This has been a bad year for wine country resorts in California, with catastrophic fire damage at both Calistoga Ranch and Meadowood. At least 2020 is scheduled to end on a more optimistic note with the opening of Montage Healdsburg, a new 130-room property located 3 miles north of the Healdsburg Plaza in Sonoma County and surrounded by 258 acres of vineyards and oak tree groves. Each of the contemporary rooms and suites will feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows, with one-third of the space dedicated to outdoor living.
The signature restaurant, Hazel Hill, will serve farm-to-table California-French cuisine prepared in an exhibition kitchen; it will be complemented by Hudson Springs Bar and Grill, with a menu of Pacific seafood, oysters, crab rolls and fish tacos. Those heading off for a hike or a picnic will find provisions at the Healdsburg Country Store, which will sell locally sourced sandwiches, salads and charcuterie. The Montage has 15 acres of its own vineyards, overseen by renowned winemaker Jesse Katz, and the grapes grown on property will be bottled at Katz’s Aperture Cellars, located nearby. Chief among the resort’s amenities will be an 11,500-square-foot spa.