California Wine Country 2009 – Dry Creek – Day Three

On day three we planned to start at the southern end of Dry Creek Valley and work our way north. This would allow us to visit most of the other wineries we had planned on while ending up close to our hotel. We were able to hit all of the wineries on our list, while discovering new favorites that were previously unknown to us.

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F. Teldeschi Winery

Our last stop of the day was certainly one of the most interesting. The Teldeschi’s are an old grape growing family with a long history in the area. Frank is the fourth generation of the family and the one who started the winery. He has some unique ideas about producing wines.

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Kokomo Winery

This winery was founded by two transplanted midwesterners. We were greeted at the door by Riley, the winery dog, who while at first showed great interest in us, eventually decided that we were boring.

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Papapietro Perry Winery

Papapietro Perry is located in what can only be described as an industrial park for wineries. Six small wineries have their production facilities clustered together. With land at a premium in Dry Creek Valley, this makes sense, and doesn’t detract from the wine…

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Zichichi Family Vineyard

In 2000 Steve Zichichi, a doctor from New Orleans and his wife purchased the vineyard and built the winery. The vineyard is planted in Zinfandel and Petite Sirah with the vines between 40 and 80 years old…

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Preston Vineyards

The Prestons are proponents of organic farming and are as involved in the making of olive oil and vinegar as they are their wines. The wines themselves are mostly Rhone varieties and Zinfandel.

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Sbragia Family Vineyard

Sbragia is a family owned winery founded by a long time winemaker at Beringers. It is located at the far northern end of Dry Creek Valley.

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Pedroncelli Winery

Pedroncelli is one of a number of multi-generational family wineries having been founded in 1927. The winery consists of a collection of rustic farm buildings a few miles off Dry Creek Road. We had visited the winery on one of our previous trips about ten years ago and found not much has changed…

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Wine Country Capers – Ravenswood Winery, Sonoma

Day One, Winery #4: You might be able to guess from the above images snagged off of the Ravenswood website that this is absolutely our type of wine.  We drink

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Wine Country Capers – Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery, Sonoma

Day One, Winery #3: Sebastiani is one of those solid, standby wine producers which we turn to often when in a pinch.  We honed in on their limited production, Reserve wines. 

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