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The Wine Road provides the Wine, When and Where of Northern Sonoma to locals and visitors with tips and news on events, wineries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and places to stay.

Hosts Marcy Gordon and Beth Costa share their insider stories about the places to check out when you're exploring along the Wine Road.

Thank you to County of Sonoma, Board of Supervisors - District 5 for their support.

Apr 6, 2023

Wine Road Podcast Episode 172

Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery


Episode 172 | Dustin Valette, Chef, Valette, The Matheson, Roof 106
Beth and Marcy chat with local legend Dustin Valette about his three local restaurants, his history with food and wine, and how Sonoma County (and Healdsburg) has become such an important culinary hub in the United States.

Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery 

1:41  Dustin explains why he has his restaurants here in beautiful Healdsburg.

2:25  We learn about how Valette was opened, a family affair, in a building with family history!

5:34 Dustin shares about The Matheson and Roof 106, celebrating Healdsburg history and we get to hear about how Dustin made garage wine :)

7:14 Valette Wines brand launched 2016. 

8:08 Marcy brings up the exciting Wine Wall at The Matheson, where Dustin explains how they have 106 wines by the glass, allowing them to showcase smaller boutique wineries at their restaurant. 

15:08 The Matheson is the special occasion, best of the best of Sonoma County, Roof 106 allows for a more relaxed, casual dining experience with the option for reservations or walk-ins!

17:28 The cocktails at Roof 106 are next-level! (Pun intended)

18:10 Dustin discusses why he only sleeps 5 hours a night and how doing what satisfies you and makes people happy is what keeps you going! 

21:21 The passion and energy brought by our local famers and artisans in Sonoma County is showcased by our local restaurants. 

24:35 What’s on the horizon for Dustin and his family and restaurants. 

27:11 Three new lodging members now part of Wine Road!
Santa Rosa: 
Arthouse Inn
Hotel E
The Ruse

28:12  May 18-21st Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience!

Ron Rubin Winery

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