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Forestville

If you follow the two-lane Highway 116 as it winds its way through central Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, the ribbon of roadway becomes known as Front Street for the three blocks where it bisects “downtown” Forestville (pop. 3,293).

Check out the renowned Nightingale Breads, which uses a wood-fired oven to produce fragrant European-style loaves and other baked goods. Visit the Tiny Town Café for a cup of coffee and some local conversation, or taste local vintages in Forestville’s tasting rooms and nearby wineries. 

When it's time to eat, dining options in Forestville include burgers, pizza, deli delights, Italian, Mexican, and more. Just outside of town, the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn offers superb service, a fantastic wine list, and a seasonal farm-to-table gourmet menu.

Recreational opportunities abound. Access the Russian River at Sunset Beach River Park, Steelhead Beach Regional Park, and Mom’s Beach (aka Forestville River Access). Explore the waterway with help from Burke’s Canoe Trips, which offers canoes, kayaks, shuttle service and riverside campsites. 

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Jigar Wines Photo
6615 Front St., Forestville, CA 95436

Located in the heart of enchanting Sonoma County, CA, our family owned boutique winery places an emphasis on showcasing the terroir of the region. Our small production winemaking techniques allow us…

Shone Farm Winery Photo
7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville, CA 95436

Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Winery is a premium commercial winery and educational facility in the heart of the Russian River Valley American Viticultural Area. We craft small-lot vintages…

Sonoma Wine Guides Photo
Contact us directly, Forestville, CA 95436

What could be more enjoyable than a day of wine tasting in Sonoma County? Relaxing in the back seat of the car you already have while an experienced Sonoma Wine Guides tour driver shows you the…

The Service Station Photo
6490 Front St., Forestville, CA 95436

Whether it’s shipping wine and other souvenirs home or the need to conduct business from afar, The Service Station provides everything that’s required with friendly, knowledgeable customer service.…