Sbragia Family Vineyards

Dry Creek Valley


Dry Creek Valley, a premium winegrowing region, is located in Northern Sonoma County, California, only an hour north of San Francisco, just outside of the town of Healdsburg.

Renowned for its idyllic, undisturbed beauty, Dry Creek Valley is home to over 9,000 acres of vineyards that carpet the intimate 16-mile long x 2-mile wide valley, floor to hillside. With a grape growing history going back 140 years - one of the longest in California - producing premium winegrapes is core to this region. In fact, the valley boasts one of the densest concentrations of Old Vine Zinfandel in the world.

Our Dry Creek Valley Vineyards

Home Ranch Vineyard | 25 acres of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Merlot

I own five vineyards on the east side of Dry Creek Valley. Three are within walking distance, and we call them Home Ranch. Some of the land was planted to prunes until the 1960s, when I helped convert it all to grapes.

2012 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc
2012 Home Ranch Chardonnay
2012 Home Ranch Merlot

Schmidt Ranch Vineyard | 7 acres of Musque clone Sauvignon Blanc

Schmidt Ranch is a sustainably-farmed vineyard owned and managed by Janice and Brian Schmidt. Brian and Ed Sbragia have a friendship dating back to high school in Healdsburg, and the Schmidts have had the vineyard in their family since 1856. Among the 7 acres of Sauvignon Blanc planted is the Sauvignon Blanc Musque clone, which lend exceptional aromatics to this limited production wine.

2012 Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Gino's Vineyard | 5 acres of Zinfandel, Carignane, & Petite Sirah planted in 1957

Named after my dad, this 55-year old vineyard is five acres in size and has a very special place in my heart. Located on a rocky hillside bench on the eastern side of Dry Creek, it's the place I used to play as a child, and where my son Adam was first introduced to viticulture. The selection of Zinfandel, Carignane and Petite Sirah grown in Gino's Vineyard represents a traditional field blend my Father made each year.

2011 Gino's Vineyard Zinfandel

La Promessa Vineyard | 7 acres of Zinfandel planted in 1999

The name of this wine -- and the vineyard from which it is sourced -- means "The Promise" in Italian. It was chosen for the promise I made to my father to continue our family's long winemaking tradition in California. The vineyard is adjacent to our winery on a rocky, southwest-facing slope that is arguably the warmest part of the Dry Creek Valley. Planted in 1999, the vineyard is still relatively young. 2010 marks our fifth vintage of this wine.

2012 La Promessa Zinfandel

Andolsen Vineyard | 10 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1999 

I buy these grapes from Dr. Andolsen, our long-time friend (over 20 years) and family doctor. His vineyard is on the west side of Dry Creek in the rolling hills of the coastal range in Sonoma County, and he always allows me to select grapes from my favorite blocks. It's a great piece of land and the wine it makes offers an elegant, yet ripe, rich cherry characteristic that I always associate with this appellation.

2011 Andolsen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon