The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colourful one. Founded in 1972 by David Stare, it paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the valley was little more than a few family farms and prune orchards but it was David’s vision to start a Loire Valley inspired winery that reintroduced consumers to the wines of northern Sonoma County.
David is a Loire aficionado and Dry Creek has succeeded brilliantly with plantings of Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, but has also built up a reputation for terroir driven, old vine Zinfandel. As Wine Enthusiast Magazine suggested “When Dry Creek gets it right, few wineries anywhere can beat their Zins.”