Amphora Winery


     Rick Hutchinson has been making wine in California for more than 30 years. Besides being an excellent winemaker, Rick has a great personality and is always fascinating to listen to when he is speaking about his ideas regarding winemaking and wines in general.
     The winery was started in 1997, and if you wonder about the name, it comes from Rick's other passion: pottery. In fact, the amphoras represented on his label are copies of his own works.
     The strengh of Amphora wines is with Syrah, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah. The wines are well balanced, fruit forward, and easy to drink. They really express the richness of Dry Creek Valley fruit.

  Wines Offered: Rick offers a large selection of varietals. I always enjoy his Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Merlot the best.

  Marc's selection:
  •    Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley: Packed with intense spicy, cacao and berry flavors. The palate is soft and voluptuous, has a good grip, and a long and balanced finish.


  • Free tasting by appointment
  • Wine club: offers special discounts per bottle

    Contact: Rick Hutchinson
    Address: 4791 Dry Creek Rd. (Bld 6) , Healdsburg CA 95448
    Tel: (707) 431-7767
    Web site:
    Open Friday - Sunday 11AM - 4:30PM.
    Monday - Thursday by appointment only.
    *Parties of 8 and larger by appointment only.