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  • Really, they'll love your gift, whenever it arrives

    December 20, 2021 15:21

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    It's wine—they'll love it whenever they receive it!

    While the deadline has passed for regular ground shipping to most states, we promise that your gift will be loved no matter when it arrives—it's wine after all! Or, if it's really important to have it arrive before the big day, we do have expedited shipping available. Just choose 2-day (for orders placed before December 21) or Overnight shipping at checkout.

    Looking for a great gift that will impress with both amazing wines and scores to back it up? Look no further than this package, featuring wines that received 95 points or more! 
     

    Wine Enthusiast Picks Trio

    Our top-rated wines from Wine Enthusiast magazine.

    2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay, 95 points
    2018 Emerald Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, 95 points
    2018 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir, 96 points

    Includes gift box, wine notes, and tasting certificate.

    Shipping is 75% off on all gift packages: $6 to California, $7.50 to other Continental US.



    Or, choose one of our other fab gift packages

    With our largest assortment ever of gift packages, you're sure to find the perfect one for everyone on your list. Plus, all gift packages include:

    • Presentation in a handsome gift box.
    • Your special gift message.
    • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
    • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages

    Shop Holiday 2021 Gift Packages



    Go big or go retro...
    with shipping included


    Want to make a big impression? Yes, we have magnums for that. Choose 2 or more bottles from our selection of ultra-limited 2017 single-vineyard magnums, and your shipping is included!*


    If something with a little cellar time that's at its prime for drinking now is more up your alley, we have a very nice assortment of wines from the 2013 and 2014 vintage available. When you order 4 or more bottles of these library wines, your shipping is included.*
     

    *UPS Ground shipping.
     


    Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    The deadline for ground shipping for delivery before Christmas has passed, but you can still get it there with either 2-day or overnight shipping. Or, send it ground for a New Year's present!

      Christmas
    2-day December 21
    Overnight December 22

     

     



    Have a very happy holiday, everyone! 
     

    Your friends at DG


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Order TODAY to have your gift received before Christmas!

    December 13, 2021 15:21

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    Order today to have your gift received by Christmas
    for shipments beyond California 

     

    Today is the last day to order to have your gift (traveling beyond California) received by Christmas. We're running low on some gift packages, but have all available as of now, so don't delay!



    Great duos sure to please
     

    Know a big Dutton Ranch fan? Dig deeper with our exclusive package which features two of our favorite small-lot bottlings from the famed Dutton Ranch. 

    For all the Pinot geeks on your list, explore our farthest reaching cool pinot sites in this package, which takes a walk on the wilder side.  

    All gift packages deliver in a gift box and include wine notes and a tasting certificate.

    Dutton Ranch Single-Vineyard Duo   Coastal Extremes Pairing

     

    Love Dutton Ranch and want to bump it up a notch? Choose these single-vineyard bottlings from two of their luscious Green Valley sites.

    2018 Walker Hill Vineyard
    Chardonnay
    2018 Emerald Ridge Vineyard
    Pinot Noir

    $115

     

    We produce vineyard-designated pinot noirs along the Northern California coastline from Marin to Mendocino. Check out the extreme sites in this package.

    2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir,
    Marin County
    2018 Docker Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir,
    Mendocino County

    $135

     

     



    Let us make your gift giving easy! We've put together our largest assortment of gift packages this year. But if you're not finding exactly what you want, we're also happy to customize your gift packages for you. In addition to the delicious wine, all gift packages include:

    • Presentation in a handsome gift box.
    • Your special gift message.
    • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
    • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages

    Shop Holiday 2021 Gift Packages



    They'll remember you all year
    with a gift membership from DG!

    Want to keep that holiday feeling going all year long for a great friend, family member, or associate? Gift a wine club membership and you're guaranteed to be remembered with a smile all year long. 

    Just choose the type of membership you want to give, how long you want it to last, and provide the lucky recipient's shipping information, and you're all set! All membership perks are extended to both you and the gifted member, including VIP visits and complimentary tastings in our tasting room, club pricing on all your wine purchases, and invitations to fun members-only events. 


     

     


    Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    As we're sure you've heard, shipping companies are inundated even more this season, so we recommend ordering before these dates to ensure your packages arrive before the holidays. But even if your gift arrives after that, we promise they'll still love it!

