Winery Update: Blending and Bottling Blancs

Harvest may be over at Dry Creek Vineyard, but our winemaking team remains busy. Leading up to the holidays, we are creating final blends and preparing to bottle our 45th vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, and Fumé Blanc!

We are incredibly proud to be the only domestic producer to bottle 45 consecutive vintages of Dry Chenin Blanc. To create this ultimate oyster loving wine, the blend components are separated into 13 different vessels by pick dates, vineyard blocks, yeasts, etc. Small amounts of various lots are put together and evaluated by taste, aroma and color to create the perfect combination. After the final blend is approved, we replicate it on a larger scale to prepare for bottling and test for heat stability and cold stability. All this is done in an effort to ensure that your bottle of Dry Chenin Blanc is the best that it can be when you open and taste it.

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