Porter Creek at Wine Wednesday at Cadet

Porter Creek has a long history in Russian River… dating back to 1978, George R. Davis, purchased what is now their Estate property harboring young Pinot Noir vines (some of which are still producing today at 45 years old!) Davis first improved the existing vineyards and then planted the remaining plantable acreage. Finally he was able to get one of the old barns on the property bonded for wine production in 1982. This was a very exciting and formative time for Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. It was in 1983 that the Russian River Valley became a recognized American Viticultural Area, and there were just a handful of us betting our livelihood on Pinot Noir.

George was self-taught winemaker for the most part. As an avid reader, he studied every book he could find on subjects ranging from winemaking technical information to Burgundian winegrower’s philosophy. He then encouraged his son Alex to study winemaking on a university level and then go on to work multiple vintages in Burgundy, and was lucky enough to even work harvest with Christophe Roumier!  In the 90s Alex converted all of the fermentations to native yeast, and by 2003 their estate vineyards were Demeter Certified Biodynamic, well before it was as popular as it is today. Come taste their truly hands-on, hand-crafted wines!


September 27

5: 00 pm

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