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“Rich is great”
Review of Dry Creek Vineyard

Dry Creek Vineyard
Ranked #5 of 170 things to do in Healdsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Award Winning Family Owned Winery: beautiful picnic grounds, tasting room, private tastings, free Wi-Fi, a wide selection of wines including rare single-vineyard wines. David Stare founded Dry Creek Vineyard in 1972. Winemaking emphasis is on grapes from select Sonoma County vineyards, chosen for quality and character. Fume Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Dry Chenin Blanc, Reserve Chardonnay and Meritage are produced. Dry Creek has received over 1,000 medals for wines in 40 years.
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Dry Creek was one of the last stops for my husband and I on our vacation but it was the best vineyard we went to. Rich did an amazing job describing each wine and the history of Dry Creek. Vineyards are usually stingy with the tastings but not Dry Creek. The wines were fantastic, especially the Zinfandel wines. My husband and I will be back to Healdsburg and will definitely go back to Dry Creek.

Thank Adam H
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Michael L, Manager at Dry Creek Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Hi Adam -

I love the fact that we were the best even though we were one of the last!

We're so glad you and your husband had a nice time at Dry Creek Vineyard. And thank you for the kind words about Rich...we'll make sure he sees them. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Came here with the whole family to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. The staff did an excellent job explaining the wines, where and how the fruit was grown, and even covered the difference in soils. Lots of wineries do this, but Ian did a fantastic job of discussing all of this in a casual, non-snooty, easy to relate to terms.

We're members of several Napa winery clubs, but none of them make tasting as enjoyable as this visit was. We came to taste the well known Zinfandel wines, but the Cabs and meritages were quite good as well.

In addition to a nice tasting room, the winery has a nice picnic area where you can enjoy your favorite Dry Creek wine along with your friends.

Thank Mark H
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Michael L, Manager at Dry Creek Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2013

Mark -

Happy 21st to your daughter! We're honored you came here to celebrate, and glad your tasting was so enjoyable.

Thanks for the great review!

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was some of the best red wine we tasted on our trip. The folks in the tasting room are very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot about this winery as well as others in the area and the history and tradition of wine making. They just couldn't do enough to make sure we were getting the most we could out of our trip. We joined the wine club which is an excellent deal and have already received our first shipment. We are savoring the wines and inviting friends over to enjoy them as well!

Thank smotley
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Michael L, Manager at Dry Creek Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2013

Welcome to our wine club family! We're very happy to hear you had a great experience here at Dry Creek Vineyard. I especially like your comment about we could not do enough to make sure you were getting the most out of your trip. That's ultimately why were here.

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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Our experience at Dry Creek was excellent. I recommend dropping by for a tasting. The staff treated us incredibly well (Duncan was an outstanding host and very knowledgeable), the wine was solid (both white and red), and the gronds are nice. I eneded up walking away with 2 bottles. A very affordable dry chenin blanc, and a reasonably priced chardonnay. I would have liked to get their Cab, which was one of the better wines I tried that day, however it was above what I was willing to spend on a bottle. Overall, I recommend stopping by the vineyard. They have great staff, great wine and a great atmosphere.

Thank Stephen S
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Michael L, Manager at Dry Creek Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Hello Stephen - Thanks so much for your kind words! We'll be sure to pass your message onto Duncan.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Dry Creek was the first and best wine tasting we had while spending the weekend in Healdsburg. The wine was delicious and reasonably priced and staff was extremely knowledgeable.

Pours were generous, and our amateur questions were answered without any hint of pretentiousness. Suffice to say, we'll be drinking Dry Creek wine from now on.

This was probably the best wine tasting experience I've ever had. Bring a picnic lunch and eat in the shade of some big old growth trees!

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Michael L, Manager at Dry Creek Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2013

Thank you for the FANTASTIC review! Wow, probably the best wine tasting experience you've ever had. We're humbled. We look forward to hosting you again sometime soon.

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