|One of the problems that comes with being an older, established, recognized winery is just that...we're uh, how should I say... old. Not old enough to qualify as vintage or even retro. But just old enough to not quite look...well, current. On the outside, it's not a problem. The classic Loire Valley chateau-style architecture that Mom and Dad chose all those years ago has stood the test of time. It's classic, stately, and full of character. Combined with our beautiful landscaping and inviting picnic grounds, I personally think we have one of the prettiest wineries in the area.
In the cellar, we've spent a boat load (pun intended!) making improvements on barrels, equipment and the like, so having a fancy schmancy production area is just not a necessity. Offering extraordinary wines at exceptional prices is. Hence, no hand dug caves, no antique wine libraries, no brass trimmed hoses. That will be up to the next generation. But having an attractive, fresh, and updated tasting room is top priority, especially with so much competition right around the block.
So, for the first time since our tasting room was originally built we are remodeling. New counters, new lights, new paint, and a whole new look await the Dry Creek Vineyard tasting room guest. We are all very excited about the change and can't wait to share it with you. After all, there's something about a new look that signals a new day. Which is exactly what you'll experience on your next visit to the winery! Note: we've set up a temporary tasting room in our cellar which is a unique experience in and of itself.