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Anne and Michael Dashe, a husband and wife winemaking team, created a small winery focusing on wines from Sonoma County. Special custom-made gridded tanks are used to ferment these fruit forward wines. Great for steak or a grilled meat in general.
In 1996, the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe founded Dashe Cellars. Focused on crafting exceptional single-vineyard wines, Dashe Cellars blends the two winemaker’s combined 40-plus years of experience at such noted wineries as Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château La Dominique, Ridge Vineyards, Cloudy Bay, Far Niente, Chappellet, and Schramsberg Wine Cellars. Drawing on this wealth of experience, the Dashes create vineyard-focused wines that capture the complexity and character of top vineyards throughout Sonoma County and beyond.
Sonoma's northern Dry Creek Valley features a warm climate, with noticeably cooler valley floor than hillside, and a definite tendency toward dampness. For this reason, early Italian settlers planted their Zinfandel vines higher on the hills, using the dry farming method to great success in their cultivation of this rot-prone variety.