Where can you find the most small family wineries in Northern California? The North Sonoma region.This region includes Russian River and Healdsburg: rich in history and even richer in true authentic wineries. North Sonoma is a serene area with beautiful valleys such as Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River. It’s a history-enthusiast’s dream and a wine-lover’s paradise. With so many charming Sonoma wineries, a tour is essential to discover this area’s treasures.

History of North Sonoma

The Pomo People, an indigenous group of the region, first settled here with villages all across the Russian River. The mid-19th century brought Anglo-American, Russian, and Mexican settlements. The town of Healdsburg was founded in 1857 with Harmon Heald’s purchase of the land. In 1872, the Northwest Pacific Railroad was built, bringing commerce, agriculture, and tourists. The winery industry of Russian River Valley is linked to Mediterranean immigrants planting vines in the mid 1800s.

North Sonoma Wineries Today

While Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay are most prevalent in Sonoma, there still are over 60 diverse varieties. The town of Healdsburg in North Sonoma preserves its 19th century architecture and boasts fine dining, boutiques, upscale inns and spas, and charming wineries. Healdsburg is famous for its Zinfandel but tourists can find all types of varietals at every winery. North Sonoma wineries are ideal for visitors interested in discovering these smaller but stunning towns.

Our Favorite North Sonoma Wineries

At Platypus Wine Tours, we specialize in providing guests with access to hidden-gem wineries off the beaten path. We have a lot of favorites but feel free to browse our top North Sonoma Wineries, Healdsburg wineries, and Russian River wineries.

Platypus Wine Tours is Your Way to Discovering North Sonoma

Most wine experts will tell you North Sonoma, Healdsburg, and Russian River wineries are some of the finest and most authentic in the region. Platypus Wine Tours focuses on the intimate and exclusive wineries that create an inspiring feeling from the second you step onto the property. Explore North Sonoma wineries today and see why people are raving about this charming and exciting adventure.