Lambert Bridge Winery is named for C.L. Lambert, who in 1915 built a ranch and the trestle bridge you take today if you traverse from Dry Creek Road to West Dry Creek Road via Lambert Bridge Road. The winery opened in 1975, during the first wave of premium post-Prohibition wineries in Dry Creek Valley. Today it is owned by Patti Chambers, whose family acquired the winery in 1993. The tasting room is a majestic-yet-welcoming room with a high ceiling made from local redwood and a stone fireplace that ensures a cozy environment year round.
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Dry Creek Dads
Josh and Barry Collier
Josh Collier: When my family moved to Dry Creek Valley to grow grapes and make wine, I didn’t have much of a palate. While I’m still no expert, I have benefited from tasting each new vintage with my dad every year for the past eighteen years. We still have a couple of cases left of our very first wine, our 1997 Zinfandel, and we’ll share a bottle whenever we’re celebrating a special occasion. It’s a great way for me and my dad to reminisce, and reflect on how much has happened since that first harvest.
Rancho Maria Family Vineyard is an 18-acre estate in Dry Creek Valley with 13 planted acres of zinfandel and petite sirah. Monty and Stella Hansen bought their property in the early 1960s, which sits on a western-facing hillside next door to Maple Vineyard, but the land had been home to grapes long before the Hansens settled there.