Where you’ll taste the full spectrum of this diverse region.
Dutton-Goldfield Winery was founded in 1998 by Russian River Valley locals and longtime pals, grapegrower Steve Dutton and winemaker Dan Goldfield. They specialise in pinot noir and chardonnay, but also produce small quantities of syrah, zinfandel, pinot blanc, riesling and gewürztraminer.
Fruit is sourced from Dutton Ranch – which, confusingly, isn’t a single place but a collection of over 80 small vineyard sites (all owned by Steve) that are scattered around the region. These include sites in the super-cool pockets of the Russian River Valley (including the Green Valley sub-zone), as well as in Marin County, Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley.
The result? Having access to such a diverse collection of the Sonoma region’s fruit means that Dutton-Goldfield wines are a beautiful expression of what the region is capable of. Reliably bright, generous and polished, the wines’ alcohol levels also tend to register on the lower side, which we like.
Steve and Dan are pretty clear on their mission: “to produce world-class wines that display the brightness of fruit, complexity, structure and balance that are reflective of our cool coastal neighbourhood”, and a vertical tasting of Dutton-Goldfield’s pinots (all 12 of them) is all you’ll need to realise that they’re nailing that brief pretty confidently.
On the road? Drop in at their Sebastopol tasting room (right next to Red Car Wines) for a wine and cheese flight and you’ll soon see why the place consistently rates one of the region’s top cellar door experiences.