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Preston Farm and Winery

Updated: Jan 12, 2023


  • Located on the far northern end of Dry Creek Valley with a Healdsburg address.

  • A family owned winery; farmed by Sue and Lou Preston since early 70’s.


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  • Biodynamic Farming is their contribution to humanity and salute to Mother Nature.

  • You’ll be struck by the non pretentious, down home vibe, and farm fresh pleasures.

  • Open Daily 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.

  • Walk-ins welcome of groups 8 or less.

  • Tasting Fee: $15 and waived with purchase of a bottle of wine.


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  • Tours:

  • Farm tour/ tasting, $30 pp, Tues.-Sat. 11:00 am., appt needed, 60-90 min.

  • Dogs NOT allowed in tasting room or picnic area.

  • Dogs on leash allowed on other parts of property.

  • Kid friendly


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  • Critters take center stage- chickens, sheep, cats, hummingbirds, butterflies.

  • Enjoy a friendly game of bocce ball on weekdays only.

  • Plan a picnic in the shade of a walnut tree.

  • Receive a friendly leg rub from several roaming cats.


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  • Wines:

  • Both southern French and Italian varietals.

  • Reds:

  • Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Barbera

  • Whites:

  • Vin Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and a white Rhone style blend, Madame Preston.

  • Wine prices: average in the $20-$40 range.

  • Wine Club: 3, 6 & 12 bottle shipments 4x a year.


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  • Lou, a bold farmer: planted Sauv Blanc, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Grenache, Viognier.

  • When Lou is not in the vineyard, he’s making some of the best bread in the county.

  • Sue Preston, an artistic dynamo, farm goddess, provides a keen aesthetic for beautiful, rustic details.

  • Her amazing garden is magical, and she’s the “culinary mother of the farm”.


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  • Both Sue and Lou delight in passing on the lore of Dry Creek Valley.

  • Summers mean organic produce and eggs, available for purchase in the farm store.

  • Estate grown olives, olive oils, local cheese, and pickled vegetables are also for sale.

  • Stroll the grounds, and imagine you’re at an English Cottage with the white picket fence.


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  • Walk underneath the vine covered arbor, relax on the wicker chairs, and follow butterflies.

  • Preston’s profound sense of pride and their spiritual and social priorities shine bright.

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