PORTS ON CALL: the arrival of traditional Portuguese grape varieties in the Napa Valley seems to coincide with an increase in popularity for Port-style wines from top producers like Prager Winery & Port Works.
Napa Valley (AVA)
A visit to Prager Port Works:
Has the ship finally come in for California Port-style wines?
The classic Portuguese dessert wine hasn't had nearly the popularity in America that it has in Europe. But an interview with Peter Prager whose winery specializes in Port-style wines reveals its popularity in the U.S. is on the rise.
March 23, 2007
he Prager vineyard, which used to grow Muscat that went to Mondavi before the family purchased it eight years ago, sits on a flat north of the town of Calistoga. Its neighbors are Summers Winery and the Work Sauvignon Blanc vineyard.
The dollar bill covered walls and whimsical signage in the tasting room of Prager Winery & Port Works belies Peter Prager’s serious devotion to creating high quality Port-style wines in California.