2015 Year in Review - Looking Ahead to 2016
If we were writing a book about 2015 at Dry Creek Vineyard, the title might read: No Compromises: Raising the Bar of Excellence. This mantra has permeated every facet of our family winery culture. This vision begins at the top with President and second generation owner, Kim Stare Wallace. In her hundreds of presentations this year a singular message has risen to the top. Dry Creek Vineyard is producing world-class wines that rival the best in California and a new bar has been set for winemaking excellence with a “no compromises philosophy.”
The list and range of accolades received in 2015 is impressive:
Top 100 Winery of 2015 – Wine & Spirits Magazine
2014 Chenin Blanc – 90 points, #19 Top 100 Best Buys for 2015 – Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2014 Sauvignon Blanc – 90 points, Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2013 Estate Block 10 Chardonnay, 90 points, Wine Spectator
2013 Heritage Vines Zinfandel, 90 points, Wine Spectator
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 91 points, Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2012 Mariner, 92 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
2012 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 points, Wine Spectator
Some other notable activity in 2015 included the hiring of John Doxon as our Global Sales Director. John brings a wealth of knowledge and fine wine skill to the position. He is a welcome addition to our senior leadership team! Our 2015 Wine for Sailors campaign was a huge hit once again this summer with many excellent displays built across the country. New packaging, Sustainability Certification, Trip Advisor Awards and much more created a lot of energy and buzz around the property.
2016 brings forward many exciting opportunities. To start the year, Dry Creek Vineyard will be one of the featured wineries for the Sonoma County tent in the Super Bowl 50 fan village in San Francisco. During the first week of February, on five of the eight days, Dry Creek Vineyard wines will be poured in the fan village exposing our brand to an expected audience of well over 1 million people! Later this year, we are looking forward to the possibility of having Dry Creek Vineyard wines poured at America’s Cup World Series events in Chicago and New York. We look forward to yet another exciting year for Dry Creek Vineyard wines!