Davis Family Vineyards

Country of Origin: USA
Location: Healdsburg, Sonoma
People: Guy Davis, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic


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Guy Davis’ wine roots run deep, reaching back to the age of nineteen when he worked in a French restaurant in Seattle while pursuing an economics degree at the University of Washington. After the last customer left and the doors closed, Guy would retire to the kitchen to make dinner for the owner and chef before joining them for a night of food, wine and conversation. “The time I spent eating with those French guys, experiencing great wine and fine cuisine, set a very high standard within me,” says Davis. “I realized that I had had more exposure to wine than most Americans, and it was only a matter of time before my passion center would push me into a career in the wine industry.”

In 1988, he created opportunities to work on winery finance projects and by the fall of 1988 had moved to Sonoma County. By 1989, Guy had started working as the wine buyer for a mail order wine company specializing in wine from small, boutique wineries. These small artisan winemakers became a real inspiration. Davis became determined to learn and master the craft of winemaking and signed on to work the 1989 harvest at Sky Vineyards, a little winery atop Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. “This was my revelation—things came into clear focus,” says Davis. He took every viticulture and enology class offered at the college in Santa Rosa and pursued night and weekend courses at the University of California at Davis. In 1995, Davis produced his first commercial vintage: 250 cases of old vine Zinfandel from the Russian River Valley. In 1996, he bought his own vineyard in Russian River Valley comprised of 100-year-old Zinfandel vines (planted in 1896) and, in 1997, crushed his first vintage under the Davis Family Vineyards label.

Today, Guy Davis’ two sons Cole and Cooper work alongside him in the winery and vineyards. His wife Judy assists with hospitality at the winery and represents Davis Family Vineyards at marketing and sales events across the US. It is a small family operation where everything matters from vineyard to bottle, and they literally handcraft each and every one. Guy and Judy live next to their Soul Patch Vineyard and farm it organically. Guy and his sons work minimally in the cellar: native ferments, minimal sulfites, no fining or filtration on the reds, and native malolactic ferments.

Media Links
PinotFile: Winery of the Year: Davis Family Vineyards
Modern Luxury: The Best Wineries You've Never Heard of in Russian River Valley

Social Media
Instagram: @davisfamilyvineyards
Twitter: @DavisWines
Davis Family Vineyards Facebook
Davis Family Vineyards YouTube


  • Davis Family 2018 Estate Pinot Noir, Soul Patch Vineyard, Russian River Valley
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (6/3/2021)

    Medium ruby-purple, the 2018 Pinot Noir Soul Patch has a nose of black tea leaves and fragrant earth, with accents of raspberries, blueberries and red and purple flowers. The palate is medium-bodied, smooth and plush, with bright freshness and a perfumed finish.
  • Davis Family 2018 'Throne' Rhone Blend, Russian River Valley
    Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 93 (8/31/2021)

    Nicely combining 68% Grenache with 24% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre, this wine is earthy in turned dirt and barnyard. Thickly structured and grippy in its youth, it offers classic elements of game, garrigue and white pepper.
  • Davis Family 2018 Estate Pinot Noir, Soul Patch Vineyard, Russian River Valley
    The Prince of Pinot
    Rating: 97 (8/22/2021)

    Dark garnet color in the glass. Up-front aromas of blackberry, spice cake and Dr. Pepper. Mid-weight plus in style and very comforting in the mouth, with a glorious display of well-spiced, blueberry, olalliberry, black raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors framed by supportive, ripe tannins. Impeccable balance, finishing with the perfume of lovely Pinot must. Highly drinkable now, but the harmony and tannic backbone predict at least a 2-year life ahead. This beauty is like the gorgeous girl in school you always wanted to date.