The Kreck family entered the wine business not as investment bankers but as growers. Our goal then remains our goal today... grow excellent fruit. After settling in the Dry Creek Valley in 1965, the first plantings were mainly Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1968, the current estate ranch was purchased and the prune trees gave way to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Within a few years, Merlot was added to the mix. Our passion for producing a great bottle of wine can only start by producing great grapes.
Jeremy Kreck manages the growing of the grapes on the Dry Creek ranch. Jeremy's Uncle Bob (Bill's brother and co-founder of the winery) is still involved in some aspects of the growing and harvesting of the home ranch. The estate ranch located in the southern end of the Dry Creek Valley is approximately 55 acres and is planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Bill and Yvonne Kreck have approximately 8 acres planted on their ranch in Alexander Valley. This region, ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and more tannic Merlots, has produced some extraordinary fruit. Some is used in the production of Mill Creek Cabernet Sauvignon, but much is used in Bill and Yvonne Kreck's Reflections project.