Dry Creek Vineyard

Healdsburg, CA

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  • Seated Tasting $25.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Discover the history and winemaking philosophies of our family winery through an intimate, seated tasting of our limited-production and single-vineyard wines, exclusively crafted for our tasting room and club members. Approximately 1 Hour.

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  • Tour and Taste Dry Creek Valley $40.00/ppGROUP SIZE 1 - 8

    Daily

    Experience a behind-the-scenes look at Dry Creek Vineyard as one of our knowledgeable wine educators leads you through a guided tour of our family winery’s history, sustainable vineyard and winery practices, winemaking techniques, and much more! Along the way, you’ll enjoy an intimate tasting of our limited production and single vineyard wines. Approximately 2 Hours.

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  • Meritage Blending Experience $90.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 8

    Daily

    Together we will explore the fine art of Meritage blending! With your host and the tools of the trade, you will learn the history of the classic Bordeaux-style blend, tasting and measuring the five noble red grape varietals, ultimately creating your own perfect blend to fill, cork, label and enjoy at home. Available for 2-8 people. Approximately 1.5 Hours.

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  • Farm Tour $125.00/ppGROUP SIZE 2 - 4

    Tues | Wed | Thu | Fri

    Journey beyond the walls of our tasting room and experience the biodiversity of our historic property, riding in style through our estate vineyards while you delve into sustainable farming practices, relish the vineyard views, and get a firsthand look at the Dry Creek Habitat Restoration Project. Discover the world beyond the winery while savoring a tasting of wines from the vineyards of your adventure. Available for 2-4 people. Approximately 2 Hours.

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About Dry Creek Vineyard

Founded in 1972, Dry Creek Vineyard produces world-class wines in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. We invite you to visit our family winery and experience our gracious hospitality, beautiful picnic area and delicious wines.

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The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few family farms and prune orchards. It was Dave’s vision to start a Loire Valley inspired winery, which triggered a viticultural reawakening in northern Sonoma County. Without a doubt, David Stare is a pioneer. Heading west in the late 1960s, he personified the character and work ethic of early Gold Rush pioneers. Educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dave worked for the B&O Railroad for several years but quickly realized that his true calling was in the wine industry. Inspired by his trips to the Loire Valley, he headed west to California to start his own family winery.

Upon his arrival, Dave began taking winemaking classes at UC Davis as a graduate student. On the weekends, he spent time looking at vineyard land from Monterey to Mendocino. It was during one of those weekend trips that fate drew Dave to the Dry Creek Valley. When he saw an old prune orchard across the street from the Dry Creek General Store, Dave realized that he had found his dream location. He purchased the orchard and began planting vines. Captivated by his memories of Loire-style wines, Sauvignon Blanc seemed destined to figure prominently in the Dry Creek Vineyard portfolio. However, several famed vineyard specialists advised him against planting Sauvignon Blanc. Always looking to push the envelope, Dave planted the varietal anyway and the rest is history.

Today, our second-generation family owned winery continues to evolve and grow to meet the demands of a global wine marketplace. The primary mission of our winery is to produce distinctive wines that over deliver on quality. With a loyal following of wine club members and customers, the future of Dry Creek Vineyard has never been brighter.

Notable Features

  • Architectural Appeal
  • Bocce Ball
  • Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Owned
  • Gardens
  • Hand-crafted
  • Historic Building
  • Intimate Setting or Venue
  • Limited Production
  • Pet Friendly
  • Picnic Area
  • Scenic View
  • Sustainable
  • Visa Signature
Experiences

  • Blending Seminar
  • General Tasting
  • Private Tasting
  • Special Event
  • Tour and Tasting
  • Vineyard Tours
Varietals Offered

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Dessert Wine
  • Fume Blanc
  • Late Harvest
  • Malbec
  • Meritage
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rosé
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel

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Average Score from CellarPass VisitorsMy Parents
Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5
Kelsey A. Member Since 10/22/2019My Parents
Tour and Taste Dry Creek Valley on 11/08/19 2:00 PM

We were tardy for our scheduled time, but the winery was very accommodating and hustled right in for our tour when we arrived. We saw the grounds and received a nice amount of info regarding the history and operations, as well as sustainability practices. We then went into the barrel rooms and did our tasting, which was delightful and delicious.

Overall Score 5/5
First Impression 5/5
Hospitality 5/5
Ambiance 5/5

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