Culinary Summer in California

by Debra Bokur

Jun 19, 2018

Dustin Valette, owner/chef of Valette in Healdsburg

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If California wine country is on your radar this summer, the small, beautiful town of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, has plenty of reasons to build a culinary getaway. Take a jam-making class at Dry Creek Peach and pick nectarines, plums, pluots, figs, persimmons, Meyer lemons and both white and yellow peaches directly from the ranch’s trees.

Set off on the historic streets with a private 5-star gourmet food tour, hosted by Savor Healdsburg, where the route includes top wineries, star chefs and local food artisans.

Head further afield with a visit to DaVero Farms. This biodynamic family farm produces wine and olive oil, while visitors enjoy private tours of the grounds with a farm-focused food tasting at the Home Farm.

Before you leave, visit the Journeyman Meat Company. This part-tasting room, part-butcher shop celebrates Italian and Sonoma County food traditions. Visitors sample shared charcuterie plates, pizza, sausages and sandwiches along with a glass of local wine.

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