From Petaluma With Pride

Sample award-winning products at the source

Petaluma is a leader in the movement known as agritourism which connects people with growers and producers in authentic experiences.  Our rich farming and agricultural heritage is proudly represented in numerous farm tours and locally produced products. Whether you choose to visit a working dairy where your children can see how butter is made (they might be surprised to find out it doesn't come from the cow in cubes), sample award-winning artisan cheese through the ripening stages, or choose your favorite shade of pink rose at a nursery that grows hundreds of varieties, Petaluma's bounty awaits you.

 

News flash: At the 2011Cooking Light  Taste Test Awards, Petaluma's Bellwether Farms Whole Jersey Ricotta was named "Best in Cheese" in the Artisanal Category. Evidence yet again that Petaluma products are some of the best in the nation. (At this time, Bellwether Farms is not open to the public but their award-winning cheese can be purchased at Petaluma Market and Whole Foods.)

From Petaluma With Pride
101 North Brewing Co. Tasting Room
101 North Brewing Co. Tasting Room
1304 Scott Street • 707-778-8384

Visit their tasting room Wed. & Thurs.  4-9pm; Fri.-Sun. 12-9pm; Sample their flagship Heroine IPA and special brews from their expert brewmasters. Tours by appointment.

 

Achadinha Cheese Company Ranch Tour
Achadinha Cheese Company Ranch Tour
750 Chileno Valley Road • 707-763-1025

Traditional Tour: Guests will be treated to a full ranch tour that includes everything from the loafing barn and milking parlor to the cheese plant and aging rooms. Naturally there will be plenty of cheese sampling before you head on down the road. This Tour includes: Full Ranch Tour, Cheese Plant Tour and Cheese tasting.

Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
Artful Arrangements Homestead Gardens
205 Orchard Lane • 707-664-8656

1915 working homestead has something for everyone. Learn how "old timers" cared for the land. Stroller, toddler, pet, walker & wheelchair friendly. The kids love Plant-a-Plant. Allow 2 hours. $10 each (under 4 free). Open Studio Gallery. Call to schedule. Country gardens; dance floor, ceremony site, buffet and reception area for up to 100 guests, with tall, shady trees.

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
199 Petaluma Blvd. North • (707) 773-1336

More than 1,200 varieties of heirloom seeds, plus tools, books and gift items. Closed Saturdays.

Dempsey's Restaurant and Brewery
Dempsey's Restaurant and Brewery
50 E Washington St • (707) 765-9694

Enjoy fresh and flavorful food with a variety of award-winning ales on site. Open daily at 11:30am.

First Light Farm and Pumpkin Patch
First Light Farm and Pumpkin Patch
4588 Bodega Ave. •

A traditional U-pick pumpkin patch and corn maze. This is one of the only certified organic pumpkin patches in Northern California.

Garden Valley Ranch
Garden Valley Ranch
498 Pepper Rd. • (707) 795-0919

Cottage complete with claw-foot tub, gas fireplace, mini-kitchen; internet and wall-mounted flat-screen satellite TV. Nine-acre rose garden with 10,000 rose bushes; Weddings, special events; up to 150.

Green String Farm
Green String Farm
3571 Old Adobe Rd. • (707) 778-7500

A focus on aiding, rather than fighting natural processes to grow happy, healthy fruits and vegetables. Call for info.

Kastania Vineyards
Kastania Vineyards
4415 Kastania Road • (707) 763-6348

Tastings & Tours: Sat. & Sun. 11am-4pm; Mon.-Fri. by appointment. Taste the influence of the Petaluma Gap terroir in their award-winning Burgundy and Bordeaux varieties.

Keller Estate Winery
Keller Estate Winery
5875 Lakeville Hwy. • (707) 765-2117

Tastings by appointment:  Fri.-Mon. 10:30am-3:30pm. Classic tastings in their Tasting Room lounge, on the patio by the olive grove, or reserve a place for their Cave Tour.

 

 

Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas Brewing Company
1280 N. McDowell Blvd. • 707-778-8776

Tours: Mon. & Tues. at 1 & 3pm; Wed. thru Fri. at 1, 3 & 5pm; Sat. & Sun. at 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5pm; TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary: Wed. thru Fri. 2pm-9pm; Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-8pm. Live music almost every night, killer pub fare and special-release brews. Children and dogs welcome.

Marin French Cheese Company
Marin French Cheese Company
7500 Red Hill Rd. • (707) 762-600

Sample award-winning cheeses including their famous Triple Crème Brie and learn about how their cheeses are made. Enjoy lunch from their deli in the picnic area by the pond. Country setting with shady trees, picnic tables and open space for reunions and casual parties.

McClelland's Dairy and Pumpkin Patch
McClelland's Dairy and Pumpkin Patch
6475 Bodega Ave. • (707) 664-0452

Pick your pumpkins along with a variety of gourds, ornamental corn, and a U-Pick edible squash section plus Hay Maze, watch cows being milked, play in a seed sand box, race peddle tractors, play on tire swings, hay rides, bounce house, haunted house, obstacle course, super slide, and an observation deck that looks over the pumpkin patch & farm! Saturdays & Sundays in October 10am to 6pm.

McEvoy Ranch
McEvoy Ranch
5935 Red Hill Rd • (707) 778-2307

A variety of tours are offered in the spring including a “Garden Walk and Lunch,” and many others. Visit their website under “Events’ for a full description and schedule.

North Coast Native Nursery
North Coast Native Nursery
2700 Chileno Valley Rd. •
Petaluma Bounty Farm
Petaluma Bounty Farm
55 Shasta Ave • (707) 775-3663

Visitors are invited to drop in and learn from their volunteers how they are working to create a sustainable Petaluma food system. Call or visit the website for info.

Saltonstall Estate
Saltonstall Estate
2805 Spring Hill Road • (707) 658-2581

Tastings:  Sat. 10am-4pm; other days by appointment. Offering a limited amount of hand-crafted classic Pinot Noir and traditionally made sparkling wine.

 

Sonoma Coast Spirits
Sonoma Coast Spirits
1333 North McDowell Blvd. • (707) 331-0718

Tastings by appointment. Taste their award winning craft cocktails and liqueurs at the distillery in the "hoppin" Brew District on N. McDowell Blvd.

Sonoma County Farm Trails
Sonoma County Farm Trails
• (800) 207-9464

Design a visit to Petaluma farms and ranches. A free map is available at the Petaluma Visitors Center.

Sonoma Portworks
Sonoma Portworks
613 2nd Street • (707) 769-5203

Indulge yourself, and taste award-winning ports and after-dinner wines at this Foundry Wharf tasting room. Sonoma Portworks is the only winery in Sonoma County specializing in dessert wines. Open noon to 5pm, Thursday through Monday.

Tara Firma Farms
Tara Firma Farms
3796 I St. Ext. • (707) 765-1202

Free tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 10am, noon and 2pm. Learn about their all natural and environmentally friendly farming practices. This 300-acre farm hosts private events with live music & organic farm-fresh catering.