I'm a Toronto hound and Ontario wine fan headed to SF/Napa/Sonoma in August. Looking for guidance as to whether, for a true foodie and wine buff, it's better to stay in Healdsburg or Yountville, or to split our time between the two. We have 4 nights to spend in wine country, just trying to figure out how best to use them
In terms of food of course Yountville has Keller. I'd love to get in to French Laundry/Bouchon but failing that would like to try and get in to Ad Hoc, so there will be at least one meal in Yountville but we could easily make it a brunch on a day we're already out in the area. Are there comparable places in Healdsburg?
In terms of wineries, we'd like to stay off the tourist track. Have some places in mind from industry folks up here but we're still wondering which is town is better for the daily out and back wine tripping.
We've seen good deals on hotels in Healdsburg and we've heard a lot more from winemakers and sommeliers about the town being really nice. Is Yountville touristy and overdone? Or is it still worth a visit?
Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer. I'd be happy to tell you all about Ontario wine country :)
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599