Farming since 1958, winegrowing since 1997, making exceptional Russian River Valley wines. After graduating from UC Davis in 1984, John Bucher returned to Healdsburg to manage the family dairy operation, Bucher Farms, eventually transitioning the herd to an organic dairy farm. In 1997, after two years of researching wine grape varietals, analyzing soils, and talking to neighboring grape growers, John planted the first Bucher Vineyard Pinot Noir blocks for Bucher Farms. Bucher Vineyard consists of 38 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes on 15 distinct blocks farmed by John for Bucher Farms. The organic practices used on the farm and dairy carry over into the vineyard, where John uses sustainable viticulture practices.
Aggies Uncorked Wine Club: Fall 2021
Alum: John Bucher ’84 Proprietor & Grape Grower
5293 Westside Road, Healdsbug, CA