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Dry Creek Vineyard Story

Our History

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Dry Creek Vineyard History

The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley.

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Our Family

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A Family Owned Winery Since 1972

Dry Creek Vineyard is one of the few remaining family owned wineries left in California. With more than 40 years of grape growing and winemaking experience, our efforts continue to focus on the quality of wine in the bottle.

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Our Winemakers

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Our Winemakers

Tim Bell, winemaker at Dry Creek Vineyard, has worked with a wide range of grape varieties and wine styles in Napa Valley, Sonoma, and the Central Coast: still wine, sparkling, dessert, even Kosher.

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Our Vineyards

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Our Vineyards

Our 185 acres of estate vineyards are the foundation of our winery. Using the latest technology and working diligently with our grower partners, we carefully manage our vineyards to ensure the highest standards of quality for each vintage.

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Our Philosophy

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Our Philosophy

Vineyard diversity forms the cornerstone of our winemaking philosophy. Sonoma County’s vast array of growing conditions allows us to satisfy our desire to define varietal type by discovering varietal-specific…

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Sustainability

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Sustainability

Our commitment to sustainable agriculture and minimal off-farm consumption is multifaceted. Advancements in viticultural technology go hand-in-hand with respectfully managing our space on this planet. Our ultimate goal is to turn our vineyards over to the third generation…

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Wine 101

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Wine 101

Confused about wine and all the terminology? We are here to help. Our Wine 101 section is designed to simplify wine tasting into some basic concepts that are easy to understand. Wine tasting does not have to be intimidating!

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