Anniversary Getaway to Wine Country

We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary this past week, traveling to Healdsburg for a two-night getaway. After visiting earlier this year, I was dying to get back and to show Ryan. It was the perfect amount of time to unwind, relax and reconnect.

We kicked off our stay by going to Bravas Bar de Tapas. I highly recommend eating outside and enjoying a cheese board + their large selection of tapas. Ryan got the Thai One On cocktail and is was delicious! Super refreshing after a long drive!

Afterwards, we walked the square which has a ton of super cute shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. We scheduled a tasting in advance at Banshee Wines, mainly because the tasting room is super cute! Their wines are really good too!

My shirt {under $30!}

Afterwards, we stopped at Noble Folk Ice Cream and I got the Lucky Charm flavor!

One of the better decisions we made was to stay at a fun hotel, H2Hotel Healdsburg, on the square. As always, I booked a week in advance via the app HotelTonight and we got a great deal {use NSCHUE to get $25 off your first stay! Totally not sponsored, but have to mention!}. The hotel was SUPER cute and modern. It had ivy crawling all around the building, an amazing spoon fountain, free jugs of water and snacks in every room, plus a salt-water pool! It was heavenly! 

An added perk was that Spoonbar is on site and they make some of the most amazing hand-crafted cocktails I've ever had. This one was the rosemary margarita...yum!

For dinner, we went to Wili's Seafood & Bar for oysters and other delicious seafood! 

The next day was our wine tasting day, so we grabbed coffee at Flying Goat and checked out Shed before heading out for the day! 

If you can only go to one winery while in Healdsburg, trust me and go to J Winery! The flight of champagne is out of this world and you must do the cheese pairing. I've never had a more unique pairing of cheeses before. It's quite the experience! 

Afterwards, we grabbed deli sandwiches at Oakville Grocery and headed out to Bella Vineyards, where the tastings happen in a cave, and Preston Farm and Winery, an expansive property with a lot of family history.

For dinner we headed to Valette, which was probably my favorite meal of our trip. The food and service was amazing and the entire experience was special. It's a great place for an anniversary dinner or date night. Be sure to order their house made charcuterie and save room for their bread, butter and jam dessert!

We ended our trip at Shed for breakfast. Their Belgian waffle is to.die.for!!! 

It was such a fun weekend and especially nice to really reconnect with my husband! I tease that even though we are pretty good about date night, there is something about the 24-hour mark that really makes a difference!

xo natasha

1 comment :

  1. OH my gosh. I LOVE this. What a fun trip. You two are adorable. Such fun adventures ahead. Love you. xo