My husband and I are planning our next vacation for next June 2014. We will be coming from Yosemite and want to spend 3 nights in the Napa/Sonoma area. This is our first time visiting this area. I was thinking of reserving 3 nights in the Healdsburg area. We would visit Napa 1st on our way from Yosemite NP, and then head to healdsburg for 3 nights visiting Sonoma for the rest of the time. Is Healdsburg a good home base or should we spend 1 night in the Napa/sonoma area? We like a more rural feel to where we stay not so commercial. Even as far as the vineyards that we would visit.
We are heading to Mendicino next maybe 1 day visiting vineyards and then to the redwoods and the coast. Is the mendicino alexander valley wine country drivable from Healdsburg?