      Christmas
    Ground December 13
    2-day December 21
    Overnight December 22

     

     


    Our warmest holiday wishes to you and yours!

    Your friends at DG


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • For the Pinot or Chardonnay lover on your list | Schedule a virtual tasting for the season!

    December 7, 2021 15:21

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    Happy H0-Ho-Holidays!
     

    The holiday season is officially here, whether you were ready or not. Don't fret, we are here to make your gift giving as easy as a click of the button or dial of the phone. With our bigger-than-ever assortment of gift packages for 2021, there's sure to be one that's perfect for everyone on your list. 

    Need to give a lot of gifts? We have a simple spreadsheet you fill in with the names and addresses, and we take it from there. Want to include your own special card? Yes, we can do that, too. Have something else in mind? We are always flexible and happy to work with you so you get exactly what you and your recipients love.



    For the Pinot Noir or Chardonnay lover on your list

    Have someone on your list who drinks only one type of wine? We've gathered three of our favorite bottlings from our two most popular varietals into gift packages that they're sure to love.

    Pinot Noir Exploration   Chardonnay Three Ways

     

    Explore the varying nuances among these three single-vineyard expressions, each from a different Northern California appellation.

    2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Pinot Noir
    2018 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir
    2018 van der Kamp Vineyard Pinot Noir

    $198

    Includes gift box, wine notes, and tasting certificate.

     

    The quintessential Queen of grapes, we bottle three different single-vineyards of Chardonnay to showcase its many-sided nature.

    2019 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay
    2018 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay
    2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay

    $155

    Includes gift box, wine notes, and tasting certificate.

     

     



    Need to get started on your holiday gifts? We're here to help! We've put together our largest assortment of gift packages this year. But if you're not finding exactly what you want, we're also happy to customize your gift packages for you. In addition to the delicious wine, all gift packages include:

    • Presentation in a handsome gift box.
    • Your special gift message.
    • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
    • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages

    Shop Holiday 2021 Gift Packages



    Gather Virtually with some DG wine

    If you can't get together in person with everyone you'd like to this season, we'd love to help make your virtual gatherings fun. Just choose your wines (or we can help you select a great flight), and contact us to coordinate the date and time for your virtual tasting, where we'll share stories about the vineyards, the area they're from, and what makes them special for us. 

     


    Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    As we're sure you've heard, shipping companies are inundated even more this season, so we recommend ordering before these dates to ensure your packages arrive before the holidays. But even if your gift arrives after that, we promise they'll still love it!

      Christmas
    Ground December 13
    2-day December 21
    Overnight December 22

     

     



    We hope your holiday season is off to a warm and wonderful start! May your month be filled with family and friends, and happy memories in the making. Thank you for letting us be part of that and bringing DG into your home! 

    Your friends at DG


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Harvest memories and feelings | Library gift package for the discerning wine lover on your list

    December 1, 2021 15:21

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    Steve and Dan, 2000 (with our original wine label)
     

    Harvest Memories and Feelings


    One of the many things that makes this craft I get to ply so absorbing is that each vintage is not merely about the wine, and the hedonic qualities of that year. All that has happened for both a wine and the humans who touched it, from budbreak until it is enjoyed in your glass, is condensed into each bottle from that year’s offerings, and morphed by your state of mind while consuming it. Each vintage I drink brings me to memories and feelings. Just a few below:

    1993 for me will always be the vintage Jamie was born, June 11 (2 weeks late, because he always loves and lingers wherever he happens to be, and has ever since); also making La Crema at huge Vinwood that year; a long, cold vintage; big crop, chardonnay rot, La Crema “Grand Cuvee”; Loie bringing our baby boy to the winery so he could see his daddy at midnight (when she finally got off work herself!).

    1994- Jess buying the bankrupt Laurier facility for La Crema – cool, perfect ripening season (clueless but determined winemaker); rain in September – special fruit in October; insanely busy Steve Dutton driving trucks for the ranch, using my sweet office or my car while waiting for his fruit to be processed; tasting the ‘94s with Jess and Tom Selfridge during incessant January (1995) rains; creating “Hartford Court” from some of those (still) great wines; fleeing floods while doing blends with dear Tom Milligan; our brilliant daughter Emily being born the only day it didn’t rain that month, 1/11/95 (and like the ’95 vintage, concentrated and mighty).

