Porter Creek Vineyards

4.9
48 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 48 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.8
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
4 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnathan was an amazing host. Wines were very well developed- definitely be back on our next trip.

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vip208Rodeo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allie was a terrific ambassador! We always enjoy the wines!

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philipm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

No food here but had to enter a value to be able to leave a review so ignore that. Great relaxed tasting outdoors at a table in the vineyard, well away from other tables so we felt very safe. Our hostess was terrific, just like the wines and the tasting fee was refunded with the purchase of two bottles which is very fair.

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vipJpw03
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible grounds, with full views of the vineyard from our tasting table. Jonathan is a real class act; he made us feel welcome, he educated us, and he entertained. We would highly recommend a visit to Porter Creek, even if you don’t adore their wines (which we do).

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Excellent wine, nice outdoor seating, great service from Jonathan. Definitely worth the visit.

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vipWhoMe
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Strictly winetasting no food. Ali is the best taster! Wonderful atmosphere lovely people

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James
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the tasting at Porter Creek! It's a cool little winery off the beaten path with a farmhouse feel - there are even a couple of chicken coops out in the outdoor tasting area. The wines were all really good (if a touch more expensive than I expected) and the overall experience was excellent - I can't wait to go back.

The guy running the tasting (Jonathan) did a great job and had a great attitude. Sitting out next to the fields was really cool and gave a great perspective.

Note: I gave the food a 3 star rating because there wasn't food, so there wasn't anything to rate and it wouldn't let me submit the review without having something in there

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LBoy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porter Creek is my favorite winery near Russian River. It sits right near its vineyards, excellent wines at affordable prices, and everyone who works there seems passionate and knowledgeable.

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BenjaminM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful wines and lovely owner and staff. I would highly recommend a visit to Porter Creek for some insights to truly committed winemaking and viticulture in Sonoma.

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AndrewM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Sonoma wineries. Great wine, and a rustic, casual space for tasting.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

wonderful winery..wine tasting only,,no food. Jonathan was wonderful. delightful personal experience of wine tasting in the vineyard.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful vineyard. All the grapes you can eat !

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vipnewladyca1
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was a wonderful host. There are plenty of lovely outdoor seating options; we opted to sit by the chicken coop. We got the perfect balance of attention and time to ourselves, and we really enjoyed trying the two Pinots side by side, as well as the Carignan and Zinfandel. Great tasting all around!

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MAUREENB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on July 10 at 11:45 am. The young lady that helped us with our tasting was knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful.
We had such an enjoyable tasting experience. Some of our party were experienced wine tasters and others were completely new but our entire party had a fantastic time!
We visited a “fancy” winery after but were unimpressed at the service and pricing.
We learned about Porter Creek’s history and wine making practices and felt very comfortable, relaxed and at home because our wine expert was so easy going and friendly.

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Unknown
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience3

Great and gracious service on a miserably hot day,

FAQs

Porter Creek Vineyards is rated 4.9 stars by 48 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.