With so much history in our roots, Dry Creek Valley is an ideal place to visit during September. For 11 consecutive years, the California Governor has proclaimed September “California Wine Month.” Robert P. Koch, president and CEO of Wine Institute says, “Whether you’re a novice or an expert, California’s diverse winegrowing regions offer plenty of activities in America’s leading wine destination.”
It’s the height of harvest season, with grapes ripe and ready for picking. Zinfandel has been cultivated in Dry Creek Valley since Georges Bloch started a vineyard in the 1870s. You can still find zinfandel vines more than a century old throughout the region’s 9000+ acres. The grape, once used for blending in simple table wines is now revered for its versatility and its potential for complexity. Lovers of zinfandel still look to Dry Creek Valley for some of the best examples in the world. Zin is only one of many pleasures the region has to offer–with more than 40 different grapes grown in Dry Creek soil, by more than 150 different growers, there’s much to be discovered.
Plan a visit to Dry Creek Valley during September, and celebrate California Wine Month at these great events.
Comstock Winery – Yoga in the Vines
Every other Sunday at 9:30am, join yoga instructors in the vineyards for an hour long practice, then enjoy a continental breakfast and a glass of sauvignon blanc–you’ll have earned it!
Mazzocco Sonoma – Summer Music Series
September 18 at 6pm
Toast the last of summer while enjoying live music and gourmet bites from local food trucks.
Kokomo Winery – Harvest tours
September 19 and 26
Winemaker Erik Miller takes guests behind the scenes to see Timber Crest Vineyards and then to see fermentation as it happens in the cellar.
West Wines – Winemaker’s Vineyard Hike
September 12 and 26
Join winemaker Katarina Bonde to pick grape samples, and field test sugar, pH and of course, taste.
DaVero Farm and Winery – Harvest Dinner
Colleen McGlynn rattles the pans for the winery’s last Sunset Supper of 2015. The garden is at its most bountiful with the best of summer and the beginning of autumn vegetables.
Sbragia Family Winery – Harvest Moon Dinner
This annual four-course feast will include live music and a special after-dinner tasting of 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon magnums!