VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Walker Station Vineyards
Harry Walker began growing wine grapes in 1968 in various locales including Lodi, Napa Valley, Knight's Valley, and Dry Creek. Eventually he found the "perfect" vineyard near Forestville in the Green Valley of the Russian River Valley. The vineyard was named Walker Station in memory of the small town in Kentucky where his family originated. In 1997, Walker began to sell fruit to Paul Hobbs who made a vineyard-designate Chardonnay. In 2000, with Hobbs' assistance, Walker started his own label, Walker Station Vineyards. The pair now share the grapes from Walker Station Vineyard equally.
In 2001, the Leslie Ranch Vineyard was planted to Pinot Noir, named after Walker's mother's family. The first Pinot Noir from this vineyard was vinified by Paul Hobbs in 2005.
The Walker Station wines are sold through the website store.
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