We're planning a 5 night stay in the wine country in late July. I had planned to stay all 5 nights in Napa (using free nights at the Westin), but my husband just decided he'd like a couple of nights in an inn or B&B, so I am scrambling to book our last two nights on the Sonoma side of the mountains. I need help in figuring out where to base ourselves - Healdsburg, Sonoma, or somewhere in between?
My husband is very knowlegeable about French wines - less so California wines (something we want to rectify) and appreciates deep, complex red wines in particular. He'll appreciate personal attention in smaller, high quality wineries. We both like towns with unique shopping and being able to walk to dinner. A nice spa is a plus for me. Great food is a must, but since we have several splurge dinners planned already, we're likely to want some lighter meals. So - please help! What are some of the reasons to pick Healdsburg over Sonoma for our stay?