Just when you’ve found the perfect Sonoma County spot for tasting champagne and Italian wines (yes, Euro pours in Sonoma), they announce they’re closing. One of Healdsburg’s most popular wine bars, Bergamot Alley is taking its zany-vintage charm (school chairs-turned-bar stools and fabric pattern-piece art on the bathroom wall), packing up its impressive vinyl record collection, and moving its cool vibes and Old World wines online on March 31.
Bergamot Alley has been a favorite among winemakers and oenophiles eager to explore wines that aren’t made from the eight grapes that make up 93 percent of the wine produced in Northern California. If you haven’t been already, we suggest you check it out between its brick and mortar walls before the business moves to a laptop near you. Following the transition online, Bergamot Alley will continue to offer wine education and bottles celebrating lesser known (at least to Sonomans) grapes.
More information to follow.
Bergamot Alley, 328 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, 707-433-8720, bergamotalley.com