Winemakers in Conversation


From the organization that brings you Passport to Dry Creek Valley, the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley presents:

Winemakers in Conversation is an immersive experience into the signature varietal wines of the Dry Creek Valley region.

Each event features a classroom-style seminar featuring wines curated to highlight the very best of Dry Creek Valley. During the panel, each winemaker will highlight why they have selected their particular wine to show, and will open up to conversation moderated by a wine industry icon and a grower.

Following the seated tasting, the event will open into a grand tasting format, with the opportunity to taste additional wines from each winemaker, coupled food pairings for each winemaker pouring station. Limited to 50 guests, everyone is encouraged to mix and mingle and interact directly with our vintners, moderator and grower, while enjoying cheese, charcuterie and perfect pairings with your favorite Dry Creek Valley wines.

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Select your experience below.


Saturday, July 15th

Spicy. Earthy. Red fruits. Full of flavor and complexity. All qualities of your favorite Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. Here in the Valley, we’re zealous Zinfanatics with a reputation. We have been growing the variety for over 150 years! For our first seminar, we’re bringing in the “OZGs” (original Zinfandel growers) to discuss what it is about Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel that makes them so passionate. Our panel features wineries and winemakers that through the years have made Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel a household name and a staple in your cellar for both everyday drinkers and collectors alike. Wine writer, Esther Mobley, will help bring these wines’ stories to fruition for an incredible conversation.

Location: Quivira Estate Vineyards / 4900 West Dry Creek Rd. Healdsburg, CA

Seminar Begins: 10:00am (please arrive 15-minutes prior for registration)

Open Tasting & Pairings: 11:00am (Download Pairings Here!)

Close of Event: 12:00n

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Image Source – Passalacqua Winery

Saturday, July 22nd

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Cabernet Sauvignon may not be a religion (yet) but as Dry Creek Valley legend has it, these winemakers possess a miraculous ability to let the king grape speak for itself while impressing their own unique interpretation and personality into the wine. On our Cult Cab panel sits the pioneers of Dry Creek Valley Cabernet who can’t wait to share with you their secret behind these incredible wines for those who seek to find it. Wine Enthusiast contributing editor, Virginie Boone, will pave the way for the discussion. 

Location: Passalacqua Winery / 3805 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg CA

Seminar Begins: 10:00am (please arrive 15-minutes prior for registration)

Open Tasting & Pairings: 11:00am (Download Pairings Here!)

Close of Event: 12:00n

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Sunday, July 30th

Travel down the gravel road and into ZinTopia. Your Wine Country Shangri-La for the morning hosted by notable Dry Creek Valley winemakers. Discuss why Dry Creek Valley is the utopia of all Zinfandel. Lovers of the old vine come together and shed light on the traditions and the new reflections of Zinfandel in the Valley. Moderated by 2-time James Beard Award Winner, Chef John Ash, your senses will be enlightened by a newfound knowledge of America’s grape, fresh flavors from Preston and a revived sense of place in Sonoma Wine Country. 

Location: Preston of Dry Creek / 9282 West Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg CA

Seminar Begins: 10:00am (please arrive 15-minutes prior for registration)

Open Tasting & Pairings: 11:00am (Download Pairings Here!)

Close of Event: 12:00n

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