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Apr 01,

2019

April Fools' Day Matey!

April Fools’ Day from our band of sea dogs!

No, we are not introducing a new pirate-themed line of wines, but we channeled our inner scallywag to run a rig on you!

If the pirate’s life is for you, join us at Passport to Dry Creek Valley on April 27-28 and celebrate the treasures of Dry Creek Vineyard! Navigate your way through the deserted island selfie station and sample the jewels of Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Bordeaux varietals along your quest. Follow the map to where ‘X’ marks the spot to find an incredible tasting experience, hidden treasures, prizes and more! Stay for the weekend and explore over 40 wineries in Dry Creek Valley.

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Thanks for playing along with us and let’s keep the conversation going! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and share your favorite Dry Creek Vineyard moments.

 

Feb 14,

2019

KonMari Your Wine Cellar in 4 Easy Steps!

The craze to declutter, inspired by Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way to Banish Clutter Forever”, is taking the world by storm. Kitchens, closets, and everything in between are being examined thoroughly to find which items ‘spark joy’ and which should find a new life somewhere else. So how can this method be applied to your home wine cellar?

 

Step 1: Visualize What Kind of Connoisseur You Are

Visualize the kind of wine that you want to be drinking, and also how you want to be displaying and/or storing it. Is a six-bottle rack on the counter perfect for your lifestyle? Or do you subscribe to the theory that bigger is better and have dreams for a built-in wine refrigerator or fully insulated wine closet with a chilling unit? While not everyone has the space or budget to fulfill these dreams, it will bring into focus how much of a wine connoisseur you really are or want to be.

 

Step 2: Which Bottles Spark Joy

According to Kondo, the next step is to keep only those items that spark joy. Do all of the bottles that you have make you happy? Or are you just keeping bottles around because you feel guilty discarding them? Have your tastes and preferences changed over the years? Are you discovering leaking bottles or corks that are pushing out? Extend this process to your stemware and accessories as well. Do you love your mismatched wine glass collection or would you prefer to donate them and start fresh? Does your corkscrew work or do you have several that are broken stashed in your junk drawer? The point is to only have the things that are useful and that you want, not just collecting things for the sake of having them.

 

Step 3: Sort & Organize By Category, Varietal or Function

The chief organizing principle of KonMari is to store like items together. Take this as an opportunity to conduct an inventory of your wine stash. Do you always buy a bottle of Chardonnay at the store to have on hand for guests even though you only drink Cabernet? Seeing how much of each varietal you have will help you to make smarter buying choices in the future, and also make you the best party host when you know you have something that everyone will love.

 

Step 4: Store Vertically, Cool & Dark

Think vertically when you are ready to set up your storage. Bottles with natural corks should be stored on their sides so that the liquid is up against the cork, to prevent it from drying out. Horizontal racking that can stack vertically is a space-efficient way to store your cellar treasures without harming the wines themselves. Look for a space that can stay cool (between 45˚-65˚F) and is away from direct sunlight to protect the wine and keep it in the best condition until you are ready to open and enjoy it!

Tag us in your before and after photos on Instagram so we can raise a toast to your newly sparked joy!

 

Feb 13,

2019

Dry Creek Vineyard Perks at Hotel Trio

Sleep in, taste more, and do more at Hotel Trio, a new hotel set at the entrance to Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg. Hotel Trio offers travelers the best of both worlds: a hub for exploring wine country, and plenty to enjoy just footsteps from your door. Reserve this limited-time offer to receive an exclusive rate along with a complimentary tasting for two at Dry Creek Vineyard, a complimentary half-bottle of wine daily, two hours of Zagster bicycle usage, complimentary parking, upgraded high-speed WiFi, and a complimentary shuttle to and from downtown Healdsburg.

Promo Code: A2603

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Or call (707) 433-4000 and ask for Wine Country Offer A2603

 

Dec 25,

2018

Happy Holidays!

We raise a glass to ugly sweaters and white elephant gifts. To saggy air mattresses and matching family pajamas. We raise a glass to old stories that change every year, and punchlines that have long been forgotten. To the wine you bring to share and the bottle that you stash for later. We raise a glass to those we have lost, and to the new faces that have come into our lives.

We raise a glass to all of you, and thank you for being a part of our family.

Wishing you the happiest of holidays, from our family to yours!

 

Answer key:

(1) Dave Stare  (2) Kim Stare Wallace  (3) Don Wallace  (4) Gary Emmerich (5) Dru Cochran  (6) Tim Bell  (7) John Doxon  (8) Sara Rathbun  (9) Robert Conard (10) Laura Levin  (11) Matt McCormack  (12) Kurt Spann  (13) Jerry Smith (14) Brian Pruett  (15) Lillian Pageot  (16) Heather Martin  (17) Jennifer Secreto (18) Sally Kerstetter  (19) Ramiro Magdaleno  (20) Rocio Gonzalez (21) Tarcicio Garcia  (22) Amanda Artz  (23) Ashley Babin  (24) Danielle Boccio (25) Jim Cutcher  (26) Nick Chase  (27) Darren Abel  (28) Kevin West (29) José Mendez-Reyes  (30) Joe Czesnakowicz  (31) Paige Pedroza (32) Cheyanne Jordan  (33) Amber Capps Duval  (34) Lenore Messler (35) Karen Tovani  (36) Bob Antoniuc  (37) Karen Passalacqua  (38) Ashley Fagan (39) Michael Longerbeam  (40) Amanda Barber  (41) Mike Gillean (42) Chuck Banks  (43) Abel Garcia  (44) Chuy Luna  (45) Ian Eddy  (46) Thomas Bailey

 

Dec 17,

2018

Delicata Squash Flatbread

Paired with 2017 Dry Chenin Blanc

Whether you’re sharing a date night with a loved one or a party with friends, there’s always room for flatbread and wine! Currently on rotation, this easy delicata squash flatbread paired with 2017 Dry Chenin Blanc. Chenin Blanc is easily one of my favorite white wines (but I might be partial since I live in the valley where some of the grapes are grown). Dry Creek Vineyard is a winery in Healdsburg, California and has been family owned since 1972.

– Recipe by Erin Alderson of Naturally Ella

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pre-made pizza dough
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 to 3 cups thinly sliced delicata squash
  • 1/3 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Flaky salt

Directions:

Heat your oven to 475˚F. Roll the dough out on a cornmeal covered tray. Rub with olive oil and layer the squash, shallots, and cheeses. Bake until the crust is crisp and the cheese is bubbly, 15 or so minutes. To make the chili oil, heat a small pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and warm. Remove from heat and add in the crushed red pepper. Let rest until the flatbread is done.

Drizzle the finished flatbread with the oil, thyme, and flaky salt as desired.

Click here for a downloadable recipe card.