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Davis Bynum Winery

8075 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-5852

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Complimentary, $6 for reserve wines, credited with purchase
5% off 6-11 bottles, 15% off case
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $15 to $75 per bottle
Established:   1965
Vineyards:   21 acres
  9000 cases
Winery Dog:   Fred

Davis Bynum Winery Description

Davis Bynum Winery takes you back in time to the very beginnings of winemaking in the Russian River Valley. Recognized as the first producer of a vineyard-designated Pinot Noir with a Russian River Valley Appellation, the family-operated winery continues to produce fine examples of Sonoma County wines using non-intervention winemaking techniques.

A rustic, old ivy-covered hop barn serves as the winery and tasting room at Davis Bynum. Overgrown trees and shrubs are threatening to take over the whole operation, but on a hot summer day they are much appreciated. The windowless tasting room has an underground-cellar-like atmosphere that is perfect for sampling their rich, fully expressive wines. The staff is entertaining and knowledgeable, and they love what they do.

Davis Bynum creates small lots of handmade, single-vineyard-designated and blended wines cultivated from a number of Russian River Valley vineyards. In addition to their five or six Pinot Noir wines, they also make Fume Blanc, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet, and a unique Malbec Port.

An emphasis on organic and biodynamic grape-growing practices has been employed here for many years. Using organic amendments and supplements - including compost, oyster shells, and ground lava - has contributed to the vineyard’s success. The results are full, sophisticated wines with deep flavors and soft, subtle tones.

Davis Bynum Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
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rbeck40, San Francisco
Davis Bynum was a very cool place to stop. I could've stayed in their cool tasting room for hours. The place has almost a "Buena Vista" style to it, in that the main building dates back many years and has that weathered, historical look to it. The wines are definitely impressive. I'm a huge fan of Russian River Valley Pinot. The tasting room staff definitely knows what they're doing and are very knowledgeable. Just be careful driving up and down their driveway. Very narrow!

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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