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Dry Creek Vineyard

 


     Dry Creek Vineyard is at the center of modern Dry Creek Valley wine history. The winery was the first established in the valley after prohibition. Dave Stare started to plant his vineyard in 1972, and decided to plant Sauvignon Blanc first and later planted Bordeaux varietals (against the advice of various professors and grape-growers). His immediate success was a real signal for renewal of the wine industry in the Valley.
     Today's wines still follow the tradition set by Dave; and under the supervision of Bill Knuttle, a veteran winemaker, the wine style is directed towards more balance, finesse, and a greater respect for the different terroirs. The winery participates in the ever-growing sustainable farming philosophy. I was pleased to discover that the wines are becoming more food friendly and are showing a better expression of Dry Creek Valley fruit.
     Dry Creek Vineyard is becoming, once again, a wine destination in the Valley!



  Wines Offered: A large variety of wines is offered at the tasting room. The single vineyard Zinfandels and the Chenin Blanc are great values.

  Marc's selection:
  •    Zinfandel, Somers Ranch: When I tasted the wines, the single vineyard Zinfandels were impressive. The Somers Ranch, in particular, is a great Dry Creek Zin. The nose has an intense blackberry /dark stone fruit nose with some vanilla and sweet spices. The palate is rich with soft tanins and a balanced finish. Great Zinfandel with food.


    Amenities:

  • Regular tasting is $5.00 and reserve tasting is $10.00, deducted from any purchase
  • Picnic tables available
  • Yearly winemaker dinner
  • Wine club: offers special events such as dinners and access to limited-production wines
  • Holiday Open House


    Contact: Don Wallace
    Address: 3770 Lambert Bridge Road , Healdsburg CA 95448
    Tel: 800-864-9463
    Web site: www.drycreekvineyard.com
    Open seven days a week,
    10:30 AM-4:30 PM.