Unveils its First
Dry Creek Valley Cabernet
Appellation pioneer raises quality standard on all
November, 2005. For the first time in its 34-year history, Dry Creek Vineyard is releasing
a Cabernet Sauvignon comprised primarily of Dry Creek Valley fruit.
The release of this terroir-driven Cabernet represents yet another strategic
shift in Dry Creek Vineyard’s lineup of wines. “We’re
dedicated to raising quality across the board,” says winemaker,
Bill Knuttel. “Our narrowed focus on the Dry Creek Valley is another
step in distinguishing ourselves and continuing our efforts to make
world class, varietal defining wines.”
The decision to move the Cabernet program to the Dry Creek Valley was
one that was not taken lightly. “For more than 30 years, we’ve
made a Sonoma County Cabernet,” states winery General Manager,
Don Wallace. “By focusing on the Dry Creek Valley, we’ve
dropped our production from 20,000 cases annually to just under 8,000
cases with the 2002 vintage. Financially, we’re taking a hit,
but our focus on quality and our home region comes first.”
There are only two wines remaining in the Dry Creek Vineyard portfolio
that emphasize regions other than Dry Creek Valley; Clarksburg Chenin Blanc and Russian River Valley Chardonnay.
The aim is to match variety to place and, whenever possible
feature the appellation where the winery resides. The flagship
wines, Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County Fumé Blanc and
Heritage Zinfandel, use the Sonoma County designation but each is driven
by grapes grown in Dry Creek Valley. In addition, the winery’s reserve
program was replaced in favor of single-vineyard designated bottlings.
“All of these efforts are about improving wine quality and reshaping our
image in the marketplace,” says Wallace. “It is a
necessary transition and one that we feel will help us better
compete in today’s global wine marketplace.”
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon
100 Year Old Vines & Refined
Contribute to New Direction at Dry Creek Vineyard
Old Vine Zinfandel leads the
winery as flagship of its Zinfandel portfolio
July, 2005. Dry Creek Vineyard, whose reputation for
dates back more than 30 years, recently released its 2002 Old
Vine Zinfandel, graced with an elegant new label. The powerful
new look and feel of the packaging, coupled with the quality of
wine in the bottle, leaves little doubt about Dry Creek
Vineyard’s commitment to the Zinfandel category.
2002 Old Vine Zinfandel
Dry Creek Vineyard defines Old Vine Zinfandel
as wine that is produced from vines averaging at least 50 years
in age or older. Having coined the term “Old Vine” Zinfandel in
the early 1980’s, Dry Creek Vineyard established itself as a
benchmark producer. However, with the term Old Vine becoming
more diluted within the industry, the winery felt that a radical
shift in packaging was warranted. The 2002 vintage was given a
more modern, “da Vinci” look and feel, but also stays true to
the sailing ship theme which graces the rest of the winery’s
labels. One important component of the new package was
communicating the average vine age of 80 to 109 years on the
front label. “We felt that communicating the vine age was
extremely important,” said winery proprietor Kim Stare Wallace.
“By including this information, we’re telling our customers that
this wine truly comes from Old Vines. It gives validation and
significance to what is in the bottle.”
The Old Vine Zinfandel package also completes the label
transformation of Dry Creek Vineyard’s core and single-vineyard
offerings, providing a modern and refreshed look for the entire
line up of wines. Read more
Old Vine Zinfandel
Dry Creek Vineyard Unveils a Sonoma County First
Sauvignon Blanc pioneer releases county's first Sauvignon Musqué
February, 2005. Dry Creek Vineyard recently
released Sonoma County’s first Sauvignon Musqué, a unique selection of
the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. There are a small number of wineries
in California that blend Musqué in their Sauvignon Blancs, but only two
before Dry Creek have produced what the industry would consider varietal
versions and they both are made with grapes grown in the central coast
Wineries cannot label the wine as Sauvignon Musqué because the
Federal Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) does not officially recognize it
as a true varietal. The agency requires wineries to call it Sauvignon
Blanc. Call it what you will, Sauvignon Musqué is best described
as a newly recognized selection, isolated from Sauvignon Blanc vines,
though some would refer to it as a separate clone altogether. Dry Creek
Vineyard named their wine Sauvignon Blanc, Taylor’s Vineyard Musqué.