    1998 – the first (stealth) year of Dutton-Goldfield; Rod Berglund crushed our Pinots as a favor, Steve brought the fermenters up our driveway on his loader; the kids complained that we paid too much attention to the fermenters, not enough to them; Steve and I proudly sweeping up under our (perfectly straight of course) few rows of barrels at Windsor Oaks at 2 a.m.; Loie’s Dad Marnie falling down the concrete steps right on his head there, before he knew he had Parkinson’s.

    2010 – crazy cold/ hot / cold / hot year, lots of fruit lost; sorting Freestone at 102 degrees in late September and getting yelled at by winemaker at custom facility for going too slowly and wasting dry ice (no change occurred in speed or dry ice usage by still determined, but not so clueless winemaker) – still one of my favorite wines to show off. Sorting to the Giants first World Series win that year.

    Every vintage since my first in 1985 at Mondavi brings its memory flood of friends, weather, challenges, fears, lessons, bike rides, post-harvest mountain climbs, mentors.

    2021 has been an intense harvest. The fruit was truly wonderful, producing wines of plush opulence, great phenolic ripeness, and a great sense of place. It was a great blessing after the fire blowout for pinot in 2020. It was also a year of stress with the drought, and difficulty in production with the travel restrictions of Covid eliminating foreign interns.

    But for me 2021 will be Johnny’s harvest. Our dear friend Johnny Gonnella left us on November 20. He moved on with the love, courage, dignity and support with which he lived. He brought out the best in each of us.

    Johnny and his family—the Gonnellas, Negris, Rossinis (our dear Marianne and Barbara at DG), Calvis—are at the core of our special town of Occidental. To partake of their love, support, acceptance, great times, and great nature has been a huge blessing in my life and I think part of the soul of our little winery: Valerie making sure we were part of the firefighter fundraiser every year, for which Johnny cooked about a million chickens a year, or Steve checking out Johnny’s pot operation in the hills a few years back—both of them multigenerational locals who so care about this place.

    This sharing is not a sad one, though Johnny will be deeply missed and always loved. It is about the independence of spirit, hospitality, community caring, and love of fun that I so cherish in this place I get to live. For as long as I’m able to drink the truly exceptional 2021 vintage I will think of the challenges of the Covid year, the vagaries of my personal life, the pleasures of Jamie and Emily’s lives, the weather patterns; but mostly I will toast to Johnny, who so embodied our community.

    Wines can be like Hogwarts memory potions to concentrate and recreate the feelings of life experience (remember the pensieve?). And just because as a consumer you weren’t part of a given wine’s early evolution doesn’t preclude reflecting on the sweep of time in which this simple drink has been crafted and aged alongside you. For me I remember the spring of the 1969 Burgundies; the hail, but amazing wines from there in 1971; or my life when I bought my first amazing 1978 Napa Cab; that 1969 DRC Richebourg, bought in Jersey in 1977 and drank by a fire, melting with my brother in Vermont that fall—that bottle has seen a lot!

    All of us have our stories in our lives. Stories that come back to the people who were there, and the excitement, anticipation, absorption, beauty and love we shared.

    I am grateful for the freedom I am given to pursue this craft, and the deeply caring community that makes it possible, both my professional colleagues and our family of DG customers. I am so struck by the number of humans who have an essential part in bringing each and every bottle of wine to whomever gets to drink it.

    Craft, at its best, is a human interplay, continuation, perpetuation of nature. It is like the Greek allegory of Zeus and Prometheus creating humans from clay, and Athena breathing life into them; but once created they are their own beings with their individual, self-guided trajectories. Wine is so like that—it is certainly not yours once it’s in the bottle. And more importantly for me, it is not the wine itself, but the feeling that wine helps elicit in people sharing it together that makes it special. The more evocative the wine, the greater it may help to enhance your experience, but it has no value in and of itself. The possibilities for sharing are infinite. May they be beautiful and bring people together.

