Sebastopol is a neighboring town to Santa Rosa, and one of the main “go to” spots is The Barlow. It is considered an outdoor market district featuring restaurants, wine tasting rooms, a distillery, some breweries, a few shops, and an event venue. Jim was delighted to find a local coffee roaster there as well. It’s definitely a great place to hang out.
We revisited MacPhail Wines – they make excellent Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Check out the wagon sculpture located in their tasting room.
Wind Gap Wines was a new place we tried that had their own wines and a few snacks. The day we were there we sampled some delicious faire from Houtskool Dumplings, which is doing a “pop up” style menu at different locations since they don’t have their own space. (Update: we aren’t sure Wind Gap is still open, their website and Google are showing conflicting information.)
The Rialto is right next to The Barlow. It is the local movie theater which has a pretty good food and drink menu. There are tables in the lobby where you can eat before your show starts, or you can take your flatbread, sandwich, or epic nachos in the theater and enjoy them while you watch your movie. They serve beer and wine, and the usual movie snacks, too. (Side note: we were definitely spoiled in Dallas with all of the great “dinner and a movie” locations. We were surprised that those aren’t as common in California.)