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Porter Creek Vineyards, Healdsburg, CA

Porter Creek Vineyards

4.9
4.9
152 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery

Porter Creek Vineyards is small family winery with a rich history of winegrowing based on innovation, independence, passion and respect for the land. In many respects our Estate has the feel of a property that has been unchanged by time and the glitz of the modern wine business. Yet the principles that have guided our formation are well ahead of the time, then and now: balanced wines with soul, low intervention, integrated winemaking, and stewardship of the farm and surrounding environment.

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Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 10:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 433-6321

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Winegrower Alex Davis

  • Neighborhood

    Healdsburg

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Our Wines

  • 2017 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley$36.00

    Produced principally from our own hillside parcel and and blended with one very small older vineyard in the in Green Valley neighborhood of the Russian River Valley. Both vineyards are planted with the very small berry clone "Old Wente", which is known for rich body and aromatic complexity. The cool growing season and lower yields of 2017 further enhance acidity and brightness. The percentage of new French oak barrels is strictly held to a maximum of 30% to keep vineyard character in the forefront.

    • 2017 Chardonnay "George's Hill" Old Vine, Russian River Valley$46.00

      This is the highest elevation vineyard on our Estate which can been seen from Westside Rd., if you look above the Fiona Hill as you cross Porter Creek. It was planted shortly after our family purchased the property in 1979. The combination of shallow top soil, very low yields and old vines produce a very mineral driven and textured Chardonnay. The average annual production is about 120 cases.

      • 2017 Viognier – "Hayley Marie Vineyard", Russian River Valley$36.00

        In the spirit of its northern Rhone counterparts in Condrieu, this wine possesses a weight and richness, yet restraint rarely found in New World Viognier. Subtle nuances of mango, pear and nectar. Balanced, round and capable of aging. While we have been making Viognier nearly 20 years this bottling is our first estate bottled, single vineyard Viognier, planted using cuttings from our historic source, Timbervine Ranch.

        • 2018 Rosé "Old Vine", Mendocino County$28.00

          This is a whole cluster pressed Rosé, which leads to lighter colored wine with a bright acid/mineral balance. Fermented dry and aged in neutral French oak barrels. Made from 80% old vine Carignane and 20% Russian River Zinfandel. Both vineyards are head pruned and dry farmed. Pairs incredibly well with a wide range of foods, yet hits the spot while sitting pool side. The 2018 Rose will be released/shipped in May. Any orders placed in the month of February will receive an extra discount of 10% for 6 bottles (instead of the usual 5%) and 15% off orders of 12 bottles (instead of the usual 10%).

          • 2016 Pinot Noir, Estate Bottled, Russian River Valley$40.00

            Sourced from steep estate hillside vineyards that were developed under the watchful care of two generations of the Davis family using organic and biodynamic principals. The winemaking is traditional old world, using hand punchdowns, natural yeast and minimal interventions. Shows elements of wild strawberry and fresh forest floor on the nose and a sensual textural balance on the palette. Unequivocally Russian River Pinot Noir in it's purest form.

            • 2016 Pinot Noir "Fiona Hill Vineyard", Estate Bottled, Russian River Valley$52.00

              This is our flag ship Pinot Noir which comes from the steep hillside vineyard situated along Westside Road at the entrance of Porter Creek, which has ideal southern face. Hard clay top soil with a fractured stone bedrock place continual stress on these vines, resulting in a very expressive, unique vineyard designate wine. The nose has aromas of wild berries and forest floor, a weighty mid-palate and long silky finish

              • 2016 Pinot Noir – "Hillside Vineyard", Estate Bottled, Russian River Valley$72.00

                Planted in 1973 and continuously producing with many of the original vines, this is among the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in the Russian River Valley. Rather than replanting the aging parcel, we have revitalized it with clever interplanting, vine-by-vine replanting and soil improvement work. Aromatically it leans in the red fruit and rose petal spectrum, with just a little dark red fruit in the background giving some palette weight. The old vines give powerful yet amazingly silky tannins. Many of the past bottling are still drinking well with 20 years or so of age on them.

                • 2016 Carignane "Old Vine", Mendocino County$28.00

                  Carignane is a red varietal that was widely planted in California during the late 1800's though the mid- 1900's, mostly by Italian immigrants, and some of the old vineyards are still producing. Ours comes from a vineyard planted in 1939, and yields a wine that is remarkably rich and generous, yet supple and silky. There is a unique fruit profile of black currants, plums and spice.

                  • 2014 Syrah "Timbervine Ranch", Russian River Valley$38.00

                    Shows rosemary, black and green olives, pepper and smoky bacon on the nose, followed by firm structure on the palate and a long finish. Co-fermented with about 4% Viognier, which rounds out the mouth feel and adds an extra dimension to aromatics. A dramatic wine coming from a very steep hillside vineyard growing in one of the cooler parts of Sonoma County.

                    • 2016 Zinfandel "Old Vine", Sonoma County$38.00

                      A classic example of Sonoma County Zinfandel. Aromatically, it has the explosive cherries and berries, and on the palate it is rich and textured on the finish. Produced from hillside grown vines and blended with 5% Carignane and for texture and overall harmony.

                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                      What 152 people are saying

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                      4.9
                      4.9 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.4Food
                      • 4.9Service
                      • 4.9Ambience
                      • 4.8Value

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                      1. TJ

                        TamaraJ

                        Sacramento

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Such a warm, personal experience! And the wine is yummy too.

                      2. MW

                        MattWells

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always a fantastic experience. Beautiful wines and exceptional service with an old school vibe.

                      3. RJ

                        RobertJ

                        Orlando

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                        overall5food1service4ambience5

                        No food available. Wine tasting was fun and service was great. Beautiful grounds and atmosphere.

                      4. MP

                        MichaelP

                        Washington DC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful Russian River winery. Great service, excellent well made wines and idyllic family owned and operated farm/wine country spot.

                      5. T

                        Trav

                        Los Angeles

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great winery! Jonathan is the best! He took great care of us, was extremely friendly, and knowledgeable too! Wonderful experience!

                      6. KG

                        KarlaG

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                        overall1food1service1ambience2

                        Less than stellar as compared to years of previous visits. Unfortunately, what used to be fun and funky has tried to become something else (we are not quite sure what). It used to be an informative tasting with personable pourers that were engaging and knowledgeable. We would always leave with wine to take home. This is no longer the case, sadly. We will not return again.

                      7. LY

                        LindaY

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                        overall5food1service5ambience5

                        I love tasting at this winery. Great wines and a beautiful place to sip them. Highly recommend.

                      8. TF

                        TexasFoodie

                        Seattle

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A beautiful tasting experience. Lovely wines and people at Porter Creek. Enjoy a delicious pinot while overlooking vineyards and redwoods. A highlight of our trip.

                      9. TP

                        TimP

                        Anchorage

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Knowledgeable, interesting and witty sommalier. Beautiful area and tasting environment.

                      10. P

                        Pfamily

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                        overall5food1service5ambience5

                        Great experience! Dog friendly and the staff was lovely . Just wished they had some food options

                      11. SR

                        SarahR

                        New England

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 28, 2022

                        overall5food2service5ambience5

                        Very relaxed atmosphere — we were greeted by sweet dogs. The setting was lovely and the person serving our wine was very knowledgeable. I only gave two stars for the food because I had to rate the food even though there wasn’t any. So it’s not that the food was bad, it just wasn’t available, which was fine with us!

                      12. KE

                        KevinE

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                        overall5food1service5ambience5

                        Always enjoy visiting, thank you. Next step is to offer food.

                      13. D

                        Danielle

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 25, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely incredible. Each wine is more delicious than the last. The team is so attentive and makes sure you’re enjoying the whole experience. We loved being at the cozy winery and sipping the best wine of our trip! We will be back but until then, we will be ordering a lot. Thank you Porter Creek!

                      14. LD

                        LisaD

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 22, 2022

                        overall5food1service5ambience4

                        Lovely rustic setting great wines and fun service.

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had a group of 6 for a tasting during a bachelorette weekend. The staff was SO friendly, fun and accommodating! The wine was amazing. Being able to bring our own food was awesome. And Poppy was a lovely addition. We loved the entire experience and the location was absolutely beautiful. A few of us are locals and will definitely be coming back! Thank you for a lovely, memorable afternoon!

                      16. JB

                        JuliaB

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Fantastic winery with outdoor seating, delicious wines and great value. I gave food 5 stars even tho there is none. You’re welcome to bring your own. I love a picnic here. The outdoor seating is great for it. If you like Pinot Noir, try Porter Creek and fall in love.

                      17. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Central Coast

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Very knowledgeable, friendly servers.

                      18. K

                        Kyle

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        What a fun place! The service was great and it was a really relaxed vibe. Our tasting started at 11:45 so we got there before the afternoon rush which made it peaceful. It was really neat because all the wine was picked from their property and they were literally able to point where it came from. Would definitely go back again.

                      19. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        13 reviews

                        5.0

                        13 reviews

                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        What a great place, family run, great wine, beautiful location. Will be back soon for more

                      20. AD

                        AngieDS

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Absolutely perfect experience at Porter Creek, we sat at the Fiona Hill table, perched at the edge of the beautiful Fiona Hill vineyard. Handsome and charming Jonathan was such a great host, full of fantastic info about the terroir and geological history of the Russian River. The wines were beautiful, especially the Fiona Hill Pinot Noir and Mendo County Carignane. We'll be back!

