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 #WineWednesday! What's in your glass today? 🍷 From this past weekend at our 50th Anniversary Wine Club Gala — our very own @taylor_lovee. So glad to have her home with the fam! 💗
If there ever was a time to match your favorite pink wine, it's today! Cheers to our rosé lovers all around the world this #InternationalRoséDay 🌹
From then 'til now 🎞️ Thank you to all the dads out there for staying by our sides and going above and beyond as we rise to challenges, learn and grow. #HappyFathersDay Featuring our favorite father-daughter duo, Founder David S. Stare and President Kim Stare Wallace 🥂
Who's down for a nice, chilled glass of Dry Chenin Blanc? 🙋 We've been in love with this laudable Loire Valley varietal since 1972. 💛 Happy #DrinkCheninBlancDay!
Spotted at Summer of Zin 📷 President Kim and Founder Dave both wearing the concert tee, with a black and white photo of Dave barrel tasting during the early days! Happy 50th ✨
Sending a big *thank you* to our guests and team for making this past weekend's Summer of Zin concert a success! Special thanks to our caterers @__lunch__box__ for amazing sandwiches and burgers, and our feature band @thesunkings9 for a twistin' & shoutin' time. 🎶
What better way to prepare for hot days than with a stash of refreshing white wines? 🥂 Today's the last day of our $5 shipping offer on 6+ bottles of our summer favorites: 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, DCV3 Sauvignon Blanc and Petite Zin Rosé 🌸 Use the code BEACHPARTY to unlock your savings.
Scroll to view a "then and now" of our vintage label 45th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon, and our beautifully-bronze 50th Anniversary edition — freshly released and sold in very limited quantities! Purchase this commemorative winery-exclusive from our Tasting Room and on our website (link in bio).
Happy #NationalOliveDay! 🌿 We're beyond thankful for these beautiful trees that surround our properties in the Dry Creek Valley. The olive trees not only provide us delicious K&D Mercantile olive oil, but also contribute to a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem in our home appellation. With seven types of Italian and Spanish olives — and 169 trees planted and nurtured personally by Proprietor Don Wallace! — they're worth a gander when you visit our family winery. ✨
Today, we're raising a glass in remembrance of those we've lost, and in gratitude to our heroes. From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and great #MemorialDay 🍷🇺🇸
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