Porter Creek Vineyards

4.9
63 Reviews
$31 to $50
Winery
Porter Creek Vineyards is small family winery with a rich history of winegrowing based on innovation, independence, passion and respect for the land. In many respects our Estate has the feel of a property that has been unchanged by time and the glitz of the modern wine business. Yet the principles that have guided our formation are well ahead of the time, then and now: balanced wines with soul, low intervention, integrated winemaking, and stewardship of the farm and surrounding environment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NapaNeighbor
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine tasting in an idyllic setting.

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vipninja
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relax vibes with stellar wine!

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ErinM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful winery that we love so much! Jonathan is so amazing and lovely that we wish we were close enough to visit every weekend. ❤️

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C2B2
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my brother here for his birthday. Such a great experience. Great biodynamic wines.

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Gary
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Very nice wine tasting with knowledgable host. No food

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kristenh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peaceful, unpretentious and family-run little winery surrounded by beautiful mountains. The staff were so welcoming and warm, and you can tell the owner takes great pride in his humble vineyard! This place is simple and down to earth. Very refreshing to come across such a peaceful winery in the heart of wine country! Definitely encourage all to visit and support this wonderful spot.

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JenMa
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful views to gaze at while sipping on generous pours of biodynamic wines. I loved the viognier the most and the zinfandel is lighter in body and alcohol than most fruitbombs. So pleasing to drink! The service is friendly and attentive, without being TOO attentive. Seated tastings by appointment might be the best thing that has come out of this pandemic.

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Liaaa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite vineyards and tasting experience! So down to earth and peaceful. And the wines are organic which is surprisingly rare in the area.

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vipSRLABATE
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Winery experience. Lovely atmosphere and great service. No food, just wine.

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Bijou
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It started with the perfectly blue skies, moved on to the absolutely delicious wine, then there was the fantastic care that we received from Jonathan. We look forward to visiting again, likely after our next trek to Na-PAH Valet!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upon our arrival we were met by our server Jonathan who cleaned a table in the back, in the shade. He brought us our first wine and indicated that we should watch how much we taste since it may be lot of some of us. He explained the wine and the vineyards from which they were grown.

He gave us time to chat with our friends and did not rush us with the tasting. I should note that I ranked 5 stars for food but there was none but I did now want that ranking to lower his service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely tasting experience at Porter Creek. Outdoor tables are situated well apart and ours was immediately adjacent to a field of vines. The hosts were casual yet informative, allowing us to set the pace. The wines were varied and interesting. Highly recommended.

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MarieH
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This vineyard was fantastic. The wine was incredible and the service was extremely knowledgable. They gave us great information about the wines, as well as recommendations for the surrounding areas. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and go back myself.

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vipJeff
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

A great small winery that provides a relaxing atmosphere, good wine and great service. Very enjoyable!

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BrianJ
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan always makes us feel right at home and the experience is fantastic each time. It's always our first stop when we land in Santa Rosa! Thank you so much.

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Francis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious wine and amazing service. We loved our experience with Jonathan who made the day wonderful and educational. No question we would return to Porter Creek Vineyards!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Cosy small winery with French style californian wines!

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NicoleA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this vineyard. The Russian River valley is beautiful and Porter Creek is bucolic beyond words. They are by far my favorite biodynamic winery as well. A must visit.

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IgnacioG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali and Jonathan were awesome. We had a great time and would definitely recommend porter creek to friends and family!!!!!

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Chrful
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan and Alexis were the most gracious hosts and made our wine tasting experience comfortable and fun. The wines were superb

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Always a favorite, this little winery is so charming and low key yet with wonderful pinot and chardonnay. Worth a visit just to chat with the charming host and even more charming dogs on the property. Not like those more corporate feeling experience s I am coming to loathe in this region.

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JenniferU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing amazing wine! Wonderful service from Ali, gorgeous setting—all in all a fantastic experience. Always enjoy this special place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine and Johnathan was very knowledgeable! Also the setting is absolutely beautiful.

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WindsorWise
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delightful sunny visit to Porter Creek. Extraordinarily knowledgeable and friendly staff serving a beautiful selection of Porter Creek's wines. Lots of outdoor seating areas, spread far apart to far surpass COVID requirements. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and the information imparted about each wine we tasted.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was a great host. We were a group of 6 and had a most amazing time!

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathon is the best!! Great wine too! Excellent service!

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous and great wine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure why I have to rate food for an establishment that doesn’t serve food...but if wine is food...the food at Porter Creek is delicious. I hope post pandemic that they never go back to counter based tastings. This was civilized relaxing friendly and overall a wonderful experience. And their organic wines are among my faves

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Dandana57
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The winery felt like being on someone’s farm.Very rustic and the wines were a very good value.it was well set up for social distancing with picnic tables far apart so you never felt uncomfortable.The chicken coop was also an added feature to the farm like atmosphere.loved it!

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TimO
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Porter Creek, one of our favorite wineries!

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JonathanZ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to visit Porter Creek Vineyards for one of our first road trips since the pandemic started. We had heard of vineyards where the precautions for COVID were less than scrupulous, so we were a bit worried, but the reviews that we checked for Porter Creek gave us assurance that they took things seriously.

They certainly do. Tables for tasting are well spaced. While Porter Creek's tasting area is not as picturesque as some places, no views are bad. Carly scrubbed the tables down well between parties and both she and Jonathan had good mask hygiene.

Carly and Jonathan were attentive, humorous, and knowledgeable. They kept the wine and conversation coming, but I'm sure that if we hadn't wanted to interact with them as much, that would have been fine as well.

Porter Creek wines are good mid-priced ($30-$50, mostly) wines at least some of which are organic and biodynamic. We really recommend visiting them!

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Annelise
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we found this winery. Would recommend to everyone visiting the area.

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KayleeF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING experience. Jonathan is the best host, so accommodating, kind, and genuine. The wine is to die for and the atmosphere leaves nothing to be desired.

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MariaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this winery! Not only is everything delicious, but you feel like the staff are welcoming you into their home. It's cozy, beautiful, and not pretentious. A must see!

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Leonard
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was absolutely amazing. We had a great time with both of our hosts and the ambiance was perfect. Highly recommend this vineyard for anyone looking to relax and enjoy themselves. My favorite wine on the menu that day was the Viognier.

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MikeV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wine tasting, not a food review. The wines were fantastic, and the information provided about each one was helpful and specific. Beautiful outdoor setting with plenty of socially distanced tables.

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viphoustonfoodie
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was a great host and we love the wines. We will return on our next visit. They don’t have food but open table required a response to submit a review 🙄

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan is one of our favorite people. We have kicked off every trip to Napa with Porter Creek and will likely continue to do so. He’s super knowledgeable and so friendly. Fiona Hill is one of our favorites but if you can manage to snag some of the Syrah, do it! The space is fun and welcoming.

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MAUREENB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited with friends twice this summer and both experiences were wonderful!

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EvanH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great hospitality, even better wines. Some of the best Pinot in California, these are world class, age-worthy wines.

FAQs

Porter Creek Vineyards is rated 4.9 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.