Dry Creek Valley Wineries

Nearby Napa Valley is  world-renowned for famous producers and big-ticket bottles. But in Sonoma’s more rural Dry Creek Valley, you can still find small, family-run wineries that have a laid-back vibe.

And if you’re a fan of Zinfandel, you’re in luck! Because this fruity and spicy wine is a specialty of the region. Although, there are plenty of other varieties to swirl and sip on too.

As a small, family-run winery, reservations are a must for visiting. You’ll be able to learn about and sample 6 of their current releases in the cozy tasting room overlooking the vines.

Unti Vineyards

Heading south from Unti, you’ll find Dry Creek Vineyard on Lambert Bridge Road, just off Dry Creek Road. This was the first new winery established in Dry Creek Valley after prohibition.

Dry Creek Vineyard

Tasting and comparing their many Zinfandels side-by-side is a great way to experience different styles. Make a reservation for the Garden Experience to sample 5 wines.

Mazzocco Winery

Focusing on low-intervention wines, Ridge has become the largest farmer of organic grapes in Sonoma County. Make an appointment to enjoy an Estate tasting with five wines.

Ridge Vineyards

Nalle’s style of Zinfandel is more elegant and restrained than the bold, high-alcohol versions you’ll find elsewhere. It has bright fruit and a well-balanced structure.

Nalle Winery

The tasting room is an easy walk from downtown Healdsburg. If you’d like to do a seated tasting or a tour, make a reservation. You can even book a bocce court and order a bottle.

Seghesio Family Vineyards

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