The Tasting Table

An intimate introduction to the Valley’s amazing wines and wineries.

ONE FROM THE CELLAR

In this ongoing series, Sonoma Valley insiders share a special bottle from their personal collections and tell us the stories behind them.

PHIL COTURRI, Winegrower

Legendary Sonoma Valley winegrower Phil Coturri has been growing grapes here for the better part of 50 years. His first vintage was harvested with his father at age 13. That was 1965 and, well, the rest is Sonoma Valley history. Since founding Enterprise Vineyards in 1979, few, if any single person has contributed more to the quality of Sonoma Valley wine and to the local community.

So it should be no surprise that a visit to Phil’s personal cellar is like a trip back in time to the most formative years of Sonoma Valley wine growing.