                      21. AM

                        AMFinSF

                        Sacramento

                        15 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        15 reviews

                        Dined on February 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great afternoon for wine country.

                      22. N

                        Nikki

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 18, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful tasting experience in a relaxing and beautiful setting.

                      23. j

                        jimc

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 3, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Jonathan was great! Wine was great and descriptions were awesome!

                      24. RH

                        RichH

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 21, 2022

                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                        Wine tasting. Fantastic location, ambiance, host, and wines. Thanks for a great time.

                      25. MT

                        MarissaT

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Awesome tasting! Super kid-friendly and the wine and service was excellent!

                      26. C

                        Coco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on January 2, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Beautiful setting, loved that it’s family owned/operated and that they live on sight, knowledgeable and friendly staff. We enjoyed the selection being poured and left with a case of 4 varietals. I highly recommend if you are looking for high quality wine in a smaller, yet beautiful setting.

                      27. S

                        Seth

                        San Francisco

                        11 reviews

                        5.0

                        11 reviews

                        Dined on January 2, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Went for a wine tasting, with our 1yo and pup. Had a lovely time, the staff was very accommodating with our little one. The wine was excellent. In response to covid they've moved their tastings outside directly over looking some of the vineyard, so a beautiful view while being able to enjoy the wine and feel safe. Left with several bottles to enjoy later on.

                      28. HE

                        HolliE

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 29, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding experience! Poppy kept us company while we sat next to the awesome little heaters. The wine educator was super friendly, accommodating and informative. We enjoyed every single wine :) Thank you!

                      29. RP

                        RobertP

                        San Francisco

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 22, 2021

                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                        Very hospitable with excellent wine. Our group had a mix of wine knowledge level and all felt comfortable and had an excellent tasting. We’ll done Porter Creek

                      30. AH

                        AndrewH

                        Louisville

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 21, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Quiet tasting room and accommodating host. Nice experience.

                      31. CM

                        ColleenM

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on December 9, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Beautiful views, lovely accommodations and hospitality (Jonathan was so friendly, knowledgable and accommodating for our late arrival). Tasty varietals!

                      32. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on December 1, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our tasting was superb. Both the host and the wines were incredible!

                      33. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        San Francisco

                        2 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on November 20, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing service! Will definitely come back.

                      34. L

                        Linda

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 11, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely covered patio. Tables are nicely spaced out. Wonderful views.

                      35. NB

                        NancyB

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 10, 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        i have nothing to add, except the addition of intermediaries such as open table and tock have made scheduling tasting experiences so unpleasant that we may discontinue a time honored tradition.

                      36. CP

                        CarolineP

                        Los Angeles

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on November 7, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Was a wonderful visit - Jonathon is such a great tasting room manager - quite fun to chat with him and he provides just the perfect amount of info on the wines and vineyards, but not presented in a memorized way. Great spot. Highly recommend. Note: this is a winery and tasting room, - not a restaurant.

                      37. c

                        cwcinps

                        Palm Springs

                        21 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        21 reviews

                        Dined on November 6, 2021

                        overall5food1service5ambience5

                        Staff are great and wines are awesome. Sitting outside for now and they put in a lot work to make it pleasant.

                      38. J

                        Jessie

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on November 4, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We wanted to take family from out of town on a little wine country trip. Porter Creek was our first stop, and it was such a nice start to our day. The tasting area was so lovely, and the wines we tried were great. Ended up leaving with a couple bottles that we will be enjoying over the weekend!

                      39. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Tampa

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on October 23, 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing wine and hosts!

                      40. V

                        Vino1

                        Dallas

                        52 reviews

                        5.0

                        52 reviews

                        Dined on October 17, 2021

                        overall5food3service5ambience4

                        We had never visited Porter Creek Vineyards before. I was checking out wineries on my map of wineries in Napa and Sonoma area to visit. Our reserve tasting was handled very well. The man that assisted us on our visit was very knowledgeable about the winery and did a great job, even though he was very busy. We purchased some wine to take with us as we enjoyed our tasting.

                      Safety precautions

                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                      • Physical distancing

                        • Limited number of seated diners
                        • Extra space between tables
                      • Screening

                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                      Porter Creek Vineyards is rated 4.9 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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                      Booked 17 times today
                      Google Map for Porter Creek Vineyards

                      8735 Westside Rd Healdsburg, CA 95448

                      Additional information

                      • Neighborhood

                        Healdsburg

                      • Hours of operation

                        Daily 10:30 am–4:30 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Winery

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Casual Dress

                      • Parking details

                        Private Lot

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Executive chef

                        Winegrower Alex Davis

                      • Additional

                        Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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