2003 Taylor's Vineyard
Those familiar with the Musqué selection agree that it is truly unique. Its flavor profile does resemble Sauvignon Blanc, but with more perfumed, tropical and heady aromas and a touch more viscosity with flavors of guava, gooseberry, and exotic white grapefruit. Winery proprietor, Don Wallace, first experimented with the selection as an enhancement to the winery’s reserve style Fumé Blanc. With the winery’s decision to move away from reserves in favor of vineyard-designate wines, winemaker William Knuttel suggested the Musqué be bottled on its own since the selection was such a unique take on Sauvignon Blanc.
Dry Creek Vineyard Title Sponsor of
19th Annual Pro Am Regatta at
Bitter End Yacht Club
The winery continues to be the "Official Wine
Peter Isler, Don Wallace, Lowell North,
October, 2005. For the 5th year in a row, Dry Creek Vineyard was the title sponsor
of the Dry Creek Vineyard Pro Am Regatta.
Held October 29 through November 5, 2005 at the
Bitter End Yacht Club
on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this one-of-a-kind sailing
event brought together the rock stars of the international sailing community
for a week's worth of regattas and wine related events. For sailors,
this is the equivalent of attending Major League Baseball All-Star game, says
winery owner Kim Stare Wallace. "It's a chance for sailors of varying
degrees of ability to sail and hang
out with their heroes." The list of celebrity sailors included
two-time Olympic medalist, J.J. Isler, Robbie Haines,
and Lowell North, founder of North Sails.
In addition to the week long regatta, Dry Creek Vineyard owners Kim
Stare Wallace and Don Wallace hosted several on-shore tastings and a
dinner featuring the entire lineup of Dry Creek Vineyard wines. "We've
been known as the wine for sailors for many years now", says Wallace.
"Our support of the sailing community is something that we're passionate
about. From our sailing themed labels to our support of
US SAILING programs,
it's logical for our family to blend our two passions into one."
Dry Creek Vineyard Hosts
a James Beard Culinary Experience
Winery holds a unique wine and food event at historic James Beard
February, 2005. Dry Creek
Vineyard was honored to host a culinary extravaganza
at the revered
James Beard House in New York City.
For years, the Beard House has featured renowned
chefs from throughout the country as part of a
continuing tradition honoring the culinary
philosophy, ideals and practices that earned James
Beard his reputation as “the dean of American
cooking.” As part of an effort to broaden the
House’s reach and appeal, the James Beard Foundation
also invites and features wineries; a sound concept
since a glass of wine is most customarily enjoyed
with food. During this event, Dry Creek
Vineyard pulled out all the stops
pairing its fine wines with the culinary delights of their
friend, chef Ralph Tingle. Tingle's namesake
Bistro Ralph, is located on the
Healdsburg square in Sonoma County, just a few miles
from the winery.
Ralph Tingle, Don Wallace, Bill Knuttel
Dry Creek Vineyard Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary
at 2005 Screen
Actors' Guild Awards
Charlize Theron with winery proprietor
Kim Stare Wallace at the 2004 SAG Awards.
February, 2005. For the 5th year in a row, Dry Creek Vineyard was chosen as the official
wine sponsor at the
Screen Actors' Guild Awards® (SAG Awards). The
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® aired on TNT from
the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Saturday, February 5, 2005.
Quickly becoming a favorite wine for Hollywood celebrities, winery
proprietor Kim Stare Wallace was on hand to pour some of Dry Creek Vineyard's
finest offerings. With mega-stars such as Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron,
and Leonardo DiCaprio in attendance, it was a night (and event) not
to be missed!
Dry Creek Vineyard to Host Book Signing by
Paul Lukacs, Author of: Great
Wines Of America
Estate Fumé Blanc DCV3
December 17, 2005 from 1 to 3 p.m., Dry Creek Vineyard will host
a book signing featuring James Beard award-winning author Paul Lukacs.
Lukacs' new book, The Great Wines of America (W.W. Norton, 2005),
is an in-depth look at forty of the country’s top wines.
In his book, Lukacs profiles Dry Creek Vineyard’s Estate Fumé Blanc DCV3 as one of America’s finest examples
of Sauvignon Blanc.
Hosting the event will be winery founder David Stare. In 1972, it
was Stare’s vision to plant Sauvignon Blanc and craft a wine
in the Loire Valley style, which put Dry Creek Vineyard on the map.
In addition to the book signing, a tasting of the 2004 Estate Fumé
Blanc DCV3 and light appetizers will be served. Books will be available
No reservations are necessary and the cost is free to attend.
