Features

Winter Whites

The age old rule is typically to drink white wines in the summer and when Labor Day hits, the white wine (and white pants) are packed away for the season. Luckily the rules for fashion …

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4 Harvest Terms Explained

Brix? No, this isn’t what the third little pig built his house out of, but rather a scale used to measure the sugar content of grapes and wine. Each degree Brix (˚B) is equivalent to 1 gram …

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Every Cut Counts

Spring brings one of the busiest periods for Dry Creek Vineyard’s field crews as we keep up with each stage of rapid vine growth and development. One important step that precedes all …

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What is Sustainable Farming?

These days, sustainability is a common buzzword in the Dry Creek Valley and beyond. For growers and consumers alike, it’s a good thing that living a sustainable life is a part of our …

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The Story of “The Mariner”

What makes our Mariner wine so special? For more than 40 years, our experience with Dry Creek Valley’s soil, climate and vineyard diversity has allowed us to choose the best fruit from …

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A Century of Great Zin

Today, nearly 2,400 acres of Zinfandel are farmed in Dry Creek Valley, the most planted grape in the region. Many of the original families continue to farm the vineyards, with successive …

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Lulworth ship painting by Michael Surles
Fumé Blanc Pioneer

Fumé Blanc is at the heart and soul of our family winery. In 1972, David Stare was the first person to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley appellation. For nearly 50 years …

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