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Feb 28,

2017

Winery Update

The vines may be enjoying their dormancy outside the walls of our family winery, but we are certainly keeping busy here at Dry Creek Vineyard! Our winemaking team is putting the finishing touches on our 2016 whites and preparing our 2015 single vineyard Zinfandels for bottling.

The weather may be chilly outside, but our tasting room is warm and welcoming in the cold winter months. In addition to our regular tasting hours, we offer private tours and tastings, as well as a Meritage blending experience where you can be a winemaker for a day! If your travel brings you to the Dry Creek Valley, please contact Darren Abel or Amanda Barber at Concierge@drycreekvineyard or 800-864-9463 x104 to see how we can make your visit a little more special.

For more winery news and behind-the-scenes action, make sure that you are following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We are posting videos, giving updates and telling stories about the people that make Dry Creek Vineyard the ‘real deal’.

We love to see what you are up to as well! Tag us in your photos or use our hashtags: #drycreekvineyard or #teamdrycreek to share your favorite moments with Dry Creek Vineyard wines.

 

Feb 26,

2017

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The results are in and we couldn’t be happier with two Double Gold medals from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! About 7,000 entries were received from 28 states across the country for the largest competition of American wines in the world.

Utilizing an extensive process that divided the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the judges were able to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold or Double Gold. Double Gold medals are only awarded when all five members of a judging panel unanimously award a wine with a Gold medal.

DOUBLE GOLD – 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
DOUBLE GOLD – 2015 DCV Estate Block 10 Chardonnay
GOLD – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
SILVER – 2015 Fumé Blanc
SILVER – 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel

 

Dec 08,

2016

2017 Passport Pre-Sale Tickets Available

Passport to Dry Creek Valley will take place Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30, 2017 and pre-sale tickets are now available! Passport was introduced in 1990, by Dry Creek Vineyard owner David S. Stare and the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, as a time every year when the winegrowing community could come together to celebrate the generations of farmers, vintners and families that are the roots of the Dry Creek Valley wine region. Over the 27 years since, the event has become a beloved tradition among wine lovers who enjoy a world-class tasting experience with a festive twist, all within the idyllic Dry Creek Valley.

Over one weekend, Passport guests are welcomed into 45+ wineries throughout Dry Creek Valley, each offering a unique pairing of premium wine, gourmet food and entertainment. Take a vineyard tour for a grape-to-glass look at Dry Creek Valley wine. Sample exclusive vintages, rarely available to taste. Meet winemakers and grapegrowers – the generations of people behind the wine and magical ‘Dry Creek Valley spirit’. Savor exquisite food and wine pairings from acclaimed chefs. Delight in discovering each winery’s unique Passport “theme,” a tradition of the event. The possibilities are as varied as the wineries themselves and promise a fun, unforgettable weekend.

Ticket sales open to the general public on February 1 for this sell-out event, but you can purchase your pre-sale tickets through Dry Creek Vineyard here >>> http://bit.ly/2ek39a0

 

Dec 07,

2016

Holiday Shopping

The holidays are here and the whirlwind of shopping, eating and drinking has arrived! Let us help you make this stressful time of year a little bit easier. For a limited time, we are offering delicious wines, charming wine accessories and impressive big bottles to please every wine lover on your list.

Looking for something a little more serious? We are featuring signed 1.5L magnums of 2012 Endeavour Cabernet and 2012 The Mariner this holiday season. Personally written by Dry Creek Vineyard President Kim Stare Wallace, these unique large format bottles are essential to any cellar collection.

Be sure to check our holiday shipping deadlines to ensure that your gifts arrive on time. Shop online here or call Salina Littleton at 800-864-9463 x123 to order.

 

Dec 07,

2016

Winery Update: Blending and Bottling Blancs

Harvest may be over at Dry Creek Vineyard, but our winemaking team remains busy. Leading up to the holidays, we are creating final blends and preparing to bottle our 45th vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Fumé Blanc!

We are incredibly proud to be the only domestic producer to bottle 45 consecutive vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc. To create this ultimate oyster loving wine, the blend components are separated into 13 different vessels by pick dates, vineyard blocks, yeasts, etc. Small amounts of various lots are put together and evaluated by taste, aroma and color to create the perfect combination. After the final blend is approved, we replicate it on a larger scale to prepare for bottling and test for heat stability and cold stability. All this is done in an effort to ensure that your bottle of Dry Chenin Blanc is the best that it can be when you open and taste it.

For more harvest news and behind-the-scenes action, make sure that you are following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We are posting videos, giving vineyard updates and telling stories about the people that make Dry Creek Vineyard the ‘real deal’.

We love to see what you are up to as well! Tag us in your photos or use our hashtags: #drycreekvineyard or #teamdrycreek to share your favorite moments with Dry Creek Vineyard wines.