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Feb 10,


Insider Rate At Healdsburg Inn On The Plaza

Built in 1901, this classic California inn has the best location in town, right on the historic Healdsburg Plaza. From summer concerts in the outdoor bandstand to antique fairs and holiday tree lightings, all of the town’s best events take place right here, literally outside the door. Guests are surrounded by stylish shops, galleries, wine tasting rooms and superb restaurants, and the beautiful Alexander and Russian River Valleys are just a short drive away.

This Four Sisters Inn blends the modern luxuries and sophisticated services of a boutique hotel with the traditional amenities and architecture of a B & B. Enjoy a delicious breakfast served in their plaza-view Sun Room, borrow their bicycles to pedal around town, and at the end of a busy day of exploring, savor a glass of wine and artisan cheeses.

To book, please call (707) 433-6991 and ask for the Insider’s Rate.

For more special offers, visit https://www.healdsburginn.com/specials


Nov 11,


Kim's Thanksgiving Picks

I admit it – Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! There is just something special about sitting around the table with people you love and really taking the time to be grateful for all that you have. It is a joyful time, but it can also be a bit stressful trying to make sure that everything is prepared and ready for the feast. At least picking the wine can be simple! Here are my family’s favorite wines for our Thanksgiving table. I hope you enjoy them with your family and loved ones!

Dry Chenin Blanc:

This lively and refreshing white wine is the perfect way to start off your Thanksgiving. It is always my ‘welcome wine’ as guests arrive to my home, and pairs well with a variety of types of cheese and appetizers, as well as with turkey. It is also a fun and interesting wine to bring as a hostess gift when someone else is doing the cooking!

Sauvignon Blanc:

If you only want one white wine on your Thanksgiving table, choose a full-bodied Sauvignon Blanc with riper flavors, such as stone fruit or guava. Our 2018 Taylor’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc – Musqué Clone is juicy and aromatic, with a voluptuous texture. If you prefer something that is more of an old-world style, seek out a white Meritage blend, like The Mariness. The blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle du Bordelaise combined with partial barrel fermentation pleases every palate.


The fruit-forward nature and balanced acidity of Zinfandel pairs exceptionally well with traditional Thanksgiving flavors. Select a medium-bodied Zin with lower alcohol to compliment the turkey without overpowering it. I’m partial to our 2016 Estate Zinfandel – Spencer’s Hill Vineyard, which my husband and I named after our son, and features deep, brooding berry flavors with savory notes of nutmeg and allspice.


Bordeaux varietals can many times be too bold for a traditional Thanksgiving menu, but a silky Malbec can be just the ticket to spice up this classic fare. The velvety mouthfeel of this silky red wine pairs extremely well with leaner cuts of red meat and poultry, like turkey. As a bonus, add a splash into your homemade cranberry sauce while cooking to add some depth and complexity, and really tie your meal together.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!


Sep 12,


President Kim Stare Wallace Nominated For Wine Star Executive Of The Year

Wine Enthusiast

HEALDSBURG, Calif. – SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – Dry Creek Vineyard is proud to announce the nomination of winery president Kim Stare Wallace as Wine Executive of the Year for Wine Enthusiast’s 2019 Wine Star Awards. The momentous occasion marks the first time that the family-owned and sustainably-farmed winery has been nominated for the prestigious Wine Star Awards.

“I am honored and humbled to be nominated by Wine Enthusiast for this esteemed award,” said Dry Creek Vineyard President Kim Stare Wallace. “It is a privilege to continue the legacy that my father, David Stare, started nearly 50 years ago, while innovating for the future to come. My goal is to ensure that Dry Creek Vineyard will remain one of the last truly private, family-owned, iconic wineries from Sonoma County consistently producing 90-plus point wines.”

Selected in 2018 as a winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Women In Business” awards, this savvy businesswoman, mother of two, wife, and second-generation winery owner is firmly committed to a “No Compromises” philosophy, producing appellation-focused, terroir-driven, varietal-defining wines.

“Throughout my childhood, I watched my father pioneer Dry Creek Vineyard, the first new winery to be built in the region following Prohibition, and champion Dry Creek Valley as a world-class wine growing appellation,” said Stare Wallace. “As a teen, I worked in the office, cellar and on the bottling line, as well as accompanying my parents on countless sales trips, business dinners and wine tastings. From this early start, I grew up with an understanding of the wine industry and a dedication that has persisted throughout my life and career. It has been my life’s passion to shepherd our family business thus far, and set up the future generations for success.”

Winners will be announced on October 31, 2019.


Aug 21,


Wines & Vines Packaging Design Award

We are honored to receive a gold medal for “Best Series Design” for our Site Specific Terroir Series from the Wines & Vines Packaging Design Awards. The competition sets out to choose the most outstanding wine packages in the market. A jury of wine industry professionals determined the winners in five categories: Best Classic Format Package Design, Best Alternative Format Package Design, Best Luxury Package Design, Best Package Redesign and Best Package Series Design.

The goal of our design for our Site Specific Terroir Series was to highlight distinct geographical locations in the Dry Creek Valley, and the specific vineyard sites that we have worked with for nearly 50 years. This extremely focused approach of winemaking and label design is the first of its kind in our home appellation and serves as a unique opportunity to engage and educate at the same time. Reflecting the local topography of Dry Creek Valley was extremely important to us, as it illustrates how diverse our small region is.

The hand-drawn illustrations bring the rugged topography of the valley to life in superb detail, from the vineyards that lie on the valley floor to the mountainous region of the western slopes. The decision to highlight individual vineyard sites and the intricacies of the valley on the label is a natural extension of the meticulous nature of sustainable grapegrowing and artisanal winemaking practices that are a part of our family winery.

“From the topographical map on the front label to the information packed on the back, this one sets the bar for informing the consumer while offering a handsome package.” — competition judge, Sarah Schneider.


May 22,


Experience River Belle Inn with a Dry Creek Vineyard Twist

Enjoy the rich history of wine country with today’s luxuries at the River Belle Inn, Healdsburg’s newest boutique inn. Reserve the limited-time offer of a two-night stay to receive an exclusive Dry Creek Vineyard preferred rate along with a delicious gourmet breakfast, happy hour, welcome basket, and a complimentary tasting for two at Dry Creek Vineyard.  The River Belle Inn is located 6 blocks from the downtown Healdsburg square, and is situated right along the beautiful Russian River.

Call 707-955-5724 to reserve your suite today!