    True art only really exists in the (universal) mind. The physical execution of a vision is what I think of as craft. The best executed craft, whether in writing, poetry, music, cabinetry, painting, inspires the creative inspiration that is art in the mind of another. It would be an honor for us at Dutton-Goldfield to be any small part of enhancing your artistry, love, togetherness and feeling of connection in this world we share.

    Love,

    Dan
     


    Another look to the past...
    2014 Trio Gift Package

    We really loved the 2014 Pinots when we tasted them just before harvest. They are at that perfect place where they've gained depth, breadth, and some savory notes from a few years in the bottle, while still retaining their core of vivid fruit. We've selected three of our favorites from the vintage for this gift package.

    Raiding the Library: 2014 Trio Gift Package

    2014 Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir
    2014 Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir
    2014 McDougall Vineyard Pinot Noir

    $225

    Includes gift box, wine notes, and a tasting certificate.
    Plus 75% off UPS ground shipping: $6 to California, $7.50 to other continental US states

     



    Need to get started on your holiday gifts? We're here to help! We've put together our largest assortment of gift packages this year. But if you're not finding exactly what you want, we're also happy to customize your gift packages for you. In addition to the delicious wine, all gift packages include:

    • Presentation in a handsome gift box.
    • Your special gift message.
    • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
    • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages

    Shop Holiday 2021 Gift Packages



    Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    As we're sure you've heard, shipping companies are inundated even more this season, so we recommend ordering before these dates to ensure your packages arrive before the holidays. But even if your gift arrives after that, we promise they'll still love it!

      Christmas
    Ground December 13
    2-day December 21
    Overnight December 22

     

     


    Yes, it is December already!

    We're not sure how it happened either, but we've got what you need to help stop time and capture it in a memory. 

    Your friends at DG


     

     
     
     
     
     
  • Our Thank You to you: Restaurant pricing on our Dutton Ranch wines extended for 1 week!

    November 23, 2021 15:21

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    We are thankful for you!

    As we head into Thanksgiving, we're pausing to reflect on all that we're grateful for this past year. Certainly having a fire-free harvest and fall rains to top off our reservoirs is nice, but on the top of our list is all of YOU! Many of you have been supporting our family winery since we started selling wine about 20 years ago—we are honored and humbled by your unceasing loyalty. It makes us smile to know that our wines have helped create some of your happy memories. We love where we live, and to be able to create and build something that shares a little piece of that in a tangible way.

    It always comes back to the people, and every bottle of wine we craft has the fingerprints of everyone here at DG, from Steve growing the grapes and Dan heading up the transformation into our favorite magical liquid, to the harvest interns and winery production team, to everyone in our tasting room and office who assist our fabulous end consumers (plus, we are all big parts of that fan group!). We are a small but mighty team and are thankful that your support allows us to be part of doing something that we love.

    When we pondered the best way to show our appreciation, we thought of the amazingly positive feedback we received to our Restaurant Pricing special. So, we're opening it back up for one week, as our gift to you. Thank you! 
     

    Restaurant Pricing on our
    Dutton Ranch Chardonnay & Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir
    through November 30!

    2018 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay - The nose is lively with Meyer lemon, green apple, tangerine, with a lovely gardenia floral accent. In the mouth, the lively/creamy dance continues in a beautifully balanced way, with vivid citrus notes leading the way, rounded out with Fuji apple, pear, and a little mango at the end. The finish is long and bright, lingering with a fresh yet rich key lime pie note. 

    2018 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

    12-bottle case

    Wine Club:  $264 ($22/bottle)
    Mailing List:  $348 ($29/bottle)
    6-bottle case
    Wine Club:  $162 ($27/bottle)

    Mailing List:  $186 ($31/bottle)

     

    2018 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir - Succulent mixed berry pie laced with baking spices leads the nose. The blueberry, raspberry, and boysenberry are interlaced with pretty lilac and violet notes, along with a little redwood duff. There’s a plush feeling to the wine, even from the aromas, which is confirmed in the mouth. It has that wonderful quality of richness without heaviness, with the sweet berry pie flavors rolling out on a layer of silk. 

     

    2018 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir

    12-bottle case

    Wine Club:  $300 ($25/bottle)
    Mailing List:  $408 ($34/bottle)
    6-bottle case
    Wine Club:  $180 ($30/bottle)

    Mailing List:  $216 ($36/bottle)

     

    Plus, $10 flat rate UPS ground shipping per case!

