Since 1984, husband and wife duo, Doug and Lee Nalle have been growing grapes and producing wine in the Dry Creek region. 25 years, that longer than mySpace, Facebook and twitter have been around—combined. And while I’ve only had the chance to get to know Doug and company for little more than two years, the information I’ve absorbed from them is more than most could digest in a UC David eneology class.
Today, Doug and Lee share the spotlight with son, Andrew, also tends to the grapes, produces the wine, and can often be seen pouring on most weekends in the tasting room. Their wines are great, well-made and easy to drink.
Humor often comes with the territory up at this winery, with comics on the backs of their zin bottles with catchy phrases such as, “Ziamese twins” and “Zintelligent Design”, along with witty words on the white board that you can see upon entering the potato bunker (their name for the above-ground wine cave).
The next time you are in Dry Creek, stop in and say congrats. I can’t wait to see what the next 25 years have in store for the Nalles’.