by Architectural Ceramic Design, Bovolo Restaurant, DaVero Olive Oil & Wine, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Philip Staley Winery, Oteao - teas from around the world and Tandem Winery. Go there and get inspired for a day of activities in wine country. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Cyrus Restaurant
Cyrus Restaurant is located in Healdsburg, the very heart of Sonoma wine country. This intimate elegant restaurant is nestled just off the square in the new boutique Les Mars Hotel. The restaurant’s contemporary luxury cuisine is offered in a completely flexible prix fixe format of three to five dishes selected from any section of the menu. The arched and vaulted dining room welcomes guests to elegant tables set with fine linens, crystal, china and silver. Guests are greeted warmly as they enter the bar while a myriad of special touches await them at the table. Warm canapés arrive to be enjoyed with a cocktail list or glass of bubbly served tableside from champagne and caviar cart.
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barndiva
Stop by for a drink and some appetizers at this super modern hot spot for locals. The updated barn building boasts modern wine country dining, sleek bar area and beautiful outdoor gardens. The eclectic wines by the glass program is pulled from barndiva's cellar, which holds 250 fine wines, many of them local treasures. Plus order seasonally inspired cocktails created with the finest spirits and organic, house made syrups.
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J. Howell Fine Art
Fine art is like fine wine- inspirational, memorable and fun to hunt for. J. Howell Fine Art, located in the center of Healdsburg's town Plaza, exhibits original paintings and works on paper by contemporary California artists. The gallery is situated in the old Bank of Italy building (circa 1910). Eleven-foot tall plate glass windows were added to the original granite facade to create a bright modern space in one of the oldest buildings on the Plaza. Works on display include vivid impressionist and plein-air landscapes, meticulous dry brush watercolors, multihued figurative work, realism and vibrant abstracts.
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