The rolling hills and local family spirit will fill you with contentment, and delicious wines will restock your cellars after a day in Dry Creek Valley.
Come in search of the perfect Dry Creek Zinfandel and leave with a new favorite and more of your standard go-to. The variation in Zins will amaze you.
For the serious Zin Lover who thinks that just one Zin per winery just isn’t enough.
Eats & Drinks
Mouthwatering, with bright acidity, Italian varietals are the go to wines to pair with pizza, pasta, smoked meats and so much more, but first you have to find a few to open for dinner.
Eats & Drinks
Put on your walking shoes and enjoy all the Healdsburg Plaza has to offer. Great wines, delicious eats and shops for all sorts of treats.
After the character Miles in Sideways spoke disparagingly of Merlot, some Merlot drinkers hid their love of this delicious Bordeaux grape. But many others know better, and stand proud in their love for this noble varietal. We have many stellar Merlots produced along the Wine Road. Here are just a few.
With restrictions in place requiring wineries to limit their guests, we have updated our Wine Road Tasting Pass.
The participating wineries have all opted to offer one or two benefits to “Pass” holders.
Please note all wineries do require a reservation, so make sure you have made arrangements to taste, prior to buying your pass (they are not refundable).
Wineries will offer one of the following…
The more you buy, the more you save!
You will need to select the DATE you plan to use your “Pass” when you make your purchase. The pass is only good for ONE DAY.
For a list of Participating Wineries By Area SEE BELOW
For the list of offers by winery CLICK HERE
Sales are FINAL and non-refundable. No full or partial refunds are given to customers who will miss the event. The ticket is valid only on the dat[s] of the event as listed and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates.
Long, narrow, and more compact than the other valleys along the Wine Road, Dry Creek Valley offers breathtaking views from end to end, and wineries worth discovering along every turn. Dry Creek Road wends its way through eastern side of the valley, while West Dry Creek Road takes a more intimate, meandering parallel path. Travelers on either road quickly appreciate the bounty and beauty that attracted the region’s first grapegrowers and winemakers.
This Valley was deeply seeded during the 1800s by Italian immigrants who interplanted their Zinfandel vineyards with other varietals, creating what we now refer to as field-blend wines. Very few of these original vineyards remain, but Dry Creek Valley is now synonymous with Zinfandel. Most every winery in the Valley makes at least one Zin or more.
As modern grapegrowing and winemaking practices evolved, other grape varieties were planted. Today Dry Creek Valley is known for not just Zinfandel, but Sauvignon Blanc, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rhone varieties like Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignane, and Syrah, and Italian varieties like Sangiovese and Barbera.
Vineyard acres: 8.055
Number of wineries: 63
Tasting rooms in AVA that are WineRoad Members: 74
AVA established in:1983
Key Varietals Produced: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rhone Varietals, Italian Varietals