The third stop on my recent Concierge Fam Tour with Rick from Blue Heron and five SF concierge on parade along Wine Road, finds us at thumbprint cellars, cozy on the downtown Healdsburg Plaza. We are very comfortable, ensconced on lovely, lounge-y furniture, arranged around a low table, just perfect for the presentation of the thumbprint wines and their awesome Wine & Food Pairing. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable and explains that proprietors/winemaker Scott and Erica are uncharacteristically not around today- Scott is recuperating from some rugby roughness and injuries….this winery is a labor of love and altruism, and the owners and staff show their attention to detail.
Shameless plug for a great cause: The Raven Theatre: Mr. Healdsburg Pageant…Scott is running- he is very brave, along the lines of Medieval Warrior, to participate:
The no-appointment necessary Wine & Food pairing is fun, well-matched and showcases the wines in a comfortable fashion; the menu changes monthly and highlights local products and local chefs. Some of the honey and other local products can be purchased in the TR; I love the thumbprint bottles that have been cut down to be drinking vessels or lovely flower vases…since the labels are embossed on the bottles, they are a lovely reminder of your time here….
The food and wine warm our hearts- and the saucy wine descriptions, penned by Scott, warm our passions….
Here’s looking at you, kids.