For the latest listing of winery news and press coverage of Dyer Vineyards!
2010 Harvest at Dyer
The big picture: wine style
As the wait and watch part of the vintage begins in the vineyard, Bill takes on a couple of sacred cows...
Is May the new February?
2009 Harvest Reports
2008 Harvest Reports
The St Helena Star is once again publishing weekly updates for the current harvest. As Dawnine writes the report for the Diamond Mountain District, we thought you might enjoy these summary reports. Check back each Monday for the most recent news from the vineyards in Napa Valley!
August 19, 2008
Cabernets Like Cabernets Should Be, New York Times
Vinography, Alder Yarrow
In a highly favorable article about a group tasting of wines from Napa Valley's Mayacamas Mountains, Alder finds lots to like- the 2004 Dyer vineyard DMD Cabernet Sauvignon is among his top 3 picks
October 22, 2007
2007 Harvest Report from Dyer Vineyard and Diamond Mountain District
Decanter, Steven Spurrier, September 07
Decanter, Steven Spurrier, September 07 The famous Paris based wine writer (he organized the momentous Paris tasting of 1976 that catapulted Napa to the top of the wine world) has an article that revisits the comparison of Napa and Bordeaux.
August 05, 2007
Bill Dyer speaking at Napa Valley Wine Library seminar on Aug 11.
2004 Dyer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Released
While the home turf for Dyer Straits Wine Co. is the Dyer Estate Vineyard in the Diamond Mountain District, in 2003 we became aware of the Meteor Vineyard, a young vineyard just coming into production in the Coombsville/Tulocay region of Napa Valley...
June 01, 2007
Quarterly Review of Wine, Eleanor & Ray Heald, summer 2007
"..with yeilds of less than two tons per acre, they produce about 400 cases of intense, concentrated wine that is a true reflection of their hillside site... notes of black cherry, cocoa, cedar and anise with a balance of power and finesse"
November 08, 2006
AppellationAmerica.com, Catherine Fallis, November 8, 2006- 2002 Dyer Vineyard
Featured in the innovative interactive DVD, "Napa Valley"
Selected for inclusion in Great Boutique Wines You Can Buy Online
2003 Dyer -Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; Vinfolio rating: 92 points
Taos Winter Wine Festival, Jan 24-26, 2006
For us it was a chance to ski all day in one of the most beautiful ski areas in the US. Great seminars, wine dinners and tastings and none of them will keep you from the slopes!
November 16, 2005
Harvest at Dyer Vineyards... Finally!
Vintage 2005 - the Napa Valley experienced unseasonably warm weather in the early Spring. Temperatures of close to 80 degrees in late February and early March led to speculation of an early harvest...
October 06, 2005
St Helena Star, Oct 6, 2005. Selected Wine of the Week by Alan Goldfarb.
Food and Wine Magazine, June 2005
About Diamond Mountain she says "Diamond Mountain District is best known for its big structured Cabernets.... Dyer Vineyard turns out a full-bodied Cabernet with a hint of Chocolate".
June 01, 2005
Wine News, June/July 2005
A first ever public tasting of wines from the Diamond Mountain District!
Doug Wilder's The Wilder Side of California, March 11, 2005
Matt Kramer's New California Wine
We like his revisionism! Here's what he says about us: "Dyer Vineyard – This is the tiny, personal vineyard (and home) of two former winemakers, Dawnine Dyer (former head winemaker of Domaine Chandon) and Bill Dyer (formerly head winemaker of Sterling Vineyards). ..
September 16, 2004
Wine Spectator Weekly, Online Only, Sept 16, 2004
Gismondi on Wine, July 2004, Tony Gismondi,
Piedmont Post, June 2004, In an article titled "Californina Cabernet- the cream of the crop"
In an article titled "Californina Cabernet- the cream of the crop" singled out Dyer 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon as one of the 6 best Cabernets presented at this years prestigious California Cabernet Society Tasting at the Culinary Institute of America in St Helena, CA. "
January 01, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle Jan 2003
Two River Times, Aug 2001
"a real gem", Norm Roby writes about Diamond Mountain "
Wine Spectator, July 2001
Napa Register, June 2001
It is already being discovered as a hidden treasure and getting pressure from distributors and restaurants. Dawnine Dyer, who was winemaker at Domaine Chandon for 25 years, and her wineaking consultant husband Bill Dyer have released their first commercial wine...
For quite awhile, now, we’ve been meaning to review all the vintages of Dyer Vineyards Cabernet – we’re amazed to realize there are fifteen vintages now (seventeen if you count the two in barrels!) But, we just hadn’t gotten to it.
In a recent moment of serendipity...