Porter Creek Vineyards

Our People

Alex Davis

Alex Davis is the Winemaker, Vineyard Manager, Business manager, Owner and reluctant “boss” at Porter Creek Vineyards.  He prides himself on putting together a staff of capable and self-motivated individuals who appreciate a low pressure-working environment. He spends most of his time involved in a very “hands on” fashion in all aspects of the business. […]

Jonathan DeMichael

Jonathan DeMichael comes to us from Manhattan, after 10+ years in high-end retail sales at Barneys New York and Jeffrey New York. Jonathan first visited Porter Creek Vineyards and Sonoma County in August of 1989 while on a road trip. After spending most of his vacation time in the Russian River Valley area in the […]

Paul Berman

Paul Berman grew up in the Scottish Highlands, in Rannoch – the Valley of the Fern. His first taste of wine was at eight days of age, following an ancient tradition (Carmel No. 10). During school holidays, Paul worked at various wine and spirits merchants in Glasgow, developing an early interest in the industry. Prior […]

Kevin McEnnis

Kevin McEnnis became interested in agriculture when he was doing human rights work in Guatemala in the 1990’s.  Seeing pristine rain forest reduced to charred stumps to plant corn, caused Kevin to question how agriculture could be more sustainable.  He began learning more about agriculture, started his own garden, and then worked on several sustainable […]

Karly Wilson

Karly Wilson grew up Colorado and then moved to California in 2013 because she was young and free. She started working at Porter Creek that fall after being lured by the promise of good wine and has been hanging out there ever since. Her primary duties at the winery include managing the resident Scotsman and […]

Steve Pedersen

Steve Pedersen comes to us from San Francisco where he parlayed a $5 an hour under the table stock boy job at the Castro Village Wine Company into eventually being the wine buyer at Campton Place Hotel in the late 80’s. In the 90’s he worked for California Wine Marketing, representing their storied book of […]

Our professional vineyard crew. 

These are the people who deserve much of the credit for the wines we produce. We take pride in providing living wages, medical benefits, and a working environment free of the toxic chemicals that are commonly used at other non-organic vineyard sites. Most of our employees have been with us for more than ten years, […]

Poppy

Poppy is a fixture on the property. Between rounding up chickens, greeting at the tasting room, helping with harvest and posing for pictures like this, Poppy keeps a full schedule at Porter Creek! You can follow her on Instagram @poppythepuppyyy