Escape to Sonoma Coast's only seaside wine tasting bar and gift boutique. Gourmet au Bay offers the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine while catching close-up views of Bodega Bay's colorful sea life. And you can select from over 200 award-winning California wines and beautiful gifts from around the world. See our valuable coupon on bodegabay.com and ask about our personalized wine club.
Locals opened the first independently owned collective tasting room featuring wines from 7 unique award-winning wineries. Locals is rapidly becoming a ‘cult’ stop for a new generation of wine connoisseurs. Specializing in flight tastings, which allows a guest to parallel taste 5 pinots for example, made by different local winemakers. The experience is not only fun, but also gives the guest a fast education in the particular preferences of one’s own palate. In one relaxing and spirited stop, visitors learn more than they usually do in an entire wine country vacation. Open 11-6 everyday expect Tuesday.
Locals Tasting Room
Downtown Geyserville, California
After filming “Shadow of A Doubt” in Santa Rosa in 1948, Alfred Hitchcock returned to Sonoma County in 1961 to find a remote coastal location for his next project “The Birds.” He chose Bodega Bay, with surrounding bleak treeless hills, quiet fishing harbor and fog. Based on a short story by Daphne DuMaurier, the original story took place in an English seashore village where murderous birds attacked the local villagers. Evan Hunter, who had written “The Blackboard Jungle” and “Last Summer” wrote the screenplay; Alfred Hitchcock financed the film from his successful television show.
Spud Point is the Big Winner
Chowder Day in Bodega Bay 2010
After two weeks of heavy rains, many wondered: would Mother Nature co-operate?
Alarmed by the local press, all week long worried people called frantically asking “If it rains, will you still have Chowder Day in Bodega Bay? Will you have enough tickets? What if you run out of Chowder? Is there anything else to do in the area?”
Carolyn A. Lewis