We went to the Porter Creek vineyards last Thursday. They are located a little North of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County.
We wanted to catch the picking of their last grapes so we got up early and arrived at the winery around 6:30am. Alex Davis, vineyard manager and winemaker, then drove us to the vineyard where the picking was about to happen. Right after the sun rose the pickers came and about 5 bins were filled up with Syrah grapes. It was a pretty sight. And the pickers were impressively fast. Hopefully we have some decent footage of it all.
We were then able to witness the processing of the fruit, destemming and pump-overs of some previous harvest. We also toured other vineyards closer to the winery and got to taste most of their wines.
Towards the end of the afternoon, we asked Alex a few questions, and we did that on top of the Fiona Hill vineyard. See a short bit of that interview below.
Thanks a lot to Alex and the others at Porter Creek. It was a very good day.