POSTED ON August 18, 2014 | IN Wine Photo of the Day | BY Joe Becerra
Lou Preston

Lou Preston in his tasting room on West Dry Creek Road

About Preston Vineyards on West Dry Creek

West Dry Creek Road near Healdsburg is one of the best of the backroads in this area. It is a favorite among walkers, runners, and cyclists. There are several wineries and tasting rooms but, at just about the end of West Dry Creek, there is one winery not to be missed by wine country travelers. It is Preston Vineyards on West Dry Creek. In our estimation this winery exemplifies the word “Boutique.” The winery is owned by Lou and Sue Preston and they have been there since the 1970’s. The winery is small and, in addition to producing wines, they also bake bread, make olive oil, and grow produce. Everything is organically farmed. The tasting room is very quaint and the staff always seems to be jovial. The Prestons produce several Rhone-style wines in both white and red varieties. Last time we visited, they were selling a red wine in a cute small jug. Preston Vineyards also has a very attractive picnic area and it is a perfect and peaceful spot to enjoy lunch with a glass of the Preston wine. Preston also offers a self-guided tour of the farm. The tasting room is open from 11am to 4:30pm daily.

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