Russian River Area

The Barlow occupies a former apple-processing plant, repurposed into a 12-acre village of food producers, artists, winemakers, coffee roasters, spirits distillers and indie restaurateurs, who showcase West County's culinary and artistic diversity. Wander shed to shed, sample everything from house-brewed beer to ice cream flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen and meet artisans in their workshops.

Usually on Thursdays 4pm to 8pm, from May to October, the Barlow hosts a 'street fair,' with live music and local vendors.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Russian River Area attractions

1. Spirit Works Distillery


A bracing alternative to wine tasting, Spirit Works crafts superb small-batch spirits – vodka, gin, sloe gin and whiskey – from organic California red…

2. Farmers Market

0.17 MILES

Coming to life on the downtown plaza, this farmers market brings in a delightful mix of vendors from basket weavers to goat's cheese producers. A fine…

3. Patrick Amiot Junk Art

0.52 MILES

Prepare to gawk and giggle at the wacky Patrick Amiot sculptures gracing front yards along Florence Ave. Fashioned from recycled materials, a hot-rodding…

4. California Carnivores

2.56 MILES

Even vegans can't help admiring these incredible carnivorous plants (the largest collection in the US), including specimens from around the globe. Owner…

5. Graton Gallery

3.51 MILES

Original works of local artists, including paintings, prints, jewelry, pottery, glass textiles and more, are showcased at this gallery and sculpture…

6. Marimar Estate

4.59 MILES

Middle-of-nowhere Marimar Estates specializes in all-organic Pinot – seven different kinds – and Spanish varietals. The hacienda-style hilltop tasting…

7. Iron Horse

5.45 MILES

Atop a hill with drop-dead views over the county, Iron Horse is known for sparkling wines, which the White House often pours. The outdoor tasting room is…

8. Epicenter

5.96 MILES

An entertainment complex with restaurants, bars, bowling, an arcade and a trampoline park.