    No other promotions or discounts may be combined.

     



    We hope you have a love-filled weekend and have much to be thankful for as well.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Your friends at DG:
    Steve, Dan, Valerie, Marianne, Brittany, Greg, Brad, Barbara, Alex, Lisa, Lorie, Nico, Lara and Michael


     

     

     

     

     

  • Give the gift they really want - Wine!

    November 17, 2021 15:21

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    Gifts every wine fan will love!


    For the 2021 holiday season, we've put together even more gift packages that the wine fan on your list will love—which, if your list is like ours, pretty much covers everyone.



    May we suggest...
    Wine Spectator Selections 3-pack

     

    Looking for a gift for someone who follows Wine Spectator? This gift package features our top-scoring wines from the magazine:

    2018 Deviate Pinot Noir, 93 points
    2018 Emerald Ridge Pinot Noir, 93 points
    2018 Redwood Ridge Pinot Noir, 93 points

    $198

     



    In addition to the delicious wine, all gift packages include:

    • Presentation in a handsome gift box.
    • Your special gift message.
    • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
    • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages

    Shop Holiday 2021 Gift Packages

     



    Need to send more than a few gifts?

    Are you looking for distinctive gifts with a story to thank your clients, colleagues, or associates this holiday season? We'd be honored to have you give Dutton-Goldfield wine!

    We also make completing your list a snap: just provide your address list, gift message (or personal cards we will insert), choose your packages, and we handle it from there. Email Valerie at valerie@duttongoldfield.com for more information or to place your order. 

     


     

    Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    As we're sure you've heard, shipping companies are inundated even more this season, so we recommend ordering before these dates to ensure your packages arrive before the holidays. But even if your gift arrives after that, we promise they'll still love it!

      Thanksgiving Hanukkah Christmas
    Ground NA November 19 December 13
    2-day November 19 November 24 December 21
    Overnight November 22 November 25 December 22

     

     


    Happy Holidays!


    Your friends at DG


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Let DG help you make the holidays bright!

    November 4, 2021 15:21

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    Holiday Gifting with Dutton-Goldfield!


    FThinking about the holidays yet, and how to thank your clients, colleagues, and associates this season? You can make their holidays extra bright witha gift of wine from Dutton-Goldfield! Whether you need to send one present or hundreds, we'd love to help you with gift packages that will delight your recipients.

    You can choose one of the gift packages we've created for the season—from white wine or pinot pairings to library trios, and everything in between—or we'd be happy to work with you to create your own. We make the process so easy: Just provide us with your address list and gift messge, and we take care of the rest! Plus, in addition to the delicious wine, your gift includes:

    • All 2- and 3-bottle gift packages are presented in a handsome gift box (a limited number of 4-bottle gift boxes are available for custom orders).
    • Your special gift message.
    • A certificate for a complimentary tasting for 4 people at our tasting room—an added $120 value. 
    • UPS Ground shipping at 75% off—that's just $6 to $7.50 for our 2- and 3-bottle packages
       


    Wine Enthusiast Picks Trio

     

    Shop Holiday 2021 Gift Packages

    You can also give us a call at 707.823.3887 or email Valerie at valerie@duttongoldfield.com for more information, or if you're sending more than a few gifts and want to save even more.

     



    Magnums and Library Wines for the Holidays

     

    Looking to make a statement with a big bottle, or need a little extra for your holiday table? Or do you want a wine with a few years of cellaring on it for yourself or to give? In addition to our gift packages, we're also offering UPS Ground shipping included on purchases of 2 or more bottles of our 2017 magnums or 4 or more bottles of our Library wines


     

    Important Holiday Shipping Deadlines

    As we're sure you've heard, shipping companies are inundated even more this season, so we recommend ordering before these dates to ensure your packages arrive before the holidays. But even if your gift arrives after that, we promise they'll still love it!

      Thanksgiving Hanukkah Christmas
    Ground November 15 November 19 December 13
    2-day November 19 November 24 December 21
    Overnight November 22 November 25 December 22

     

     


    Happy Holidays!


