The Walport family settled in the Applegate Valley after the 1994 Northridge earthquake caused a fire destroying their home, but leaving the family uninjured. Bruce and Judy started their journey here with cattle, and after many years, their son Eric left for college. The cattle were sold, and the land rested.
Upon returning home to the Applegate, Eric and his wife Amy purchased their home next door, and started their own journey - to transform their land & the retired cattle ranch into a vineyard.
Owned and Operated by Eric & Amy, Walport Family Cellars produces award winning premium, ultra-boutique wines from their hand curated vineyards nestled in the hills of the Applegate Valley. Depending on varietal, vintage productions run from 40 to 100 cases per year, making each bottle a truly rare & exceptional wine.
Having grown up, and started a family, in the Applegate, the Walport’s are committed to sustainable agriculture and believe that natural farming practices enhance the flavor of, and our relationship with wine. Based on permaculture principles, Eric & Amy have developed a dynamic farming practice to increase the health of the soil as well as the quality of the wine. We believe this dedication is reflected in every bottle.