Wine Enthusiast Magazine honored founder David S. Stare as their “American Wine Legend” at the 2021 Wine Star Awards. Watch and listen to the inspiring story of Dave and our family winery.
Happy #InternationalChardonnayDay! 🥂 Our Chardonnay is made with grapes from our DCV Block 10 Vineyard, located in the cool Russian River Valley. This vineyard tends to ripen slowly, providing grapes that are deliciously balanced. In crafting this wine, just 30 rows are selected at the far northeast side of the property. We may be out of our 2020 vintage at this time, but it doesn't mean we're not thinking about the next release already! (Fun fact: You can sign up to be notified of a release on our Shop page. Just look for your favorite wine online that's marked Sold Out, and follow the link.) Cheers to our #TeamChardonnay fans out there!
It's #WoofWednesday as we feature our furriest patrons as of recent 🐶 Thank you for bringing smiles to our Tasting Room team and fellow guests!
If you're celebrating a special occasion (or simply lush gardens and sunny days), our first-ever 50th Anniversary Sparkling Chenin is a wonderful spring option for cheers-ing. 🍾 Now available online in very limited quantities, this winery-exclusive sparkling was handcrafted in the méthode champenoise tradition. At first swirl, aromatics of white peach, honeydew melon and Meyer lemon spring forward from the glass with floral notes of jasmine and geranium. On the palate, it has inviting flavors of tart pear, honeycrisp apple and strawberry. With hints of cucumber and flint, this wine is bright with a slight minerality, creaminess and balanced quality. Immediately drinkable, but also perfect to keep for a future toast. 🥂
If you haven't heard already, President Kim Stare Wallace has been on a beautiful trip overseas with @girlsguidetoparis! 🍷 Her adventures have brought her and the ladies to Burgundy on Day 4. There, they had a private cooking class with Chef Katrin Frelon (@katherinefrelon) at the castle of Ancy-le-Franc... in a 500-year-old kitchen nonetheless! Surrounded by gorgeous, nature-filled views, they later stayed at the wonderful Château Sainte Sabine. Day 5 was also full of excitement. The morning began with a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards — an incredible way to become familiar with the different Clos! Next was lunch at Château du Clos de Vougeot, an ancient abbey from the 1500s where a thousand monks once made wine. Now, a team of 20 monks still reside at the Château, and they produce cheese. The original wine press is still used today every November! Afterwards, Kim and the ladies visited Château De Pommard, where they learned about the differences between classifications of Regional, Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. What a beautiful last two days of food and wine paradise! 💖
We're all about natural corks! ♻️ Our patented, innovative closures are laser-printed with detailed info about the source of cork material — including the age of the cork forest, harvest date of the trees, and sustainable habitats these remarkable forests provide to the Iberian Lynx and Spanish Imperial Hawk. Next time you open a bottle of DCV wine, take a gander at the cork to learn more about this vital piece of the winemaking puzzle! 📷 @thelushlife
Cheers to all the amazing moms out there, and the lovely life adventures they go on with us! 🌼 #HappyMothersDay
How fitting that International Sauvignon Blanc Day lands on a #TGIF 🍾 We hope you can pour yourself a nice, cold glass of this brilliant wine to welcome in the weekend!
President Kim Stare Wallace is having a blast overseas with her close friends, fitting in some personal sightseeing (and lots of steps!) before hosting a trip with @girlsguidetoparis 🗼 "Walked 12 miles today — at least 8 of those I was lost! Karen and Carol are keeping me laughing with their bickering, and tonight we had dinner with Lou Foppiano who is in Paris as well. Small world!" –Kim
Join us on one of our educational vineyard tours in the summer! 🌿 This year, we will be exploring DCV3, our historic Sauvignon Blanc property that started it all — as well as all our biodiversity efforts in the Dry Creek Valley, including our creek restoration project and insectary garden! Our sustainability gurus will be hosting two hikes: one on Saturday, June 4th, and one on Saturday, August 27th. We'll taste wines along the way and enjoy a delightful wine country lunch afterwards. 🍷 To learn more and reserve your tickets, go to the Events page on our website, or drycreekvineyard.com/events
Today, we'd like to raise a toast to our dear, sweet Holly. Just yesterday, the Stare Wallace family had to say goodbye to this energetic pup with a seasoned traveler's spirit — going everywhere from the DCV General Store, to the cover of @Wine_Spectator Magazine. We will miss her deeply, but she is always in our thoughts and hearts 🐶
Rosé season is here 💐 Our $5 case shipping offer is on all weekend, so be sure to stock up on this spring & summer favorite! Use code HIPHIPROSE upon checkout to save on 12 bottles or more of our refreshing 2021 Petite Zin Rosé — bursting with layered fruit flavors of strawberry, watermelon & raspberry 🍓
Today, our all-star team participated in the Global Partners for Development tournament, 'Golf for Girls and their allies'! ⛳ An inaugural annual event, this fundraiser aims to improve the quality of life and education for girls and women in East Africa, and to host a more female-centric golf tournament to empower women in the sports community. The verdict? 🏆 We tied for second place, competing against 15 other teams. Woohoo — go, DCV!
#HappyEarthDay! Today, we want to honor each and every helping hand in nature, no matter how small. We're paying attention to these little critters 🐝 as the days get warmer and longer. Our bees are vital to the healthy, biodiverse ecosystems and sustainable farming practices we implement at our family winery. In fact, did you know that we love our bees so much we keep hives in the back of our property? We're looking forward to seeing more of them flourish near our picnic grounds and gardens this spring and summer! Tell us below or tag us @drycreekvineyard with how you're celebrating Earth Day today 🌎
Do you get excited by the idea of an A/B split test? 📈 Does your heart flutter at the mention of Monday.com? ✔️ Do your planning skills leave everyone around you in the dust? ✏️ Our family winery is currently seeking a dynamic, tech-savvy, highly detail-oriented and organized individual to join our small, passionate, marketing team in helping our business reach new heights and share our story. Interested? Explore our Marketing Support Specialist position on our new Careers page at drycreekvineyard.com/careers (link in bio). 🥂 Hope to meet you soon!
Wishing everyone a happy, hoppy Easter Sunday 🐰 Our Tasting Room is closed today, so our team can spend time with their loved ones. We'll see you tomorrow! 🍷 📷 @faux_somm_michelle
#ThrowbackThursday to our many years of finding trash in the strangest places, collecting long-forgotten tires, and bonding over the love of our planet and community! 🌎 We're so grateful to have been a part of the annual Dry Creek Valley Trash Pickup throughout our family winery's history, alongside @drycreekvalleywines, @rriverkeeper and our lovely neighbors and teammates. What a way to kick off #EarthMonth together! 💚