Dry Creek Valley
Dry Creek Valley, a premium winegrowing region, is located in Northern Sonoma County, California, only an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge/San Francisco.
Renowned for its idyllic undisturbed beauty, Dry Creek Valley is home to over 9,000 acres of vineyards that carpet the intimate 16-mile long x 2-mile wide valley, floor to hillside. With a grape growing history going back 140 years – one of the longest in California – producing premium winegrapes is core to this region. In fact, the valley boasts one of the densest concentrations of Old Vine Zinfandel in the world.
A commitment to land stewardship is an integral part of the valley’s farming practices, with a majority of the producers following sustainable, organic and biodynamic practices in the vineyards.
While Dry Creek Valley is best known for producing world-class Zinfandel, Bordeaux and Rhone wines are also widely available. More than 70 wineries are located throughout the valley, nearly all of which remain family-owned with limited-production, premium wines. Guests are likely to be greeted by the winemaker, owner or family member in the tasting rooms – each offering a unique combination of history, wine and tasting experience. Visitors can find a complementary mix of wine country history and modern luxury in nearby Healdsburg. Only moments away, this sophisticated, charming town offers world-class dining, lodging and shopping.