Dry Creek Valley Wine Tasting Tours
The Dry Creek Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located northwest of Healdsburg in Sonoma County, California. Dry Creek, a tributary of the Russian River, creates the valley, which is approximately 16 miles (25.7 km) long and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide. In this relatively dry area, the appellation benefits from the proximity of the Lake Sonoma reservoir for irrigation.
Dry Creek Valley is a premium winegrowing region in northern Sonoma County, California, where over 150 winegrowers and 60 wineries produce wines of distinction from a wide range of grapes, including the world-class zinfandel for which it is best known. This diversity stems from our AVA’s distinct characteristics, which include a wide range of soil types, elevations, and exposures to sun, wind, and water, all contained within a narrow 16-by-2-mile valley.
Exploring Dry Creek Valley is a simple process. There are two roads, five stop signs, and 10,000 acres of unending beauty here. Visit a winery and shake hands with the owner while tasting the current releases, or choose from a variety of experiences ranging from vineyard hikes to blending classes to food-and-wine pairings and much more. Winemakers invite guests to discover the endless joy of wine paired with life in the beautiful Dry Creek Valley through these experiences.
Chateau Diana (6195 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA; 707-433-6993) 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday
For a relaxing tasting, go to Chateau Diana Winery. The Tasting Room offers a daily selection of wines, as well as our exclusive 707 Wines and seasonal favorites at the gorgeous wine bar, or you can relax on the patio overlooking the scenic Dry Creek Valley, one of California’s premier growing regions. Their family-owned winery and beautiful vineyard land, located along picturesque Dry Creek Road, has been farmed continuously for over 100 years – first growing hops and prunes, and now grapes. The Manning Family has owned and operated Chateau Diana Winery for over 35 years.
Dry Creek Vineyard (3770 Lambert Bridge Rd, Healdsburg, CA 95448; 707-433-1000) 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. everyday
Dry Creek Vineyard is one of the last truly private, family-owned, iconic wineries producing 90+ point wines on a consistent basis. The second generation is dedicated to producing world-class, appellation-focused, varietal-defining wines with no compromises. They have changed their winemaking and vineyard management practices to maximize flavors and reflect their home region. To summarize, in a world where everything is getting bigger and faster, this legacy wine family is going smaller and slower.
Come to share the experience, whether it’s gathering around the table with new and old friends, exploring estate vineyards with the people who work the land, or learning a new story about a favorite wine. Join them for a relaxed and engaging tasting at their family winery, or participate in one of the fun and lively events.
Lambert Bridge (4085 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA; 707-431-9600) 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. everyday
The tasting room is small and has a very intimate feel to it. It’s small enough that you’ll likely end up chatting with other patrons (all were couples).
This winery is a must if you’re in the area. The tasting room has a cozy casual vibe replete with a lovely patio area if you opt to taste outside.
The wines are delectable and the selection is vast so you are SURE to find your niche. The staff is knowledgeable about the wines, its history, and the Auburn area. Plus, they are really fun! If Jerri or Leigh are working when you come in, you’re sure to have a splendid experience!
The winemaker is often around too and very approachable. Great wine, great staff, great find.
Our experienced chauffeurs are highly trained in navigating through the tricky roads of each wine region and will also serve as your guide when it comes to each winery’s tasting protocols. All you have to do is sit back, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and experience the best wines in Northern California.
Rafanelli Winery (4685 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA; 707-433-1385) 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. everyday
This place has it all: gracious hosts, rural setting, eclectic art, and the best reds in the area. If you want a trek into simplicity and serenity, Stephanie and Stewart Parry, the owners will always greet you with smiles and warmth. Their tasting room is small, so more than 8 people would make it seem crowded. They aren’t a huge, upscale operation, so if you are looking for hoity-toity this ain’t the place for you. The location is gorgeous, very secluded. The service is beyond friendly. Winery provide some food pairings made with the wines they sell, they had some chocolates to taste with the wines, and paired really well with the dessert wine.
Quivira Vineyards (4900 W Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday to Monday
Rock Hill Winery is tucked into rural Placer County just off Sierra College north of Loomis. The winery is surrounded by a decent vineyard with a very scenic vista. You first enter on a weird cobblestone driveway that may seem quaint but is very bumpy almost to the point of annoyance. The main tasting room is easily accessed with paved parking and a nice exterior. The tasting bar is a U-Turn around the main office with a horseshoe shape and bar stools.
Their tasting menu is very generous with nearly 10 different wines, although the taste and quality were inconsistent. To be fair, You may yet to find a Placer County winery that might appeal to your palate and several of the wine blends are interesting.
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