Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, our premier, family-owned winery is celebrating over 50 years of winemaking. Watch the story of our winery, now led by the second generation.
From picnic lunches to our farm tour and new Bordeaux flight, now is the best time to explore your wine-cation options for spring/summer — and ✔️ that much-deserved "me" time off your bucket list! Plan a relaxing getaway to our delightful gardens and vineyards, #WineInHand. Available now • Seated Tasting, Zinfandels of Dry Creek Valley, Tour & Tasting Available starting March • Bordeaux Varietals Tasting, Wine Flight & Picnic Lunch, Farm Tour, Large Party Receptions Available starting April • Bocce Experience 🍷 Book your wine-cation with ease at drycreekvineyard.com/visit
Early on, winery founder David S. Stare recognized the incredible complexity from old vine Zinfandel grapes. These amazing properties in the Dry Creek Valley have managed to survive earthquakes and disease, and continue to flourish in the area! The resilience and rich history of this variety has inspired our expansive portfolio of Zinfandels, one of the flagship varietals of both our winery and home appellation. Beginning with the 1987 vintage, our family winery coined the term “Old Vine” to describe its Zinfandel made from these heirloom vines. Although there is no legal definition, we define an old vine vineyard as having vines that average more than 50 years in age. For our Old Vine Zinfandel wine in particular, the vines even average more than 100 years in age! This year, we're excited to honor Zinfandel's legacy through our Barrel Tasting — it's more than deserving of the spotlight! 🤩 We hope to see you there. >> Join our Barrel Tasting and other winery events at drycreekvineyard.com/events
Wishing a happy birthday today to our one-and-only Taylor (@taylor_lovee), the namesake of Taylor's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 🍷🥰 We were so thrilled to ring in our big 5-0 with you in 2022. Cheers to another amazing year!
Searching high and Merlot for that perfect pairing? 😉 It's hard to go wrong with Merlot + a fantastic crispy duck breast, especially when it's glazed in a tangy sauce (think sweet and sour, pomegranates and/or light spices)! What's your go-to match for a "treat yourself" type of dinner? P.S. For more recipe inspiration, browse our family favorites at www.drycreekvineyard.com/recipes — happy cooking!
We're looking for a passionate Special Events Manager to join our family 🎉 If you or someone else you know loves designing and planning events — corporate and/or personal — and always wondered what it might be like to do this for a well-known, iconic winery, we'd love to chat! Learn more about this opportunity at www.drycreekvineyard.com/careers
Our 50th year in a flash. 🎬
For a taste of what makes our region so special, book one of our new wine experiences: the Zinfandels of Dry Creek Valley Tasting! 🍷 Explore the signature red wines of Dry Creek Valley as you taste through a flight of five limited-production single vineyard and blended Zinfandels — traversing the rich history from our "old vines" to our iconic estate properties. Our Tasting Room is open seven days a week in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, making it the perfect weekend trip, or peaceful weekday getaway! Reserve your Zinfandel tasting experience on our Visit page, available for up to six guests.
Our Barrel Tasting returns this year on Saturday, February 11th 🍷 Deconstruct the rich history and techniques of Old Vine Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley directly from the barrel — with a chance to ask all your big wine questions to our winemaking team! Tickets are available now at https://www.drycreekvineyard.com/events/
Happy birthday today to Don Wallace, our sustainability guru and second-gen proprietor! 📷 Throwback to our 25th Anniversary (yes, in 1997!)
If one of your new year's resolutions is to embrace your adventurous side, don't miss the perfect discovery set to kick off 2023! This year saw the return of our popular six-bottle Bordeaux Collection, which includes: • 2019 Merlot 92 POINTS – WINE & SPIRITS • 2019 Malbec GOLD – SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR • 2019 Cabernet Franc 2018 VINTAGE: 90 POINTS – CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO CALIFORNIA WINE • 2019 The Mariner 91 POINTS – WINE ENTHUSIAST • 2019 Meritage "Benchland" • 2019 Endeavour Cabernet Sauvignon We have just a handful of days left for our holiday gift guide (through 12/31), so don't wait to save on this aficionado's pick! 🍷
Wishing you the happiest of holidays, from our family to yours 🎄Thank you for making these past 50 years so joyful — and absolutely unforgettable!
Planning a New Year's Eve party? 🥂 It's not too late to order our 50th Anniversary Sparkling Chenin Blanc for a bubbly start to the year! We have very limited quantities left of this commemorative wine, made exclusively to celebrate our five decades of winemaking. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy it before it's gone! Use code GIFTPRO for $15 two-day shipping on your holiday order.
'Tis the season for our annual 'ugly' sweater contest! 🎅 We always look forward to seeing our team all adorned in festive pizzazz. Swipe to see our first, second and third-place winners from our employee holiday party contest this year!
This year, we held our first-ever silent auction at our annual Holiday Winemaker Dinner. We were honored to donate 10% of the auction proceeds to the Healdsburg Food Pantry, making it possible for those in need to access $5,250 worth of food! 🌟 This was in addition to the 173 pounds of canned goods and non-perishables donated by many of our staff and growers! Thank you again to everyone who gave back alongside us this season. We're grateful we can help address food insecurity and provide fresh, affordable food to all community members!
We’re playing matchmaker this holiday season! Find the perfect sets to gift the different personalities in your life. 🎁 To explore all our holiday offerings, follow the link in our bio and don’t forget to use code MERRY for $10 ground shipping or GIFTPRO for $15 off 2-day shipping to get them right on time.
We're looking for a passionate Special Events Manager to join our family 🍷 If you or someone else you know loves designing and planning events — corporate and/or personal — and always wondered what it might be like to do this for a well-known, iconic winery, we'd love to chat! Learn more about this opportunity at www.drycreekvineyard.com/careers