Rogers Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley
Current Owner
Wayne Rogers
Location Notes

2329 West Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448


A. Rafanelli buys 100% of the Zinfandel. A. Rafanelli has been buying a portion if not all of the grapes since 1984.

Historical Producers

Dry Creek Vineyards made their first three Zinfandel vintages (1973, 1974, 1975) bought from here.

Fritz Underground Winery bought the fruit for a number of years and made a ‘Rogers Reserve’ label.


Blackberry, tobacco, cherry, raspberry, pepper, licorice


Charlie Derrick purchased the property in the 1920s. He then sold the property to Harrison and Amy Rogers in 1962. Harrison pruned the entire 10.5 acres every year into his late 70s and also took on all of the tractor work.

Prior to Harrison passing away, his son Wayne took on the vineyard farming from the mid 2000s until 2019. Wayne also has a 15-acre Sauvignon Blanc vineyard he farms.

In 2019 Andrew Rogers (Wayne’s son) started farming the vineyard. Andrew worked as a vineyard manager for Gallo for 10 years and departed in 2020 to pursue his own vineyard management business.

This vineyard has been farmed by 3 generations between 1962 and 2023 and is still being farmed by a Rogers.


The vines are all head-trained Zinfandel. Rootstocks are mostly St. George, although 3 of the blocks had to be replanted because of their AXR1 rootstock. The vineyard is almost all dry-farmed other than any new replanted vines that receive water to get them started. It sits on a rolling knoll with some steep aspects to the vineyard. The rows run north to south.

Submitted by
Andrew Rogers