"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!
49 years ago today, our founder David S. Stare turned what was a Loire Valley pipe dream into a pioneering, family-owned and -operated winery. It was the first winery in the Dry Creek Valley region to be built following Prohibition, and it stands just as strong today after nearly five decades, led by second-generation owners Kim Stare Wallace and her husband Don. #HappyAnniversary to our beloved home!
When do you reckon day 1 of harvest will be for us? 🍇 The first to guess correctly in the comments wins a wine-themed prize (one guess only, please!). Ready, Set, Go!!
Are you #TeamChardonnay? Tell us below 👇 Our 2019 DCV Block 10 Chardonnay (now sold out!) received 90 points from @jebdunnuck — "...a medium-bodied, pure, elegant Chardonnay with beautifully integrated acidity and an outstanding, dry, savory, mineral-laced finish." Stay tuned for our 2020 vintage!
#ThrowbackThursday to our 2020 Harvest! Can you believe it's almost that time of year again? Just yesterday, we trained our team in preparation for our 50th harvest. We're so excited to see the literal fruits of our labor! 🍇
Ahoy! 🛶🌊 Wishing you a wonderful weekend from Naskeag Point. President Kim Stare Wallace and her husband Don are out on a peaceful canoe ride during golden hour. We hope you can find some time in the next few days to bask in nature!