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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Best Sonoma County Restaurant Wine Lists

Wine Spectator magazine has an annual competition for best restaurant wine lists. For 2017 here are the restaurants in Sonoma County. There are many more nearby in Napa and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bar at The County Bench, downtown Santa Rosa
630 Park Steakhouse, Rohnert Park
American cuisine. California wine.
Fancy seafood and steakhouse in the Graton Casino.

Barndiva Restaurant, Healdsburg
American cuisine. California, French and Italian wine.
The locals know Barndiva more for their cocktails and outdoor seating.

Dry Creek Kitchen, Healdsburg
American cuisine. California, mostly local Sonoma County, wines.
Charlie Palmer opened the first "fancy" restaurant in Healdsburg in 2001.

Santé, Boyes Hot Springs
French & American cuisine. California wines.
At the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn so it's "flashy tourist eats."

Single Thread Farms, Healdsburg
American and Asian cuisine. Californian and French wines.
New, highly-rated, very expensive, hoity-toity.

Zasu Kitchen, Sebastopol
American and Italian Cuisine. California wines.
A light industrial setting where it's all about the pork.
Zazu Kitchen
I'll add a few others: Valette in Healdsburg, John Ash in Santa Rosa, River's End in Jenner

The best restaurants for wine in Sonoma and Napa; the list distilled down from the Wine Spectator awards by

The full Wine Spectator list. Even though only this handful of restaurants won awards there are many great restaurant wine lists in the area.