A Taste of the Tasting Rooms

With over two dozen wine tasting rooms, countless A-list eateries, and outdoor activities all within walking distance, it’s no wonder the city of Healdsburg is your one stop wine country spot.

In this video, Wine Oh TV’s Monique Soltani makes a Grape Escape along the Wine Road less traveled and sees for herself why wine lovers from across the country are drawn to Northern Sonoma County and she discovers Downtown Healdsburg has good taste!

Bluenose Wines


428 Hudson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448


Paul Brasset has been employed as winemaker in the Healdsburg area of Sonoma County since 1981 when he helped start Fritz winery. Since then his tenure included 13 years at White Oak Winery where the emphasis was on the highly successful Chardonnay program. Most of the vintages made the “Most awarded in America” list and the 1990 won the White Wine Sweepstakes award at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. During this time Paul was also Consulting Winemaker at Christopher Creek Winery where the 1990 Syrah and Petite Sirah were listed as “The Most Awarded in America” in their categories.

After White Oak, Paul went to Pezzi King Winery for five years where the focus was on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandels. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah were also produced. The 1996 Cabernet was on the James Laube’s Best Value in California Cabernets list. The Wine News declared the Pezzi King 1995 Zin ”Zinfandel of the year” and the ’96 Syrah “Best value Syrah”. While at Pezzi King a dream-come-true job opened up at a new Winery called Roshambo. Paul was hired as winemaker and had the opportunity to help design the facility from the ground up. One of the first Chardonnays released earned his second White Wine Sweepstakes award at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair in 2002.

In 2003 Paul was hired as winemaker and personal wine advisor to Mr. Sidney Frank (of Grey Goose Vodka fame), which afforded him time to launch the Bluenose brand.

Open 11am – 5pm, Friday through Sunday,  or by appointment.

Thumbprint Cellars


102 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448


Sip, swirl and savor handcrafted Artisan wines at thumbprint cellars. Enjoy a culinary treat when you choose our indulgent Wine & Food pairing option, offered daily in their Downtown Healdsburg tasting room. Their menu is created using fresh, local Sonoma County ingredients to bring you the quintessential Wine & Food pairing experience. Prepare to awaken your taste buds as you sip and savor their unconventional blends and single varietal options, which are handcrafted from the finest fruit found in the Alexander, Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys.

Thumbprint cellars is the heart and soul of winemaker/ owners, Scott and Erica Lindstrom-Dake and their family.  Scott puts his thumbprint on each bottle to represent the handcrafted quality you expect from an Artisan Winery. Erica and Scott continue to be in awe of the beauty and bounty that Sonoma County offers thumbprint cellars and are thankful that it has provided the fruit to create wine for over 16 years!

Open 11-6 Sunday-Thursday and 11-7 Friday and Saturday. Wine and Food pairings are offered daily, no reservations are required for groups of eight or less. They are happy to prepare Wine & Food pairings for large groups with advance notice.

Click Here for a list of Thumbprint Cellar’s upcoming events!

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  1. Congrats fellow nominee!

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    • Hi Claudia, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to check out Wine Oh TV. It’s such an honor for me to be a finalist and a thrill to hear people like watching the videos!!! Happy Wine Wednesday! Monique:)

    • Thank you so much for your support Claudia! Wine Oh TV won the 2012 Wine Blog Awards!

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