Davis Bynum 40 Year Anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Davis Bynum making Russian River Valley’s first single vineyard Pinot Noir. By proclaiming specifically where the wine grapes were grown in 1973, and truly focusing on terroir, Bynum set the tone for today’s common practice of vineyard designating Pinot Noirs. The label included the following: “Produced and bottled by Davis Bynum Winery in Healdsburg, California. Davis Bynum Pinot Noir is produced from grapes grown in the vineyard of Joseph Rochioli Jr., which overlooks the Russian River some six miles below Healdsburg. Its pronounced character is owing to the cool climate and well-drained soil of the Region 1 setting.

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