Big Bottom Market


Okay Snicker McSnickerstein. Let’s get this out of the way: The name of the forthcoming Big Bottom Market in Guerneville refers to the river town’s 1860’s moniker as “The Big Bottom”. As in an alluvial flood plain. Not your granny’s gadunkadunk in the trunk.

 But owners Crista Luedtke (boon eat+drink, boon hotel) and Michael Volpatt (of PR firm Larkin Volpatt) aren’t exactly shying away from the cheeky double entendre. “When we heard it we just though it was fun. It’s definitely got a lot of people talking,” said Volpatt.
This small-town market isn’t you usual cigs, beer and Slim Jim kind of joint,  it’s a gourmet general store focused on artisanal food wine and micro brews for the beach-bound and picnic-set. In addition to deli items and prepared foods, Big Bottom Market will also sell its own blend of red wine, Sonoma County olive oil and sea salt.
But that’s not what’s caught our attention. “Visitors to the market can also anticipate getting their hands on one of the best biscuits ever tasted. In the words of the market partners, ‘The biscuit is the new cupcake and ours are off the hook delicious.‘”

In March of 2017, the market started Venti, a new monthly dinner series inspired by Italian home cooking.  With just 20 seats available for each event, these intimate gatherings at the Guerneville gourmet market will feature four-course meals created by owner Michael Volpatt and in-house chef Donna Star, along with wine pairings.

The all-inclusive dinner is $120 per person, with reservations available by emailing

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Main Street 16228
Guerneville 95446 CA US
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Open Wednesday to Monday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Closed Tuesday