Nine miles from the ocean, in a saddle between two ridge tops sits Porter-Bass Vineyard & Winery. The Russian River gently forms an oxbow around these ridges allowing the fog to drift to the foot of the vineyard, cooling the vines in the summer. The forest of Redwood and Fir that surrounds the vineyard protects the vines from strong winds and contamination from other vineyards. Being on the western edge of the Russian River Valley provides an ideal climate for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. This cool climate makes fruit that is naturally high in acid, at the same time the sugars stay low enough to make a balanced wine that ages gracefully.
By pglejm - on Apr 15, 2021
Sweet local family winery
A little over 4 miles from the main intersection of River Rd and hwy 116, down Mays Canyon Rd you will come to Porter-Bass Winery. The road to get there is tree lined, smooth at first and bumpy...