Formore information, call Dry Creek Vineyard: 707-433-1000 or 800-864-9463
Dry Creek Vineyard Continues Annual Sponsorhip
at The Bitter End Yacht Club
18th Annual Dry Creek Vineyard Pro Am Regatta
For the fourth year, Dry Creek Vineyard will be the title sponsor of
the popular Pro Am Regatta at the Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda,
October 30 – November 6, 2004.
Wines from Dry Creek Vineyard will be served at various functions throughout
the Pro Am event. Winery owners Don and Kim Wallace will be on hand both
competing on the water and leading wine tastings and hosting a winery
dinner on shore.
For any sports enthusiast, this is like fantasy football, but live. It
is a sailing fan’s ultimate dream regatta. It puts some of the greatest
sailors in the world in a single spot at a single time. In addition,
it's a week that is served up to guests with delicious glasses of "the
wine for sailors," Dry Creek Vineyard.
The Bitter End Yacht Club,
Virgin Gorda, BVI
The winery not only sponsors
the Pro Am Regatta at the Bitter End Yacht Club, they also created a brand,
Regatta by Dry Creek Vineyard, that donates a portion of profits to US
SAILING, the governing body of the sport in the United States. Brad Van Liew received their support as well in his quest to win the Around Alone
race. Read more
Dry Creek Vineyard only U.S. Winery to Win
“Grandes Expressions de Chenin 2004”
at Le Rendez-Vous du Chenin in Loire Valley
Dry Chenin Blanc
Dry Creek Vineyard was the only U.S. winery awarded the
"Grandes Expressions de Chenin" in a recent Chenin Blanc competition
held in the Loire Valley, France. The winery took the honor with their
2003 Dry Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, California. Of the 210 entries
tasted, 51 wines from four countries were selected as 'Great Expressions
of Chenin'. 33 of the award-winning wines came from the Loire, France,
16 from South Africa, one from Australia and one from the United States.
David Stare, founder of Dry Creek Vineyard, built his winery in 1972 precisely because of his experience in the Loire Valley. His admiration of the lovely qualities of Chenin Blanc caused him to emulate the crisp austere style from the very first vintage. “This is a fantastic acknowledgement that our wine is right there with the best in the world,” says Stare. “And, that it’s Bill Knuttel’s first as our new winemaker is outstanding. He should be very proud.”
The Rendez-Vous du Chenin took place from June 22 – 25, 2004, at the Royal Fontevraud Abbey in the Loire Valley. During the competition, the Loire again became the world capital of Chenin Blanc, which upon leaving, took up roots in most of the major wine producing countries. With 22,240 acres (9,000 ha) in the Loire, 54,360 (22,000) in South Africa, 1,235 (500) in Australia, 495 (200) in New Zealand, 8,895 (3,600) in Argentina and 19,770 (8,000) in the United States, Chenin Blanc plays an important role in the economies of these wine producing regions.
According to organizers, the Chenins tasted were from eight different countries including, France, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, with entries from three new countries – India, Thailand and Mexico.
Two Single-Vineyard Zins
Point to Strategic Shift for Dry Creek Vineyard
Winery unleashes new wines and renewed
In a move more akin to a good spring cleaning,
rather than a sweeping change, Dry Creek Vineyard has released two single-vineyard
Zinfandels from the Dry Creek Valley appellation. This release is the
first of a series of wines that will replace the winery’s “reserve”
program in favor of smaller vineyard-designate bottlings. The wines feature
newly designed labels that capture the essence of the winery with more
original yacht artwork and a feel appropriate to their new focus. The
package clearly signals change for industry pundits and consumers, so
there will be no confusion on store shelves or restaurant wine lists.
A key part of this move is a reduction in case volume of ultra-premium wines from this 31-year old winery in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. “We’re dedicated to improving the quality of our wines,” states winery General Manager, Don Wallace. “It’s about taking Dry Creek Vineyard to new heights. That’s what these Zins represent.”
The two vineyards, whose names appear on the labels, are Somers Rh hahehench
Vineyard and Beeson Ranch Vineyard. There are 500 cases of each and
similar amounts of other single-vineyard wines that will be released at
a later date. Read more
Somers Ranch and Beeson Ranch
Dry Creek Vineyard Selected as Official Wine of
10th Annual SAG Awards Show
Best Actress Winner, Charlize Theron
with Kim Stare Wallace at SAG Awards Show.
For the fourth year in a row, Dry Creek Vineyard wines were chosen as
the official wines of the Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held
at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The show was broadcast on
TNT on Sunday, February 22, 2004.
