Dry Creek Vineyards

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 overdeliver on quality. For 45 years, this pursuit of winemaking excellence has led to many international awards and accolades. With a loyal following of wine club members and customers, the future of Dry Creek Vineyard has never been brighter.

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Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2017
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“This beautiful wine is wonderfully consistent vintage after vintage. At first swirl, aromatics of honeydew melon, white peach and Meyer lemon spring forward from the glass with notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle and chamomile. On the palate, the wine is refreshing with flavors of lemon, pear and
Item Number: 29689
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Dry Creek Vineyards Dry Fume Blanc 2017
" Our 46th vintage of Fumé Blanc is a beautiful wine that emanates the classic Dry Creek Vineyard "house" style of Sauvignon Blanc. At first swirl, aromatics of Meyer lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and lemongrass leap forward from the glass with nuances of freshly cut grass and cucumber. On the
Item Number: 29567
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Dry Creek Vineyards 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2015
“The complexity of our Old Vine Zinfandel lies in the spicy notes that are unique to these historic properties. This vintage presents alluring aromatics of blackberries, dried cranberries and a hint of mocha and nutmeg. On the palate, brambly layers of ripe boysenberry, raspberry and dark chocolate
Item Number: 29497
Bottle:$26.45
Case: $158.70
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Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Clone Zinfandel 2016
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 “Appealingly old-school, with zesty and briary raspberry, grilled anise and white pepper flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2022.“-WS  Wine Enthusiast 90 "Blended with 20% Petite Sirah and 1% Primitivo, this is a thick, dense wine that offers smoky char
Item Number: 28146
Bottle:$16.45
Case: $197.40
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Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 Editor’s Choice " This wine is predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Smoky, toasted oak underlies rounded layers of blueberry, black cherry and plum, leaving the palate rich and pleasing. "   Wilfred
Item Number: 27258
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Dry Creek Vineyards 'Old Vine' Zinfandel 2014
94  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 94 “Tim Bell made this 2014 primarily from four centenarian vineyards, including Beeson Ranch, a relatively cool east-facing site planted against Dry Creek's western hills. This seems to draw quite a bit of its character from the Petite Sirah component of the blend, which mostly

Dry Creek Vineyards Dry Fume Blanc 2016
Wilfred Wong 91 “One of California's most consistent and high-quality white wines, the 2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Fumé Blanc shows us, once again, why it so good. This wine exhibits dried citrus and light herbs in both its aromas and its flavors. The wine's brightness on the palate pairs it perfectly

Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 “This well-made wine, blended with small percentages of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot, is an astounding value. Currant and cranberry notes and an underbelly of tannins play together in a smooth texture of rich concentration.” —V.B.  "This impeccable wine

Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2016
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 WS TOP 100 Rank No.17 "Best Buy" "This beautiful wine is wonderfully consistent vintage after vintage. At first swirl, aromatics of white pear, pineapple and banana spring forward from the glass. On the palate, the wine is refreshing with flavors of ripe tangerine and peaches.

Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Clone Zinfandel 2015
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Zesty and expressive, with jammy black raspberry and licorice aromas and supple, layered blackberry, toasty dill and pepper flavors. Drink now through 2026. 17,500 cases made."-T.F  "The 2015 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents

Dry Creek Vineyards Dry Fume Blanc 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "The wine that started it all for this producer, first bottled in 1972, it is a 100% stainless-steel fermented and drips in fruity citrus. Lemon pith continues the theme, accented by notes of pineapple salsa and crisp green apple, remaining vibrant and fresh throughout."-WE 

Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
91  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside and Benchland Vineyards (aged 19 months in French oak) is a beauty. This serious Cabernet Sauvignon showcases just how good Cabernet can be from Dry Creek, although most readers would agree it is better known for Zinfandel. Dense

Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2015
"This beautiful wine is wonderfully consistent vintage after vintage. For over 25 years the Chenin Blanc has come from the Wilson Ranch in the Clarksburg appellation of the Sacramento Delta, allowing us to produce an expressive, nuanced and delicious wine. At first swirl, aromatics of white pear,

Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Clone Zinfandel 2014
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90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Packs in a lot of personality for the price, yet remains balanced and well-structured, offering notes of black raspberry, toasty herb and spicy licorice. Drink now through 2022."~JL  "The 2014 Heritage Vines Zinfandel is delicious and beautifully balanced. This vintage presents

Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points, Editors' Choice   "The 2012 vintage is a true standout. The even ripening conditions and near perfect sugar acid balance in the grapes was a winemaker’s dream. The Bordeaux varietals flourished unlike any vintage in recent memory. This impeccable wine displays wonderful

Dry Creek Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2014
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90Top 100 Best Buy 2015"This California classic is still a winner, offering great flavor and refreshment in a dry, unoaked style. It smells like crisp Granny Smith apples, tastes like white peach and has a nervy acidity that will wash down appetizers and seafood with aplomb."~JM

Dry Creek Vineyards Dry Fume Blanc 2014
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"Sonoma County’s benchmark Sauvignon Blanc produced exclusively from 57% Dry Creek Valley and 43% Russian River Valley fruit. 100% stainless steel fermentation and no oak aging preserves the fresh fruit and vibrant acidity. Beautiful aromatics of Meyer lemon, kaffir lime and citrus are framed by

Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Clone Zinfandel 2013
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 "This zesty Zin is loaded with lively fruit, with floral raspberry and pepper aromas leading to layered, jammy flavors of wild berry, licorice and smoky sage that take on weight and ripe tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2022." —T.F.  Wine Enthusiast 90 "A layered and

Dry Creek Vineyards 'Foggy Oaks' Chardonnay 2011
88  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 88"Light and crisp, it offers layers of lemon chiffon and spicy pear. The at-first luxurious mouthfeel evolves smoothly into crisper, citrus-wrapped acidity. This is a sippable, ideal summer wine." — V.B.

Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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Wine Review Online 94 “ It’s hardly a surprise that Dry Creek Vineyard should make a dynamite Cabernet at this price. It has long been among the best value wineries in California, consistently turning out wines of superior quality at prices that are modest by comparison to others in the same

Dry Creek Vineyards Heritage Clone Zinfandel 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Raspberry and grilled herb aromas combine with well-focused flavors of black cherry, sweet anise and pepper. A zesty Zin that packs in a lot of flavor at a great price. Drink now through 2018. 16,054 cases made."—T.F.

Dry Creek Vineyards 'Mariner' Red 2011
92  Wine & Spirits 
Wine & Spirits 92 "A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties from vineyards throughout Dry Creek, including several hillside sites, this is firm and mouthwatering in the cool 2011 vintage. Its bright black raspberry flavor and somewhat rustic tannins are edged with a pungent woodsy aroma that brings

Dry Creek 'Mariner' Red Blend 2010
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This is a lovely wine, based on Cabernet Sauvignon, but comprised of all five classic Bordeaux varieties. It’s smooth in tannins and soft in acidity, with luxurious black cherry, blueberry, cassis, plum and new oak flavors. Drink now–2018."~SH  Robert Parker 89 "Dry Creek’s

Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This Cab is deeply layered, full-bodied and bone dry, with thick, rawboned tannins that call for some time in the cellar. With modest alcohol and fine acidity, it will have no trouble negotiating the next 6–8 years, allowing the cherry and blackberry flavors to shine through.

Dry Creek Vineyards 'Foggy Oaks' Chardonnay 2010
"The 2010 Foggy Oaks Chardonnay certainly speaks to the cooler vintage. Initial aromas provide a symphony of citrus, guava and fresh pear characters along with very evident minerality. After several minutes in the glass, luxurious aromas of melon and honeysuckle come forward. On the palate, the wine