Portola Valley Breads

The Lehman family, owners of Portola Vineyards, invited members of their wine club to stop by during a open house this afternoon. Debbie Lehman was pouring the newly released, award-winning 2012 Chardonnay as well as the yet to be bottled 2013 Pinot Noir from the barrel. Attendees did not leave hungry – there were a large variety delicious appetizers to nibble on, including fresh artisan breads baked by member Phil Reilly of Portola Valley Breads.

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Philip Reilly bakes distinct variety of artisan breads that he sells at Portola Valley Farmers’ Market

From chemist to patent attorney — to bread baker? Such is the career trajectory of Philip Reilly, the British-born founder of Portola Valley Bread. “A few years ago I took some time off due to some family responsibilities,” he explains as he kneads dough for the weekly batch he sells exclusively at the Portola Valley Farmers’ Market […]

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