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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David Coffaro Vineyard and Winery

David Coffaro has a unique perspective on winemaking that has earned the respect of his peers. He definitely does things his way. Like the use of screw cap bottles. Or blending grapes you’ve hardly ever heard of. Or selling most of his wine as futures. Or making a wine from the bottom of every barrel. Or making wines that are affordable.

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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 – Kunde Estates, Kenwood

Day One, Winery #7: It was getting a bit late in the day by the time we made it to Kunde Estate Winery. (We found out that Kunde rhymes with

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Wine Country Capers – Kenwood Winery, Kenwood

Day One, Winery #5:  By the time we hit Kenwood, our main focus was on lunch, not wine.  We called ahead to find out if they had food that could

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