Published September 7, 2013

Healdsburg has become a vibrant wine destination now crowded on the weekends by those that got tired of the tourist traps and overpriced wines in Napa Valley. A natural byproduct of this emerging growth is the prevalence of more large scale corporate wineries. But family wineries like Kachina are staying true to the Dry Creek roots in producing deliciously smooth hand crafted wines and keeping the small town hospitality tasting room experience.

They pour a delicious flight of wines by appointment only. That’s only to ensure you get the attention and outdoor vineyard experience that makes coming to wine country worth the trip.  You’ll love the Russian River Valley Chardonnay for its tangy bold yet elegant creme brulee flavor and body. Their rich complex Cabernet Sauvignon full of plum, cherry, and berry characteristics might spoil you for all others in the valley. But you’ll want to return for more when you remember Dry Creek Valley as it should be.

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