This winery is a beautiful, incredible must-visit. Several people we have met along the way on our Sonoma County trips have mentioned Truett Hurst to us, and while we spend a lot of time in the Dry Creek Valley, we somehow never made it to Truett Hurst until our April travels.
We started our Sunday with a beautiful breakfast at the Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza; really, their breakfast and wine hour are reasons enough to stay there! After an early morning wander around Healdsburg in glorious, warm sunshine, we stopped briefly at Mauritson for some Zinfandel tasting (and walked away with a beautiful Rockpile Rosé instead) where Truett Hurst was recommended yet again. It turned out to be the most perfect property to spend a sunny wine country day; we pretty much arrived and didn’t leave for hours.
The tasting room at Truett Hurst is in a cute little house and is rustic and very sweet. One of the big perks, in addition to some delicious wines, is that they have a refrigerator full of picnic items at great prices.
We were poured our first taste and encouraged to take our wine and wander the grounds. The sky was a perfect blue, and it was about 80 degrees; you didn’t have to twist my arm to go for a walk with my splash of Truett Hurst Sauvignon Blanc.
The tasting room is situated on a big parcel of land nestled up against a river that’s full of steelhead trout. We watched them swimming against the current, while I fought urges to stick my feet in the river. Since it’s an important habitat, swimming and wading are not allowed.
Gardens full of beautiful flowers and trees lead the way out to the river, where a number of tables and Adirondack chairs are set up for visitors to enjoy.
Perfect blue skies add the only decoration needed. This day was so beautiful, it hardly feels real now.
After a little wander, we returned to the tasting room to taste through Truett Hurst’s wine offerings.
All of the wines were fantastic, but standouts included the Sauvignon Blanc, Salmon Run Rosé, and the peppery, absolutely amazing Red Rooster Zinfandel. We were spoiled with these wines, the hospitality, and surroundings at Truett Hurst. Sigh.
Truett Hurst sells their wines by the glass so you can have a little more of your favorite/s. We decided we never wanted to leave this winery, so we grabbed some wine, meat and Cowgirl Creamery cheese, the winery gave us some crackers, napkins, and utensils, and we stretched out by the river for the rest of the afternoon. It. was.perfect.
I could definitely get used to spending my Sundays like this. Have I mentioned I can’t wait to go back?