Porter Family Vineyards: winery information
Winemaker: Ken Bernards and Heather Porter Wolfe
Ken Bernards is widely acknowledged as one of California's visionary winemakers. Since his first harvest in 1986, Ken has remained on the leading edge of winemaking techniques in California, using scientific experimentation in the vineyards and in the winery, while at the same time adhering to traditional, small-scale methods, such as small-batch fermenting. Thus his winemaking philosophy: creating wine is a delicate balancing act between traditional wisdom, scientific analysis, and artistic insight.
A research biologist by training, Heather was delighted to be invited to join her parents in Napa and apply her scientific research skills in another way: learning the biology of the vineyard and the chemistry of wine.
Annual Production: 1,000 cases
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