Wines for Fall in Dry Creek Valley – Part One

Changing leaves, roasted vegetables, warm afternoons, cool nights when we can don our coziest sweaters–autumn is one of our favorite seasons in wine country. It’s time to pop the corks on some delicious fall wines. Here’s a short guide to what to drink from Dry Creek Valley.

Harvest Picnic Wine

Fall Colors in Dry Creek Valley

Fall days can still be quite warm, so if you’re packing a daytime picnic, something chilled will hit the spot. We like a rich chardonnay or the toasty flavors in a bottle of bubbles. Find a perfect spot to soak in the vineyard views. Try pairing decadent soft cheeses with the following:

Martorana Family Winery Chardonnay, Amista Vineyards Sparkling Blanc de Blanc, Pedroncelli Chardonnay Dry Creek Valley, Michel-Schlumberger Gold Collection Chardonnay

 

Chili Wine

Chili

When it starts to get chilly, who doesn’t love chili? With bold flavors, lots of spices both hot and aromatic, chili calls for an assertive wine like a big zinfandel. Dry Creek Valley has plenty of zin to go around. Try pairing your favorite chili recipe with the following: Truett-Hurst Luci Zinfandel, Rued Winery Estate Zinfandel, Dry Creek Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel, Papapietro Perry Zinfandel.

 

Scary Movie Wine

Zombie Zinfandel

For lovers of horror movies, there’s no better month than October. If you’re planning a weekend of popcorn and thrills, you’ll need a wine that’s blood red. Pair your screamfest with the following to-die-for wines: Chateau Diana Reserve Zombie Zin, Armida Poizin.

 

Stay tuned for Part 2!