The Fritz Winery of the Dry Creek Valley AVA is one of the only true underground wineries in all of California. The dream of Jay and Barbara Fritz, the winery almost immediately became an excellent wine gift choice because of the incredible quality of it's wines. Total production for the winery has grown under the guidance of winemaker Christina Pallman who now crafts around twelve thousand cases of wine annually under the Fritz label. Red wines feature the four classic California choices, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel (yes Merlot has largely fallen out of favor with consumers in the Golden state) while white wines include Chardonnay among others. The Pinot Noir is especially interesting because of both the vineyard location and consulting winemaker Merry Edwards. Under her own label Merry Edwards has made a name for herself crafting small batch Pinot Noir, much of which is sold directly to her mailing list customers only.