Producer Profile

Breaking Bread

"Creating Breaking Bread has informed my approach to winemaking. I have the technical foundation and confidence of someone who has been making wine successfully for nearly two decades, and the curiosity and inspiration to make high quality, delicious natural wines – and this is just the beginning!

-Erik Miller, Owner/Winemaker"

Where The Wines Come From

Dry Creek Valley

Dry Creek Valley, located in Sonoma County, California, is renowned for its exceptional wines and stunning vineyard landscapes. In recent years, the region has embraced natural winemaking practices, adding a modern twist to its traditional approach. With its warm days, cool nights, and diverse soils, including gravelly loam and volcanic ash, Dry Creek Valley provides an ideal terroir for sustainable viticulture. Natural winemakers in the region prioritize organic and biodynamic farming methods, cultivating grape varieties such as Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc with minimal intervention. By eschewing chemical additives and focusing on natural fermentation, they produce wines that reflect the region's unique character. Dry Creek Valley's natural wines are known for their purity, elegance, and expression of fruit flavors, with Zinfandels offering bold berry notes and spice, Cabernet Sauvignons showcasing structured tannins and dark fruit flavors, and Sauvignon Blancs presenting crisp acidity and vibrant citrus aromas. As the demand for authentic and terroir-driven wines continues to grow, Dry Creek Valley remains a vibrant and innovative player in the natural wine movement, offering a taste of California's diverse terroir and commitment to sustainable winemaking with every bottle.