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Winemaker Series: Bill Frick, The One Man Band

After the bare requisites to living and reproducing, man wants most to leave some record of himself, a proof, perhaps, that he has really existed. ~ John Steinbeck
Just driving around the Dry Creek Valley, you'd most likely miss a casual stop to see Bill Frick and visit his tasting room, found at the bottom of a small hillside in Sonoma County. For most visitors, you really have to know, that you'd like to go there because it's far off the well-beaten path in the Dry Creek Valley. But it's a stop well worth your time and attention, these wines are only available at the winery's tasting room or via direct ship.

It was quite the warm day in the Dry Creek Valley, as you can see, the harvest was still nigh, the vines groaning silently with their heavy load, anxiously waiting to be picked. We strolled through the vineyards, picking a berry here and there, Frick shaking his head after tasting, "no not quite ready yet," and me looking at the brown seeds in my h…

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