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favorite little gem winery in Sonoma?

We'll be in Healdsburg, Sonoma on a Monday-Tuesday at the end of February. Can anyone recommend a gem of a winery to visit? We like smaller wineries with excellent wine and no tour buses! Free tastings are a plus. Any recommmendations?

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    1. OK, I'll admit I am not a big fan of the recent trend of tasting rooms opening in urban areas (for me half of the fun is driving the countryside) but I do recommend Thumbprint in the Healdsburg town square. It is across the street from Cyrus.

      1. Check out Hop Kiln and Rochioli.

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        1. re: ChefGirl412

          Hop Kiln is great plus they have outstanding zin. Also head over to the Dry Creek area, if you are a zin fan this is the road to be on.

          1. Try this local favorite for dinner, it's called Ravenous, here's a link, you won't be disappointed!
            http://www.metroactive.com/papers/son...

            1. It is 30 minutes away in Kenwood, but KAZ (www.kazwinery.com) meets all your crieteria and will exceed all your expectations.