Tucked away in sleepy Sebastopol is a neighborhood of artisans. From brewers and bakers to ice cream and pizza makers, The Barlow is a unique and delicious find, perfect for summer explorations.
In the Spirit
The only makers of traditional sloe gin (red liquor made from sloe berries) in the country, Spirit Works Distillery also crafts traditional gin, barrel gin, vodka and wheat and rye whiskey.
The arabica coffee beans at Taylor Maid Farms are sustainable every step of the way — even the packaging is environmentally friendly, and the beans are handpicked from organic farms.
A Big Pizza Pie
Vignette Pizzeria offers Neapolitanstyle pies in mouthwatering varieties like the Red Eye — Calabrian chili pesto, local eggs, fresh mozzarella, charred mortadella and grana padano.
Do the Brew
Woodfour Brewing Co. is one of The Barlow’s original tenants. Enjoy original handcrafted brews — from a crisp and clean Gold Ridge lager to a smooth saison — along with more than 40 bottled beers from around the world.
The Whole Pig
If you love pork, head straight to Zazu Kitchen and Farm. Owners and chefs Duskie Estes and John Stewart employ a “snout to tail” philosophy in both their pork company, Black Pig Meat Co., and Zazu’s inspired menu.
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine’s print edition under the headline: “Meet the Makers.”