HEALDSBURG | Bergamot Alley is a wine and craft beer bar that, despite being smack bang in the middle of California wine country, offers no American wines. At first this seems odd but it actually makes a lot of sense. Owner Kevin Wardell argues that everywhere else in town is selling local wines, and most people prefer to go straight to the source when the wineries are close by. For those who want something different, Bergamot Alley offers the answer.
There’s a rotating glass menu that changes weekly, and all wines by the glass are available by bottle, as well as all of the bottles in Bergamot Alley’s retail shop (for $20 on top of the retail price). The wines tend towards those from the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on lesser known varietals and regions from Italy. think Piedmontese Timorasso and Müller-Thurgau from Alto Adige in Italy’s north.
For those who don’t want wine, a rotating selection of nine beers, plus a cider or two, covering a varying range of styles is on offer. Unlike wines the beer list skews local with names like Moonlight, Barrel Brothers, Fort Point and more featuring often.
For hungry folk, there’s a small menu of hand made Tamales made in conjunction with The Gun Club in Geyserville. There are some creative flavours on offer – expect things like korean beef, curry chicken, and porchetta verde.
328 Healdsburg Avenue
Telephone: 707 433 8720
Tue – Thu: 5:00pm to 12:00am
Fri – Sat: 12:00pm to 1:00am
Sun: 10:00am to 10:00pm