Dry Creek General Store
We travel up and down Dry Creek Road several times per year and, no matter what time of the year or day, the Dry Creek General Store is always busy. The Dry Creek General Store has been there since 1881 and is now a designated historic landmark. In 2001 the Dry Creek General Store was purchased by Gina Gallo. Since then the store has become the place for breakfast, picnic delights, or having a cold one at the old bar. Lunch time is the busiest time of the day. Locals, wine country tourists, and boaters on the way to Lake Sonoma, stop by to gather their picnic lunch. The store also has a garden area with picnic tables. The gardens provide fresh ingredients for many of the menu items. One of our favorite activities is to head over to Dry Creek Vineyard, about 300 yards away on Lambert Bridge Road. We like to do some wine tasting and then select one the lovely Dry Creek Vineyard picnic tables. We walk over to the Dry Creek General Store and purchase our picnic lunch. We find the food at the Dry Creek General Store is fresh and tasty. Although always busy, the staff is well organized, and it is never too long of a wait for a tasty lunch. A glass of the refreshing and crisp Dry Creek Vineyard Chenin Blanc is the perfect addition to our picnic lunch. The Dry Creek General Store is located about 4 miles West of Highway 101 on Dry Creek Road. You cannot miss it; it’s located at the junction of Dry Creek Road and Lambert Bridge Road. Besides the Dry Creek Vineyard, there are plenty of other great wineries with picnic areas. We also like Quivira Vineyards and Lambert Bridge Winery, both located a few miles away on West Dry Creek Road.