Dry Creek Valley

San Francisco’s Best Day Trips

Here's 5 great day trips, all within a three hour drive of San Francisco.

Tasting Along the Wine Road

Alas, this, Volume 15, is the very last printed edition of the iconic Sonoma cookbook. Hopefully future ones look just as good on my iPad Mini.

Winery of the Week: Ferrari-Carano in Sonoma

The gardens here at Ferrari-Carano are worth the visit alone. Started innocently enough in 1987 by gardener Rhonda Carano, the initial planting I'm told took 16 months.

In Wine Country: Passport to Dry Creek Valley

"There’s welcome quiet, and beauty; not a franchise in sight. No Starbucks. No Home Depot. No Fry’s. What on earth is a guy to do? Taste wine, talk wine, taste wine."

Stark Pick: Sonoma Wine Country Weekend (Video preview)

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend hosts include Francis Ford Coppola Winery (Sonoma Starlight Supper Club), MacMurray Ranch Winery (Taste of Sonoma), Chateau Ste. Jean (Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction) plus scores of other wineries across Sonoma County.

Wine Country Photos: Dry Creek General Store, Sonoma

Tip: Stay in Healdsburg, a quaint and upscale town just a short drive south of the Dry Creek Valley. You'll find art galleries, unique shops, tasting rooms and a charming center square.

Wine as User Experience – Tales from Dry Creek Valley

Tim Bucher loves tractors. Trust me. I mean loves them; like a collector of exotic Italian supercars, he keeps them polished supreme, and on display. "Serial number one!"

Wine dogs…

Summer living in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma.

On Location: Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma (Photos)

Answer: A 1973 Pinzgauer military utility vehicle. Question: How do I quickly scale Dry Creek Valley, Call of Duty style?
Turnbull Napa

Stark Sips: 5 Great holiday wines

If you are sticking to a traditional turkey — stuffing and mashed potato theme — a white with character such as a dry, oaky Chardonnay, a Riesling or Gewurztraminer with some residual sugar and good acid balance (most Rieslings created here and not in Germany tend not to be ultra dry).