- Dry Creek Valley
- Current Owner
- Wayne Rogers
- Location Notes
2329 West Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
A. Rafanelli buys 100% of the Zinfandel (vineyard is all Zinfandel). A. Rafanelli has been buying a portion if not all of the grapes since 1984.
- Historical Producers
Dry Creek Vineyards 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 at one point.
Blackberry, tobacco, cherry, raspberry, pepper, licorice
Charlie Derrick purchased the property in the 1920’s. He then sold the property to Harrison and Amy Rogers in 1962. Harrison pruned the entire 10.5 planted acres every year into his late 70’s 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 2000’s 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 2021 and is still being farmed by a Rogers.
Rootstocks are mostly St. George though at one point, 3 of the blocks were AXR1 which had to be replanted. The vineyard is almost all dry farmed other than any new replanted vines that receive water to get them started. The vineyard is all head trained Zinfandel and dry farmed. It sits on a rolling knoll, not sure of the grade but there are some steep aspects to the vineyard. The rows run north/south.
- Submitted by
- Andrew Rogers