At a time when all of the friends of Mill District are being advised to shelter in place and lie low, we want to reach out and connect with you—to keep you in touch with the Healdsburg Community—right from your living rooms. We’re doing so by providing you a variety of invitation-only experiences we are calling ‘Healdsburg at Home’.
We kicked off a series of Zwift rides with retired pro cyclist and Mill District Ambassador Ted King on May 13 (photo above). For those of you who don’t know about Zwift, it’s an online cycling platform that mashes up indoor training with the intensity of serious training. The goal is to motivate you through virtual group rides and races, and to provide a community that inspires you to get fit and strong. Ted has a new baby at home and is thoroughly enjoying hosting these rides. We were grateful to offer our first foray into virtual cycling this month, in place of the in-person rides we’d planned at Mill District.
“It was really neat to see people come together over their love of cycling,” said King. “There will be a time in the future when we will all be able to ride in Sonoma County and get together for a great meal afterward. Until then, this is a great substitute.”
Next up in our Healdsburg At Home experiences will be wine tastings with some of our wine partners, including Shelly Rafanelli at A. Rafanelli Winery in the Dry Creek Valley and Dave Duncan at Silver Oak in the Alexander Valley. Both wineries are quick 12-minute drives from Mill District.
“We want to stay connected and continue to share the best that Healdsburg has to offer,” said Mike Brennan, our director of sales.
Details on these tastings will be announced next week, but a sneak peak… Rafanelli will be showcasing current releases plus a couple of surprises just for us and our Silver Oak tasting will include a special on-premise tasting for two when participants are able to head to the their Alexander Valley winery.
While we understand these events can never replicate the magic of getting together face to face, we are happy to stay connected with you virtually until we can gather again.