Many ambitious winegrowers in Dry Creek Valley shared a love of zinfandel and championed its potential. Thanks to the growers and winemakers who inhabited the Valley in the early days, and those who arrived in the 1970s at the beginning of California’s wine renaissance, Dry Creek Valley set the bar, worldwide, for premium zinfandel.
Today, nearly 2,400 acres of zinfandel are farmed in Dry Creek Valley. Many of the original families continue to farm the vineyards, with successive generations producing world-class wines based on the traditions of their fathers and grandfathers. Visitors can taste the fruits of this labor at more than 60 wineries across the valley, each producing a unique style of zinfandel that reflects a sense of place and the vintners’ own style.
Dry Creek Valley underscores zinfandel as a premium winegrape capable of producing wines that are food-friendly, cellar-worthy, and appealing to consumers and sommeliers.