Monthly Archives: December 2013

Meet Your Winemaker: Erik Miller, Kokomo Winery



We all love the wines made here in Dry Creek Valley, but how much do you know about the people behind the wines and vines? This month, we put the spotlight on Erik Miller, owner and winemaker of Kokomo Winery. One of the many winemakers in Dry Creek Valley, we asked him a few questions to get behind why he chose to start his winery here, and what makes Dry Creek Valley so special.

Q: What inspired/led you to become a winemaker?

A: I was offered an opportunity to work harvest as a seasonal intern at Belvedere Winery in 2002.  After getting to work side by side with the winemaker and seeing what happens during crush I knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!  The diversity of the job, the artistic expression of being a winemaker, and the agriculture component of making a product that represented a particular piece of land was a perfect fit for me. (more…)

Wine Country Recipe: Beef Bourguignon From Manzanita Creek Winery

Baby, it’s cold outside! Luckily, Manzanita Creek Winemaker Jack Salerno has the perfect, cold-weather comfort food- his Beef Bourguignon, made with an entire bottle of Manzanita Creek Zinfandel. Of course, the perfect pairing for this beef bourguignon is another bottle of Manzanita Creek Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley! Stay warm and cozy with this winter, wine-country recipe that has the slow cooker do most of the work. (more…)

Winery Spotlight: Frick Winery


Why would you sell your trusty 1957 Chevy? To get the capital to start a winery, which is what Bill Frick and Judith Gannon did back in 1976 to launch Frick Winery. Since the time he was just eight years old, Bill had an interest in wine, sparked by a family visit to the Italian Swiss Colony in Asti California, where his parents went wine-tasting. (more…)

Give The Gift of Holiday Wines from Dry Creek Valley

Have a Dry Creek Valley wine lover on your holiday shopping list, but you’re not quite sure which wine to gift them this holiday season? Let’s face it: selecting the ideal wine to gift can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to begin, so let us untangle the process with some of our favorite Dry Creek Valley wine selections for this holiday season. Here are some holiday wine gift ideas, in a variety of price ranges and categories, that are sure to please any wine lover!       (more…)