This week, with full and heavy hearts, our Dry Creek Vineyard family will complete our 50th harvest. This year, more than past years, we've witnessed the pure passion and dedication our team has for crafting exceptional wines and working with whatever Mother Nature sends our way. Most of all, we are strengthened by the tightknit bond of our winery family and the overwhelming encouragement and friendship from our community. We raise a glass to you from our family to yours and thank you for your support throughout these many years. We could not have done it without you.
Hello, Autumn! 🍂 Who's looking forward to knit sweaters, cozy blankets and bold, warm reds? 🙋 "I’m currently enjoying a glass of 2014 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a gorgeous dark ruby color and aromas with of red and black fruit & wet forest floor. It’s a perfect Cab for this crisp evening in San Francisco. The fog has rolled in, fall has officially begun and I’m looking forward to more dramatic reds as the weather gets cooler." –📷 @vinovixensca
We can't say "thank you" enough to every aspect of nature that makes delicious wine possible. Our patented corks tell you the story behind the trees and our ongoing dedication to sustainable and responsible winemaking! "Next time you open a bottle of wine, take a look at the cork. Most corks have a website address, but if it's a bottle of Dry Creek, their corks will tell you -- The harvest date of that cork: July 2019 - The oak tree species: Quercus Suber - The tree age: 38+ years. It will also tell you some important facts about corks, Habitat: Cork is a natural, renewable and sustainable closure grown primarily in Spain and Portugal. Cork Forests help provide a valuable habitat to the endangered Iberian Lynx and Imperial Eagle." –📷 @richardmiyake
There are few things that make us happier than seeing familiar faces, now in a new life stage ❤️ Thank you for taking a trip down memory lane with us and introducing the little ones! "Got a chance to visit my favorite winery, @drycreekvineyard, today. First visited here 12 years ago with @simplyglo. Surreal to come back with two kids in tow." – 📷: @pleebster --- Enjoy a seated tasting with us by booking on our website at drycreekvineyard.com/visit. Picnicking welcome! 🧺
Our kind of #MondayMotivation: a great bbq'd meal and glass of Zinfandel for dinner! 🍷🍖 What food + wine pairing gets you through the start of your week? 📷 Delicious food and photo by @homechefism
"The 2019 Zinfandel Heritage Vines showed beautifully, with a pure, up-front, silky and textured style as well as classic plum and berry fruits, notes of incense, pepper, and orange blossom, supple tannins, and a great finish. Drink this charming, pleasure-bent beauty over the coming 5-7 years." – @jebdunnuck | 92 points
A very happy 82nd birthday to the one who started it all: David S. Stare! 🎉 Thank you, Dave, for all the hard work you've done to bring us to nearly 50 amazing years at this family winery! Cheers to many more 🍷
Today's *the day* 💐 Our very own Taylor (@taylor_lovee), daughter of President Kim Stare Wallace and her husband Don, and namesake of Taylor's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, is having a beautiful wedding with Dylan (@dyl.jp) out in Montana! A big congratulations to this charming, talented couple — we are so happy for you two and can't wait to see what your next adventures have in store! 💕
It's the last summer Friday of 2021 (yes, already! 💔) —What wine will you live it up with? Tell us below or tag us in a photo @drycreekvineyard! 📷: @winetastergal
Summer picnics ain’t over yet! We’ve teamed up with our friends at @juicebeauty to give one lucky winner everything you need for a perfect day out in Wine Country! 🍷 Winner will receive: a curated picnic basket full of all your picnic essentials (over $250 value), wine tasting certificate for 4 people, $25 Dry Creek Vineyard gift card (to use towards your favorite bottle of wine), and a $200 e-gift card to Juicebeauty.com! ✨ To enter: 🍇 Like and save this photo 🍇 Follow us @juicebeauty @drycreekvineyard 🍇 Tag 3 friends in the comments and tell us why you'd like to win! Giveaway ends 9/21 @ 11:59 p.m. PT. Winner will be notified by DM. Good luck! We ask that private accounts are made public during the giveaway to be entered. NO ENTRY FEE, NO PURCHASE OR OBLIGATION NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 21+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility. Open to US audiences.
Nothing like a beautiful sunset and glass of Cab to kick off a new week #MondayMotivation 📸: @coupleuncorked
Have you ever wondered why so many #harvests happen at night or very early morning? Picking at these cooler times of days ensures that grapes are at the right temperatures, saving energy that would be spent to mechanically chill them. It also results in better wine, as the sugar levels are more stable, giving our winemaking team more control over the fermentation process! Lastly, cooler temperatures mean more comfortable conditions for our harvest workers — it definitely gets pretty hot in the Dry Creek Valley during the daytime! Pictured: Sauvignon Blanc harvest at Wallace Ranch (DCV7)
Every glass and bottle of Dry Creek Vineyard wine is only possible because of the dedicated hands and hearts on our team! A very grateful cheers to all that you've done to help this family winery along its nearly 50-year journey 🍷 #HappyLaborDay
It's never too late to celebrate #InternationalCabernetDay! What's in your glass this weekend?
We popped open this beautiful bottle of our 1972 Fumé Blanc last week to celebrate the first day of our 50th harvest! Sauvignon Blanc will always have a special meaning for us this time of year, since our founder, David S. Stare, was the first person to plant the varietal in our home appellation five decades ago. Can't wait to see what amazing grapes are coming next!
Happy birthday, Spencer! 🎂 Spencer's birthday was yesterday, which was also our first day of harvest (a double celebration!). A fly-fishing expert @whateverfloatsyourfly, you may be familiar with his name through our Estate Zinfandel – Spencer's Hill Vineyard. Spencer's Hill is one of the most beautiful spots in our iconic Endeavour Vineyard, and it produces fruit as dynamic and expressive as its namesake! Our 2016 vintage was a Top 100 wine from @wine_spectator 🙌 Although our current award-winning 2017 vintage is sold out, keep an eye out for the 2018 release in early September!