To all our friends in Northern California, stay safe. Our thoughts are with you.
(Recorded and aired last week, just before the recent devastating wildfires)
In this episode, Native Traveler hits the backroads of Northern Sonoma, a couple of hours north of San Francisco. California’s laid-back wine country traditions thrive here in the refined chill of Healdsburg, and in more sleepy winetowns like Geyserville and Cloverdale. We find the quirkiest, most entertaining tasting room in the region. Yes, wine lovers have two-wheeled between vineyards here for decades, but today we take a look at Sonoma's new brand of cyclist — among other things. Listen in...
(Feature: Ride Hard, Play Well 01:16; Erik Jensen of Cube Bikes on ebiking 9:20; Mike Little of The Healdsburg Experience 16:24; Chef Dustin Valette of Valette in Healdsburg 34:27; Patrick of Locals Tasting Room in Geyserville 43:34)
The Healdsburg Experience and the Art of Northern Sonoma Living
The Healdsburg Experience Luxury Vacation Rentals are experts at helping travelers embed like locals. We talk to owner Mike Little about the finer points of doing just that in total Northern Californian fashion. Check out don't-miss local experiences in their blog.
Vintage and Vintages at Locals in Geyserville
By a wine country mile, the most entertaining tasting of our time in Northern Sonoma. They fundraise for local homeless. Amazing vintage clothing. Thanks Patrick!
Cube Bikes and Ebikes
Awesome road bikes, state-of-the-art ebikes. Erik Jensen of Cube Canada on the Pine Flat route.
Ride Hard, Play Well — Wine Country Bikes in Healdsburg
Tac, Heather and John of Wine Country Bikes. Superb bikes, great regional knowledge, awesome guides. Tac, you're a gem.
Valette — One of Healdsburg's Hottest Tables
Healdsburg native son, owner and chef, Dustin Valette, is a character. His vision — local haute cuisine with a casual flair.
Scenes of Living Local in Northern Sonoma
Known well on the shelves of Canadian liquor stores, Coppola is the antithesis of an intimate Sonoma winery experience — in all the best ways. A don't-miss for movie fans.