” What I find most disturbing about Valentine’s Day is, look, I get that you have to have a holiday of love, but in the height of flu season, it makes no sense. “– Lewis Black
This quote by Lewis Black brings light to the Valentine’s Holiday, because at the end of the day, it’s a day that should be filled with laughter, fun and of course, Love! The definition of love means so much right? You can love to head out and explore, you can love to stay home and watch a movie, you can show love to a stranger with a random act of kindness or eat a lovely meal at a place you love. All these choices bring us back to the idea that, Valentine’s Day is not just for those couples, it’s for all of us! For us at the Camellia Inn though, it’s a great time because there are so many Healdsburg events that anyone can be a part of. Below are some highlights for this upcoming weekend. We hope you’ll find your way to one of these Healdsburg events.
Friday Evening Wine & Song – A Complimentary Music Series
The first Healdsburg event to discuss is over at Hudson Street Wineries on 428 Hudson Street. They will feature “John Vicino” a singer songwriter who returns to the Barrel Room with his unique style of acoustic & beyond. He started his career at age 16 in & around the streets of San Francisco. There will be a food vendor on site and Valentine’s Day wine specials! This is going to be quite the fun little intimate Healdsburg event anyone can enjoy. Head over to their website to find out more. https://hudsonstreetwineries.com/upcoming-events/
Pliny The Younger at Russian River Brewing Company
Alright, so this isn’t a Healdsburg event, but this is an event, nonetheless. Pliny the younger is a once a year Double IPA beer release from Russian River Brewing company. One could call this a Healdsburg event if they choose to, because it brings people from all over the world into Sonoma County to taste this one of a kind beer. People will wait in line for 6-9 hours, depending on the time of day you choose to go. Russian River Brewing company has two locations. The original location is in downtown Santa Rosa and their newest location is in Windsor which is only 7 miles from our Camellia Inn. The cool thing about this beer release is, if you get in at a good time, you can only stay for 3 hours. So, eat, drink, buy some merchandise and then head back out. Head up to see us and keep the party going, there is probably a Healdsburg event going on that you’ll enjoy.
Barley and Bine Beer Café
This is a short little plug for a great small business that is thriving especially during the time of the Russian River Pliny the Younger release, because they are a 5 minute walk from them. This is a place that we suggest you check out anytime, not just for the purpose of this Valentine’s Day weekend, but any weekend you want to experience a non-Healdsburg event. Barley and Bine will have an event called on Valentine’s Night called, “Pucker Up! A Night of Sours & Flowers.” This is a Sour beer tap takeover and they will be selling some beautiful bouquets of flowers and serving some delicious food specials. We suggest you check them out on Friday night, if you can.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Seghesio Family Vineyards
Alright the final Healdsburg event to discuss is all about dinner and it’s happening at Seghesio Family Vineyards. There, you’ll indulge on the day meant to celebrate LOVE. This Healdsburg event will begin the evening with a wine and charcuterie reception in their tasting room before descending into the Cellar to enjoy a decadent, multi-course dinner created by Executive Chef Peter Janiak. Hosted on February 14th AND February 15th, limited to 40 guests per night. We highly suggest you head over to their website to get a ticket. This Healdsburg event will book up fast! https://www.seghesio.com/Events-Food/Winery-Events#
Heart Day, The Camellia Inn and all the Healdsburg events…
I think we all can agree that the Camellia Inn is in the heart of all the Healdsburg events happening this Valentine’s day weekend. Beer, wine, dinner, chocolate oh my…hikes, dancing, running, shopping oh my…sleeping, swimming, waking, riding oh my! There are so many things to do here in Healdsburg, I could go on forever, but that would be like reading a novel. We’ll just end with this, on Thursdays over at Barley and Bine Beer Café, they have a picture with the two bartenders, standing back to back and it’s titled, “Thursday Night, You Won’t?” We think it’s clever, so we are going to borrow it just for today, “Valentine’s Day in Healdsburg, you Won’t?”