To honor the tenth anniversary of the only awards show where recipients
are chosen by their peers, we commissioned beautifully etched and painted
magnums of our 1999 Meritage to be included in the Screen Actors Guild
Awards® Presenter Gift Basket. Hugo Boss, Swiss Watch, Coach, and
Vera Wang products were also included. Read more
Dry Creek’s Fumé Selected Best Of The Year
Second Year in a Row
Wine News Magazine named Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County 2002 Fumé
Blanc the Best Value Sauvignon Blanc of the Year for 2003.
“Continuing its winning streak (No. 1 in this category last year),
this cheerful wine offers fresh, moderately intense aromas of hay, citrus,
peach and lemongrass,” according the magazines tasting notes. “Bright
and lively on the palate with vibrant acidity, this crowd-pleasing, wonderfully
varietal Sauvignon offers fresh, grass-tinged flavors of lemon-lime and
succulent pear.” It’s no wonder they bestowed this honor and
we here at Dry Creek Vineyard are proud to have earned it for a second year.
Dry Creek Vineyard Partners with US SAILING
Winery creates Regatta
brand to promote excellence
and encourage participation in sailing
Dry Creek Vineyard, the family-run winery known for their sailboat labels,
has signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with
US SAILING, the national
governing body for sailing in the United States. The agreement includes
a contribution from Dry Creek Vineyard to support US SAILING’s education
programs, based on sales of REGATTA, a wine brand specifically created
for sailors and sailing enthusiasts. It also will partner the two organizations
in an effort to further the reach of US SAILING and extend marketing opportunities
for Dry Creek Vineyard.
Dry Creek Vineyard Announces New Winemaker William Knuttel
Dry Creek Vineyard, after conducting an exhausting search for a new winemaker, has announced that William (Bill) Knuttel will start as winemaker, Monday, July 21, 2003. Knuttel comes to Dry Creek Vineyard from Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery, where he was winemaker for the last seven years. Before working at Chalk Hill, Knuttel was winemaker at Saintsbury for 13 years, where he was highly respected for his superlative Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.
Dry Creek Vineyard General Manager and Partner, Don Wallace said, “We’re very excited to have Bill join the team.” Knuttel replaces Jeff McBride, who left in March to become a General Manager for Stimson Lane at their Napa Valley facility. “Bill and Jeff both make great wine,” states Wallace. “Now we’re ready for Bill to continue and extend the great winemaking that has come to define Dry Creek Vineyard.” Read more
2003 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen Features
Dry Creek Vineyard Endeavour as “Newest Cult Wine”
Vineyard 2000 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon
Well-known wine authority and journalist, Jeff Morgan, selected Dry Creek
Vineyard’s Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon as one of the new up-and-coming
Each year, Food & Wine magazine hosts a weekend wine and food extravaganza over Father’s Day weekend in Aspen Colorado. The affair includes grand tastings, winemaker dinners, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars and more, including the beautiful scenery of Aspen, a treasure of a town in Colorado’s high-country.
This year, one seminar Food & Wine guests
could attend was “Newest Napa Cult Cabs,” moderated by Jeff
Morgan, wine journalist for Wine Enthusiast Magazine and
occasional contributor to other publications.
Champion Sailors Pay Tribute to Dry Creek Vineyard
Around Alone victor Brad Van Liew
shares cherished wine with friends
Healdsburg, CA (May 28, 2003) – After more than 28,000 miles of grueling ocean, Brad Van Liew claimed victory in the Around Alone race with an early sponsor by his side. Dry Creek Vineyard was the very first company to join Van Liew in his quest to win the Around Alone yacht race of 2002-3, and after eight months of battling the elements Van Liew proved a worthy recipient of their support.
“Brad’s determination and spirit to win was something the Dry Creek Vineyard family recognized early on,” said Don Wallace, General Manager of Dry Creek Vineyard at an event held May 17th at the Clarke Cookhouse in Newport, Rhode Island. “We are so proud of his accomplishments and we feel very rewarded that our early vision of his dream is now a reality.” Read more
Don Wallace and Brad Van Liew
Dry Creek Vineyard Continues Annual Sponsorship
at The Bitter End Yacht Club
The 12th Annual Dry Creek Vineyard Women's Sailing Week and 17th Annual Dry Creek Vineyard Pro Am Regatta are set for Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, October 25 - November 1, 2003 & November 1-8, 2003.
