If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Dry
Creek Vineyard extends praise to its original source
of inspiration in the small French village of
Vouvray in the Loire Valley. It was in Vouvray,
during one of Dave’s early trips that his love
affair with Chenin Blanc began. It was also during
this trip that Dave was introduced to Domaine
Baumard in Rochefort sur Loire. This world famous
Chenin Blanc producer continues to provide worthy
inspiration for our own Chenin Blanc.
A Dry Loire-Style Wine
Chenin Blanc is
serious business at Dry Creek Vineyard. Because it
lacks the mystique of Burgundy or Bordeaux, other
producers tend to overlook this varietal. But Chenin
Blanc is never a stepchild at Dry Creek Vineyard.
Here this varietal receives the same level of
meticulous care as our higher priced bottlings.
Dry Creek Vineyard
produces the most highly awarded Chenin Blanc in the
nation. Over the past several vintages, this wine
has earned more than 30 Gold Medals, plus scores of
Silver and Bronze Medals. Indeed, a single recent vintage
racked up a total of seven top awards--including
Best Varietal of Region and Double Gold at the
California State Fair, plus a Gold Medal at the
International Wine Challenge in London, England.
Much of our success with Chenin Blanc is due to
exceptional fruit quality from Clarksburg, a
relatively unknown grape-producing region in
California's Sacramento Delta. Both Dry Chenin Blanc and
Blanc offer perfect antidotes to Chardonnay.
Like the most charming Loire Valley wines, both are
crisp and refreshing as well as extraordinarily
versatile. Excellent as an aperitif, our Chenin Blanc is internationally recognized as one of
the best wines to pair with oysters on the half