Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dry Creek Valley through Rosé-Colored Glasses

Dry Creek Valley through Rosé-Colored Lenses

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While we love rosé in every season, we’re delighted to have entered the time of year in which it’s en vogue to drink it. According to Nielsen, the United States accounts for 13% of all rosé consumed worldwide. With its diverse microclimates and soil types, Dry Creek Valley is producing a lovely range of rosé wines in different styles and shades of pink.

Here’s a little guide to some of rosés you can enjoy this season, in the two most common styles you’ll find in Dry Creek Valley. (more…)

Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc Online Tasting

Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc Online Tasting 

On Tuesday May 19, 2015 from 5pm-6pm PST, join us on Ustream for an online virtual tasting about Dry Creek Valley’s signature white grape–sauvignon blanc.

Sauv Blanc Tasting

We’re thrilled to have three talented winemakers joining us to share their wines and talk about the grape: Tim Bell of Dry Creek Vineyard, Ed Sbragia of Sbragia Family Vineyards, and Emmett Reed of Gustafson Family Vineyard. We’re grateful to have 12 excellent wine bloggers from all over the country tuning in at home, tasting the wines and tweeting their questions to our winemakers.

You can tune in from home and ask questions, too, using the hashtag #DCVSauvBlanc.

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The wines we will be tasting are

  • 2013 Dry Creek Vineyard DCV3 Sauvignon Blanc SRP $25
  • 2013 Gustafson Estate Sauvignon Blanc SRP $22
  • 2014 Sbragia Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc SRP $22

Uncork a bottle (or three) and join us for this guided tasting!

Dry Creek Valley Picnic Pairing Guide

Dry Creek Valley Picnic Pairing Guide

It’s picnic-perfect this time of year in Dry Creek Valley. Grapes are just starting to develop in the vineyards, wildflowers are in full bloom, and Sonoma’s wide array of fresh produce is bountiful.

Wherever you live, we hope you’ll load up a basket with delicious bites and find a scenic place to enjoy them. Here’s our guide to picnic pairings.


Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2015 Photo Recap

Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2015 Photo Recap

We had an amazing weekend celebrating the 26th annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley with you and 46 wineries! We ran a photo sweepstakes for everyone using the hashtag #DCVPassport, and got hundreds of submissions of gorgeous photos from the weekend! We’re reminiscing in pictures, to tide us over until next year’s festivities.  Here are some highlights to from the event.

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Strawberry gazpacho and rose at Quivira Winery and cured pork belly at Lambert Bridge Winery



“Yes please, I’d love to taste that again.”


Tasty bites at Truett-Hurst Winery


Cheersing while dancing in a conga line–don’t try this at home!


Guests posted selfies with #DCVPassport for a chance to win tickets to next year’s Passport


You can play bocce ball at many of our wineries. Check out the list!

The Seadogs perform at Dry Creek Vineyardjpg

The Seadogs performed as part of Dry Creek Vineyard‘s nautical celebration…


…and we all danced along.