Porter Bass
United States, California
Green Status: Biodynamic

A hidden gem, this Demeter certified vineyard is well off the tourist wine trail.  It is tucked in the hills above Guerneville, CA just 9 miles from the Pacific. 


The family found this run-down, century-old, vineyard in 1980 and began slowly reviving the vines. Decades of farming-induced erosion had left the soil sustaining only poison oak and blackberries. They looked to Biodynamic and organic farming strategies to create life in the soil and renew the vineyard's vitality.  Time and patience have rewarded the second generation to farm the land as Luke Porter Bass has taken the reigns and is now making fantastic wines .