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Porter-Bass Vineyard and Winery
Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Guerneville
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San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Worth your time”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We found this winery on the internet. They do wine tasting by appointment only so we made an appointment the day before. It is a wonderful little family owned winery. The owners are very pleasant people and are working hard to produce quality organic wines. For many reasons that were explained to me they not be labeled organic but they do work hard to grown and harvest their grapes without pesticides. We had a nice little visit with them explaining the history of their winery and how they grow and harvest their grapes. Wine tasting was done underneath a tree in front of their home. We found the wines to be of good quality and were happy to purchase a few bottles. If you like to discover small little out of the norm wineries this is definitely worth it. We would go back again and highly recommend it to anyone we knew that was going to be in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Pleasanton, CA
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Family owned small Winery”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

On a recent trip to Guerneville we stopped by at the Porter-Bass Winery, in part due to the couple of great TA reviews. I must say I was not disappointed.
As mentioned by others, its a bit out of the way. But that assures you that probably you are the only one at the Winery. Our 2 yr old had a great time chatting up the ducks and chicken that were roaming the farm property, while wife & I chatted up with the Owner/wife about wine, their foray into this business, region, and how they have managed to survive while still remaining to stay small. It was enlightening as well as fascinating to get to know them.
The Wines we tasted were also quite good.

Visited October 2012
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Madera, California
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you are into wine, meeting the owner and spending quality time talking about their products Porter Bass is an absolute must! While it is appointment only and more than a bit out of the way, it is well worth the time. A VERY SMALL bio-dynamic winery they produce a limited selection with cases numbered in the hundreds. But what they produce is, some of the best wines I have tasted anywhere. While the high quality and small production is reflected in the price, it is more than reasonable for what you are getting. A fabulous winery we (wife and I) will make a point of returning to whenever in the Russian River area!

Visited September 2012
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Calabasas, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Charming Family owned Vineyard”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Sitting beneath the walnut tree, I tasted several varietals of wine and learned a great deal about the beginnings of this charming family owned vineyard.
The grounds are picturesque, the family is friendly and knowledgeable and the wines are delightful.
Its a nice stop without having to drive too far outside of the city of Guernville.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank Dina H
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