Indulge in the Delights of the Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience

Krystel Heddy

From Thursday, May 16th, to Sunday, May 19th, indulge in the culinary delights of Sonoma County at the annual Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience. This festival celebrates the area’s rich culinary heritage, sustainable farming methods, and global agricultural influence.

The Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience offers attendees upfront access to some of the region’s most renowned winemakers, chefs, farmers, and growers through various à la carte events. Among the notable names participating are wine connoisseur Anthony Giglio, Emmy Award-winning TV host Guy Fieri, and Top Chef’s Lee Anne Wong.

The exceptional lineup of events includes the “Maui at The Matheson” Dinner + LIVE Auction, Happy Hour with Healdsburg’s Best, Battle of the Bubbles Seminar, and the Outdoor Concert featuring GRAMMY-winning blues artist Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at Rodney Strong Vineyards.

The Vintners Plaza Grand Tasting serves as the weekend’s premier event, where the region’s winemakers and culinary artisans showcase their finest offerings. Attendees can engage with featured vendors and fellow wine enthusiasts while savoring delectable bites and dishes.

Tickets for each event are sold separately, with prices ranging from $85 to $250. For those interested in multiple events, the Platinum Weekender Package, available for $4,500, offers exclusive access to additional experiences, including the Wine-Down Pool Party at Francis Ford Coppola Winery, a Pinot Talks seminar, cooking demonstrations by Chefs Amanda Freitag & Stu Stalker at Little Saint, and more.

Beyond the food, drinks, and music, there will also be an array of local artisans and vendors showing off their work. Sip some wine and browse local artists’ work, and you will surely find some top-notch bargains on high-end products.