For years the Dry Creek Vineyard family has been a major fan and supporter of sailing and the education and advancement of sailors. The winery's sponsorship of The Bitter End Yacht Club's year-end events confirms this commitment and that of bringing their wine to an ever increasing fan club of sailing enthusiasts. The labels that grace the fine wines of Dry Creek Vineyard have featured original paintings of sailing yachts since the early 1980s and their reserve and single-vineyard bottlings carry a unique, commissioned painting of historical America's Cup racing yachts each vintage. Read
Yachtsman of the Year
Dry Creek Vineyard presents the Rolex Yachtsman of the Year award to
John Kostecki (left). Held annually at the prestigious New York Yacht
Club, the award was presented by winery representative, Allan Trelford,
of Touton Selections. Liz Baylis was the recipient of the Rolex Yachtswoman
of the Year award.
This is Dry Creek Vineyard’s third year presenting this top honor
in the world of competitive sailing. Dry Creek Vineyard and luxury watchmaker
Rolex, are partners in their support of the sport of sailing.
Dry Creek Vineyard presents the Yachtsman of the Year award.
Dry Creek in SAG Awards Luxury Basket
For the second year, Dry Creek Vineyard has been chosen as the wine included
in the Presenters Basket at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. A virtual
treasure trove of luxury items, Dry Creek was thrilled to be selected.
Dry Creek Sponsors Extreme Offshore Yacht Race -
Shares Wines with the World
On June 3, a fleet of intrepid offshore sailors began a tactical race around the Atlantic Ocean. Dry Creek Vineyard was there as a sponsor of the EDS Atlantic Challenge race and of Brad Van Liew, America’s contender aboard Team Gartmore.
In each port location, Dry Creek Vineyard is serving a variety of special wines to the famed professional sailors, race organizers, sponsors and the international media. Sir Chay Blyth, renowned British yachtsman and the first man to race nonstop around the globe against prevailing winds, created the EDS Atlantic Challenge race.
Sir Chay Blyth and Brad
Van Liew with DCV's
Sales of Dry Creek Vineyard’s New Regatta Label
Support Young American Sailors
Dry Creek Vineyard has launched a new white wine that will be sold in
the winery’s tasting room beginning July 1, 2001. Twenty percent
of the full retail price of $10 will be donated to US SAILING for their
educational and training programs.
The 2000 Regatta bears a contemporary label with three modern boats sailing
downwind, spinnakers flying. This image reflects the refreshing, easy
drinking wine contained within. A limited release of only 500 cases, Regatta
is a perfect summer wine for both sailors and landlubbers.
The governing body for the sport of sailing, US SAILING is a member-based organization that promotes the sport’s growth with the support of volunteers and member organizations. The money donated to US SAILING from the sales of Regatta will be used to fund much-needed programs for developing young sailors.
Heritage Clone Zin is Grand Champion!
California Zinfandel championship
Dry Creek Vineyard 1999 Heritage Clone Zinfandel took top honors in the
5th Annual California Zinfandel Championship. Winning the Grand Championship
Award and Double Gold Medals from a field of hundreds of Zinfandel entrants,
our Heritage Clone Zin was judged to be the best!
Nationally recognized judges Joel Butler MW, Wilfred Wong and Nick Ramkowsky judged wines from known Zinfandel producers on July 16, 2001. They chose four double gold medal winners. These four wines were subsequently served at a Grand Championship Award Night on September 7, 2001. Only one wine emerged as GRAND CHAMPION!
Heritage Clone Zinfandel
Dry Creek Vineyard Featured at Hollywood Benefit
Dry Creek Vineyard wines were
recently featured at a major celebrity fundraising
event benefiting the Entertainment Industry
Jennifer Tilly and Kim Stare Wallace
Just one week after the winery was featured at the 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Dry Creek Vineyard was selected as the official wine for the annual fundraiser, Jaguar's Tribute to Style, attracting 1200 guests from the entertainment and fashion industries. The winery's limited edition 1999 Reserve Fumé Blanc, 1997 Reserve Merlot, 1998 Reserve Chardonnay and 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon were the sole wines served at an elegant private pre-party hosted by Badgley Mischka for American Express Platinum cardholders. A variety of Dry Creek Vineyard wines were poured at exclusive wine bars during the event. Held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, which was transformed to resemble Rodeo Drive, the evening raised over $750,000 for Hollywood's largest fundraising organization. Read more
Dry Creek Vineyard's Wine Featured at
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards
The 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards show on Sunday, March
11, will feature Dry Creek Vineyard wines on all of the celebrity tables
during the live broadcast.
