Our morning of wine tastings at Goosecross Cellars and Venge Vineyards was really hard to top, but we were really excited to hit up Healdsburg, my favorite town in all of Northern California.
Our first stop in Healdsburg was the UPS store where we were able to pack up and ship our Rodney Strong wine. This store was great! The staff was very helpful, and they will even go to a winery and pick up your wine and ship it for you.
My favorite part of the store was Bella.
Once we left the UPS store, I discovered that there was a self serve frozen yogurt store in the same complex. I have been wanting self serve fro yo since reading about it on Kelly’s blog, so we went for it.
I had a blast loading up the toppings like a kid in a candy store.
Chocolate and Oreo fro yo with caramel, brownies, and chocolate chips, NOM.
After the fro yo, we were recharged and ready to wander around Healdsburg. It is such a beautiful, adorable, foodie town.
We stopped in at Murphy Goode to taste a few wines. I really liked their Petit Verdot, but I actually didn’t love their Liar’s Dice Zinfandel, which I have heard great things about. I want to give it a try on another day. The tasting room staff at Murphy Goode was very friendly and helpful.
After leaving Murphy Goode, we walked past Dry Creek Kitchen. I had wanted to have my birthday dinner at this restaurant, the home of the famed Charlie Palmer, but when I called to make a reservation, I was told that they were closed for Pigs and Pinot. Walking by, I noticed a couple of familiar faces, Kevin Gillespie and Brian Voltaggio from Top Chef. I nervously walked over, asked for a photo, and Kevin was friendly enough to stand with me for this shot.
I was so excited! Meeting celebrity chefs is way more exciting than actors and actresses, in my opinion!
Could my birthday get any better?! It was perfect timing. After collecting myself, we continued walking around Healdsburg. We visited Ferrari-Carano’s tasting room, but I will post about that in a separate post as we visited their BEAUTIFUL winery the next day.