Bella Vineyard-Dry Creek
Owned and operated by Scott and Lynn Adams, Bella Vineyard is located at elevations of 800-1000 feet on top of a ridge overlooking northern Dry Creek. The primary soil type is shallow shale and gravelly loam with a topsoil reaching depths of only one-to-two feet. Bella Vineyard was planted over a decade ago with the 112-year-old Big River zinfandel clone and the coveted St. Peters Church clone. The vines are forced to struggle in the challenging hillside soils, keeping yields naturally low. Thanks to the cooler conditions found at Bella's high elevation, the grapes enjoy extended hangtime while producing excellent acidity, making them ideal for crafting both the Dashe Cellars Late Harvest Zinfandel and contributing a food-friendly quality to the Dry Creek Zinfandel.