One of the highlights of the Hollywood award show season, this year’s
SAG Awards broadcast will feature magnums of Dry Creek Vineyard’s
1997 Cabernet Sauvignon and bottles of the winery's cornerstone 1999 Dry
Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc.
In addition, all of the celebrity presenters of the SAG Awards will receive a basket of exclusive gifts including a bottle of Dry Creek Vineyard’s 1999 Reserve Fumé Blanc and an invitation to visit the family winery in the famed Dry Creek Valley area of Sonoma County. A participant in last year's SAG Awards gift basket, Dry Creek Vineyard was invited back as a centerpiece of the 2001 gift basket.
Dry Creek Vineyard Joins Rolex to Honor
the Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year
Dry Creek Vineyard is pleased to provide the wines at the Rolex Yachtsman
and Yachtswoman of the Year Luncheon at The New York Yacht Club on Friday,
February 9, 2001, in celebration of the winery’s ongoing commitment
to supporting the sport of sailing.
“Regatta” Wine Celebrates
American Sailing and Solo Sailor Brad Van Liew
Dry Creek Vineyard is proud to release Regatta, a truly unique wine bottled in honor of the sport of sailing and American solo sailor, Brad Van Liew.
An easy drinking red wine with a colorful nautical label, Regatta grew out of an idea to produce an affordable "picnic" style wine available only in the winery's tasting room. When the time came to bottle this fruit-forward 1998 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel, Dry Creek Vineyard had just decided to sponsor the ocean racing campaign of Brad Van Liew.
What better way to support Brad's Mission America Campaign than to bottle a wine in celebration of his efforts! The family of Dry Creek Vineyard first heard of Brad as the sole American competing in Around Alone 1998-1999. In a grueling around-the-world sailing competition that attracts many European racers and receives enormous attention worldwide, Brad was an American pioneer. Read more
Dry Creek Vineyard is the Toast of Hollywood!
Top Sonoma County wine producer
is featured wine at star-studded NRDC benefit
Hollywood turned out on Wednesday, May 31, for the Natural Resources
Defense Council benefit, Earth to LA, raising over $1 million for the
and Kim Stare Wallace
Dry Creek Vineyard wines were featured at the VIP party after the evening’s
program of music by Jewel and Carole King, comedy by Al Franken and Seinfeld
co-creator Larry David, and testimonials by Diane Keaton, Cameron Diaz,
Rob Reiner and Robert Kennedy Jr.
Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, enjoyed Dry Creek Vineyard’s
1997 “Heritage Clone” Zinfandel while Christine Lahti preferred
the winery’s signature 1998 Fumé Blanc. Kevin Costner, Dustin
Hoffman, Ted Danson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Steven Weber, Ed Begley, Jr.
and others sampled a selection of wines, including the winery’s
classic 1998 Chardonnay and renowned 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon.
and Kim Stare Wallace
Dry Creek Vineyard Featured at 52nd Annual Emmy Awards
Dry Creek Vineyard’s 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been chosen to be featured in the coveted Emmy gift basket.
A virtual treasure chest of high-end luxury goods, the Emmy basket is presented to each celebrity presenter of the famed Emmy Award for Excellence in the Television Arts. Always a star-studded event, the Emmys just keep getting hotter every year - and they’ll all be drinking Dry Creek come Sunday, September 10 - the night of the highly-anticipated Emmy broadcast.
Charlize Theron Visits Dry Creek Vineyard
Actress Charlize Theron and her
mother, Gerda, were guests of Dry Creek Vineyard
recently. Ms. Theron, on a break from filming
"Sweet November" in San Francisco, had expressed
her enthusiasm for Dry Creek Vineyard's wines and
the winery was pleased to invite her as their guest
for a weekend.
Ms. Theron, who has appeared in such films as
"The Cider House Rules", "Mighty Joe Young",
"The Astronaut's Wife", and "The Devil's
Advocate", enjoyed a private tour, a special
barrel tasting and a visit to the winery's vast
vineyards overlooking the beautiful Dry Creek
Ms. Theron, her mother and the actress's dogs were
then hosted for dinner at the home of
Don Wallace and their two children. Kim is the
daughter of the winery's founder,
David Stare, and the couple manages the daily
operations of Dry Creek Vineyard. Read more