Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, our premier, family-owned winery is celebrating 50 years of winemaking this year. Watch the story of our winery, now led by the second generation.
Happy 83rd birthday to our resident 'American Wine Legend,' rockstar dad, and winery founder David S. Stare! 🎂 It's been an amazing 50 years together in the place we call home. Thank you for your pioneer spirit — and what you like to refer to as "bullheadedness" — in making Dry Creek Vineyard what it is today!
A classy wine, in a classy bottle ✨ Celebrate the release of our beautiful and expressive Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon with tastings, bites and live music next Saturday afternoon at our family winery. Tickets for the release party are going fast — visit the link in our bio to claim your spot before they sell out!
As the fall and holiday seasons approach, we invite you to plan ahead for your visit — especially to explore some of the new experiences we're offering in our Tasting Room. 🍷 Book your reservation at our family winery on the 'Visit' page of our website (www.drycreekvineyard.com/visit). ✨ Start your afternoon with a champagne toast and our 50th Anniversary Seated Tasting, which includes our first-ever Sparkling Chenin Blanc, commemorative Cabernet Sauvignon and exclusive wines showcasing our home appellation! Available for a limited time only. ✨ Enjoy an educational, behind-the-scenes look with a guided tour of our family winery’s history, sustainable vineyard practices, winemaking techniques, and much more — all while tasting our limited-production wines along the way! ✨ Do you have friends and family in town? Have a fun, casual afternoon of bocce, wines and bites for up to sixteen people on our bocce ball court, located near our beautiful Insectary Garden!
We're already missing the pleasant winds, wines and wonders of our Sailing Adventure aboard the @schoonerfredab ⚓ What a lovely time on the bay with our Wine Club members and sailors this past Saturday. Can't wait for the next one!
Happy Friday! 🍇 50+ years strong, and watching the grapes come in never gets old... This Zinfandel is from Somers Ranch, located at the eastern edge of Dry Creek Valley and one of the first vineyards in our region to be planted with the Heritage clone. The vines are now over 20 years old — and still an essential part of our portfolio of Zins and our fan favorite Petite Zin Rosé!
It's blistering hot outside right now, but did you know the hottest day in Healdsburg was actually during our founding year — a record high of 116°F on July 13, 1972? ☀️ Not that the déjà vu makes the heat any better though... We hope you're sipping a deliciously cold glass of wine out there!
Wishing everyone a safe and happy #LaborDay weekend 🙌 We are so grateful to have worked with such amazing people and supportive communities in the five decades we've been kickin' 🥂 Thank you for everything!
It's #CabernetDay! What better way to celebrate this amazing varietal and this special year than with a glass of our limited-edition 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 🍷 Cheers!
Happy birthday to our adventurous fly-fishing expert, Spencer 🎉We've certainly watched him grow up at our family winery — swipe for then v. now, Spencer's edition! You may have seen his name on two of our wines as well: Spencer's Hill Zinfandel and Spencer's Hill Petite Sirah. Spencer's Hill is located in our iconic Endeavour Vineyard in the Lytton Springs District of Dry Creek Valley, and it produces grapes as expressive and dynamic as its namesake. Wishing you the best day today, Spencer! 🎂
Fifty years ago on this very day, founder and "American Wine Legend" David S. Stare received the necessary permits to build the first winery in the Dry Creek Valley since Prohibition. That's right — today marks our official 50th Anniversary! 🥳 Besides the fabulous celebrations we've had with our DCV family, we chose to honor the occasion with a little reenactment of our groundbreaking ceremony. Swipe for then vs. now of this special moment 🎞️ It wasn't easy to have big dreams as a small, humble family winery. Thank you for going on this incredible journey with us, and we'll see you in the next stage of actualizing our passion for world-class wines!
Luscious bunches of Petite Sirah in our Four Clones Vineyard (DCV2) 🍇 Harvest is close! The Petite Sirah variety has traditionally played an important role in producing our world-class Zinfandel wines. We blend Petite Sirah into several of our Zinfandel bottlings to give the wine a solid backbone with fleshy tannins and excellent acidity. A small but mighty grape, its intense color also makes for a beautifully-hued wine! 🍷
Looking for a special tasting experience? 🥂 Our Tasting Room is now offering a 50th Anniversary Seated Tasting option, featuring our first-ever 50th Anniversary Sparkling Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon, along with limited-production wines that showcase our rich history in Dry Creek Valley. This celebratory tasting is only available for a short period of time, so don't miss this opportunity to taste these exclusive commemorative wines! Book your toast with us at www.drycreekvineyard.com/visit
Where's your #happyplace? 🍷 For us, it can be a fancy dinner table with friends, but sometimes it's just a humble, peaceful nook. That's the beauty of it — it is what we make of it (and where we can find the wine!). P.S. We're always so excited to see someone from across the world discover and enjoy our wines. We had big dreams for this small family winery 50 years ago, and we're still going at it stronger than ever now! 📷️ @sweetylife_lim
From vines to grape to bottle, our Endeavour Vineyard has truly been a labor of love. It is the backbone of our Cabernet Sauvignon program, the culmination of many years searching for the perfect location with excellent soil conditions, topography and sun exposure — a vineyard with its own sustainable ecosystem. ♻️ With a bottle of our Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon, we hope you can taste our second generation's vision to grow Cab that rivals the finest of any in California. Today, this luxurious varietal adds an elegant touch to celebrations and events, both at our family winery and the gatherings of our loyal guests! We can't wait to experience its 2019 vintage soon.
Proud to announce that we placed second in the Luxury and Classic categories for @WineBusinessMonthly's PACK Design Awards! 🏆 Here are the winning entries: 2019 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon ⚓ Honoring its Bordeaux-inspired roots, this bronze, pewter-adhesive label was handmade in France. The label features an detailed illustration of our family winery, showcasing its long history in the region — as well as a sailboat, representing our love of sailing and reputation as the Wine for Sailors. 2021 50th Anniversary Fumé Blanc ⚓ This pioneering varietal notably includes a back label that, if viewed from the front through the glass, shows a retrospective slideshow of our family winery's founding. Turning the bottle around, the back of the front label displays our vintage 1972 Fumé Blanc label — a throwback to the wine that started it all and the legacy of Dry Creek Vineyard. Both wines are available in our Tasting Room and on our website if you'd like to take a marvel at the bottles yourself!
Happy #NationalWhiteWineDay 🥂 What's your go-to white wine? While sailing in Maine, our president Kim's choice is definitely our crisp and refreshing Dry Chenin Blanc! Perfect to cool down with on a sunny, warm day. 🌞