POSTED ON September 7, 2019 | IN Russian River Wine Country - Sonoma Cty., Travel Tips, Wine Country Backroads | BY Joe Becerra

Geyserville is a hidden wine town surrounded by wonderful, exciting wineries. Geyserville is the gateway to the vineyards and wineries in the Dry Creek Valley and the Alexander Valley wine appellations. If you are looking to explore this fantastic wine region of Northern Sonoma County, consider the Geyserville Inn for your place to stay.

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Vineyards on Walling Road in Geyserville wine county

We have lodged many times at the Geyserville Inn and always have enjoyed the rooms and the location. But now the Geyserville Inn is even better. The inn has been revamped, and the rooms are more comfortable and lavishly decorated. Yes, the room prices have increased, but the Inn remains on the affordable side of lodging in Sonoma County .

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Geyserville Inn – newly remodeled rooms – walking distance to restaurants and tasting rooms

About Geyserville

Geyserville is about a ten-minute drive north of Healdsburg. While Healdsburg is one of the best wine cities anywhere in California, Geyserville is a secret gem with enough attractions to keep any wine traveler happy for a few days.

Geyserville Visitor Center
Plan your trip at the Geyserville Visitor Center

Our favorites in Geyserville

A getaway to Geyserville is always a very rewarding trip for us. A slower pace prevails, and it’s often more restful than Healdsburg. For lodging, the newly-remodeled Geyserville Inn is comfortable. Next door is the Geyserville Grille, and they serve all we need for a hearty breakfast.

Just a one-mile walk or ride to the south of town is one of the great secret restaurant destinations, Diavola Pizzeria. It is a local favorite, no reservations, so be prepared to wait. Next door, the Geyserville Gun Club & Bar (no guns seen here) is owned by the same Diavola folks. You can wait at the bar, and Diavola will let you know when your table is ready.

There are many wineries close by, but here are our favorites. Number one is Pedroncelli. It is a family-owned winery with very old Zinfandel vines. The wines are reasonable and, the last time we visited, the $10-tasting fee was waived with a purchase of wine.

Pedroncelli vines in the Fall

Up at the northern end of the Alexander Valley is another fun winery, J R Rickards. This a beautiful and scenic area. The vineyards are sustainably farmed and the wines delicious. This is a fantastic spot for a picnic lunch.

Frick Winery near Pedroncelli is also cool. Bill Frick is a one-man show. Just Bill and his seven acres of vines. Bill makes some very tasty Rhone-style wines. The drive along Walling Road to the winery is one of the prettiest in wine country.

Allow a couple of days for exploring the entire Geyserville wine scene. If you have more time, head over to the Dry Creek Road area for many more wineries and scenic views.