Davis Bynum

866.442.7547 PO Box 6010
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Distinguished as the first winery on Westside Road in Healdsburg, California, Davis Bynum was the first to produce a single vineyard pinot noir from the Russian River Valley. The vintage was 1973 and the grapes were from Joe Rochioli's now prized vineyard. Today, more than thirty years later, the heritage of Davis Bynum lives on through the hand crafted creation of pinot noir and chardonnay grown exclusively in Russian River Valley. Davis Bynum first flirted with winemaking at home in Berkeley when he was a young reporter working at the San Francisco Chronicle. It was 1951 and he purchased a small amount of petite sirah from Robert Mondavi. Things became a bit more serious in 1965 when he transformed a warehouse in Albany into a small winery, where he made wine using knowledge gained from the extensive library at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1971 Bynum purchased a 26-acre vineyard in Napa Valley with the intention to build a winery. Restrictions on construction in the area led him Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Davis Bynum Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2007

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    Wine review by 1rockiesfan


  • Davis Bynum Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2007

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  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir-Russ River United States 2008

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    Came across this for the first time at Bistro by the Tracks in Knoxville, TN (great wine selection!). We were smitten! Bought 6 bottles from MadWine in WA. We shared it with guests this weekend and they too were smitten! I don't regard myself as an expert, but I think this wine just works. Read More

    Wine review by pgilna


  • Hello-My wife and I are taking a three day trip to Sonoma in August. I'm looking for some of the best wineries (rated by wine quality) to visit. Any suggestions?Thanks. Read More

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  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir-Russ River United States 2008

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    Dark garnet in color with aromas of black cherry, earth, sage and fennel. Tight raspberry fruit flavors with nutmeg and a mineral note finishing with moderate tannins. Needs a bit more time in the cellar to come around or 2 hours in a decanter. Read More

    Wine review by Winecast


  • There are many wine events happening in the month of October in San Francisco.  This weekend 10/2 & 10/3 The Jug Shop is pouring wines from Puglia in honor of Puglia Wine week & 10/4 there is a Puglia wine dinner at La Ciccia, Sat 10/9 is Fall Fest, Sun 10/10 is Lodi on the Water & Wed 10/13 is Wine and Spirits top 100 event. If you want details... Read More

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  • Davis Bynum Pinot Noir Russian River Valley le Pinot 2007

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    Enjoyed two tastes of this fine example of RRV Pinot Noir yesterday. Nicely complex in the recent Pinot world of nothingness. Black cherry aroma and a nice lingering finish worthy of the second taste. Also a nice value compared to so many pretenders out there. Sold! Read More

    Wine review by Georgia Rhythm


  • Davis Bynum Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2006

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    Wine review by Gummball


  • Every year, UNLV has a big wine tasting to benefit scholarship for the ... ... Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2007Davis Bynum Pinot Noir 2007Davis Bynum Chardonnay 2007Adobe Road Knights Valley Cab 2005Adobe Road Napa Cab 2005Adobe Road Sonoma Pinot Noir 2006Adobe Road Sonoma Zin 2005Fantesca Chardonnay 2008Fantesca Spring Mtn Cab 2006Hess Cab Allomi V... Read More

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  • Davis Bynum Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2007

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    Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 Read More

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