The People Real people making world class wines. Approachable legends. Stewards of the land. Authentic people who identify themselves as farmers who make wine.
The Coast Nearby Pacific Ocean sends on-shore breezes and fog to cool vineyards. Proximity to brisk water creates cooling effect that results in wine textures from structured to silky.
The Fog Fog cools vineyards and develops full flavor maturity of grapes. Cool-climate grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are nurtured by seasonal fog.
The Soil Combination of fractured sandstone and sandy loam create Goldridge soil; ideal for cool climate grapes. Variety of soils foster diversity of wines throughout valley.
Russian River Valley
"What I love most about growing and producing chardonnay in the Russian River Valley is the diversity of the fruit that is grown here. From east to west and north to south, you get completely different fruit, producing different styles of wine, one being lush and rich with texture and the other style being very lean, fruit driven and very lively acid".
- Giovianni Balistreri, Winemaker
Dutton Estate Winery is a charming, family-owned, working winery in the Russian River Valley. Our Spanish-style tasting room and garden is nestled in a 50-year-old chardonnay vineyard and warmly welcomes our guests. We are six generations of forward-thinking Sonoma County farmers, and our guests experience our family's connection with the land which is very distinctive and expresses wines of place. Our high quality wines hail from estate vineyards of Dutton Ranch, which started with Warren Dutton and just four acres of Chardonnay in 1967! Over 25 other wineries produce a Dutton Ranch designate on their label, sourcing fruit from our in-demand vineyards of enduring quality and esteemed pedigree. Dutton Estate Winery is a Sustainable California Winery and a leader in sustainability.
As we celebrate our 26th anniversary, we invite your group to share our small lot wines, charming property, and authentic family Russian River Valley winemaking with our relaxing Garden Wine Tasting or decadent Seasonal Chocolate Pairing.
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