Dry Creek Vineyard Wine-Tasting Experience
Get an inside look at a Sonoma winery with a wine tasting at Dry Creek Vineyard. Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Healdsburg, Dry Creek Vineyard offers two tasting options. Choose the Tour and Tasting option if youíd like to go behind the scenes of the winery with a tour of the grounds and vineyards; youíll also enjoy a wine tasting in the public tasting room. If youíre more interested in the wine itself and prefer a more exclusive experience, choose the Tasting Flight option, where youíll enjoy tastings of some of Dry Creek’s renowned single vineyard varietals in the intimate setting of a barrel room. Numbers are limited to eight people to ensure an intimate experience with a small group of wine lovers.Set amid the rolling hills of the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County, Dry Creek Vineyard was founded in 1972 and was the first new winery built in the valley after Prohibition. Known for their dedication to varietals like chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, zinfandel, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, this family-owned winery grows grapes on more than 185 acres (75 hectares) of land in the Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys. When your selected tasting finishes, feel free to stay at the winery afterward to enjoy the picnic grounds. The well-manicured lawn is a great place to pair a snack with your favorite bottle of Dry Creek Vineyard wine. Option 1: Tour and Tasting When you arrive at Dry Creek Vineyard, a winery host will greet you, give you a brief introduction to the winery and offer you your first wine of the day ó a taste of chenin blanc. During your 1-hour tour, take a look behind the scenes of Dry Creek Vineyardís historic family winery as you learn about the vineyards, harvest equipment, barrels and winemaking techniques. Then, with a professional wine educator, proceed to the tasting room for a sample of five delicious Dry Creek wines.Option 2: Tasting FlightUpon arrival at the vineyard, youíll be led to Dry Creekís private wine cellar, a separate area from the public tasting room. With your wine educator, sip your way through at least five wines, including favorite varietals like sauvignon blanc and zinfandel. Your host is a knowledgeable wine educator of the Dry Creek Vineyard, so feel free to ask any questions you have about the wines in your flight, or winemaking in general.