Dry Creek Vineyard
Founded in 1972 by David Stare, now with his daughter, Kim Stare Wallace and husband Don Wallace at the helm, Dry Creek Vineyard, iconic, family-owned, run and loved, sustainable, was the first to plant Fume Blanc in the DCV and is the winery for those who love great wines and nautical ambiance and a sailing-yar feeling, with a spectacular and newly remodeled TR, and some of the best picnic grounds to be found, location for warm hospitality and staff for these many years.
Great wine clubs, with special F & B’s, a broad array of wines, fantastic food & wine pairing recipes, along with a charming, in-the-vines location, make DCV a destination. Great blog, too: Wilma’s Wine World - nickname that Don gave Kim 20 plus years ago (like my nickname, “TR”- what my dad always called me…and until my blog, my most personal of names…also same initials as “Tasting Room”.) I enjoy Kim’s blog- subscribe for a great read and insights into the wine industry from a true insider!
While I was visiting the TR at DCV, my mind did stray, of course, to Sarah Orne Jewett’s COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS about Maine and off course, E. Annie Proulx’s THE SHIPPING NEWS, Maine and New Newfoundland. The family love of sailing is readily apparent here.
Dry Creek Vineyard: an outpost of oceanic ensorcelled vines in the heart of the sea of Dry Creek Valley.
Here’s looking at you kids.