    Your friends at DG


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Harvest 2021 ends with a wild, stormy soaking | Wine for your Thanksgiving table

    October 25, 2021 15:21

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    The 2021 harvest is officially a wrap!


    Devil's Gulch Chardonnay officially ends our 2021 harvest season

    We brought in our last fruit of the 2021 season on October 19, with our Devil's Gulch Chardonnay and last old block of Devil's Gulch Pinot Noir wrapping things up for us. The next day, Mother Nature officially ended harvest for everyone in the area with the first of a series of rains, culminating in our big downpour and crazy winds this weekend. Over the 24-hour period from Saturday night to Sunday night, most of Sonoma County clocked in over 7 inches—in many places, it was nearly as much as we received for the entire 2021 rain season! Today as we write this, the sky is a sparkly blue, and the small lakes created over the weekend are starting to dry in the sun. 

    The only casualty from the early rainstorm was our Syrah, which didn't get ripe before the rains came. So, sadly, we won't be producing our Happy Ending port-style wine this vintage. We'll see if we can get Dan to release some from our library to share with you this holiday season to make up for it!
     


    Thanksgiving favorites for your table...
    with shipping included!

     

    Speaking of holidays, everyone's favorite one is just around the corner! To celebrate, we've put together a special Thanksgiving 3-pack of wines that match perfectly with your turkey and all the sides. This year, we're venturing to Marin County for our favorites package. These wines from the chilly climate of Marin have the brightness that makes them lively companions from the first course to the mains. 
     

    Thanksgiving Trio Package

    2018 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling
    2018 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay
    2018 Azaya Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir

    $129 - includes shipping!

    Wine club members save even more! Join today to harvest all the rewards of membership.

     


    Happy Halloween! With the harvest season behind us and the weather cooling, it's a quieter time in wine country. Aren't you due for a visit? We're still tasting on our patio on nice days, as well as inside our cozy tasting room. We'd love to see you here soon!
     

    Your friends at DG

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The 2021 harvest is almost a wrap!

    October 8, 2021 15:21

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    The 2021 harvest is almost a wrap!

    After a non-stop seven weeks, we are finally relieved to get a bit of a breather today from the fruit avalanche, with only our tiny half ton of Devil's Gulch Gewürztraminer coming in. It was a Devil's Gulch week all around, with Mark Pasternak delivering his beautiful, and relatively bountiful, pinot in three lots on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (nice looking cluster, Mark, and we love the pig suspenders!). That leaves just one block of Devil's Gulch pinot, along with the chardonnay, yet to be harvested. After those, only the late harvest syrah we're bringing in to make our port-style Happy Ending will be left on the Dutton-Goldfield grape incoming spreadsheet. Whew!

    While we wrap up the last of the incoming, we are also beginning the fun magic of transforming the grapes to the end product we all love. While some lots, like our Rued Chardonnay, are left to ferment with their indigenous yeast (or "feral," as Dan likes to call it), we innoculate others to ensure that fermentation happens without issues—no one likes a stinky, stuck fermentation. Here we are brewing up a batch to add to our Walker Chardonnay barrels, mixing the powder with wine from the barrel to hydrate it. We even got Dan into the action for siphoning assistance!

     


    Meet the Team: Part 4
    Marianne Luzaich

    We continue our series showcasing our amazing DG team with one of our longest-tenured mates, the seemingly one-degree of separation from pretty much everyone in West County: Marianne Luzaich!

    Marianne is our Office Manager and is the hub of all things DG. She has to know everyone’s jobs enough to fill in, and is the first line of customer service. Chances are, most of you have had the opportunity to chat with her, as she is primary person who answers the phones and handles the general email box. She’s been here over 11 years, has a great attitude—always happy, always smiling (that was actually a quote from one of her references when we hired her, and they couldn't have been more spot-on)! We are so lucky to have Marianne on our team—we couldn't do it without her in the DG family. 
     

     


    There's still time to get your 2017 magnums, with shipping included
     

    We're excited to share our magnums from the beautifully balanced and age-worthy 2017 vintage. The wet winter got the vines off to a healthy start, then the generally cool summer and warm harvest season gave us strong vines and canopies, and a long hang time. The wines showcase Dan's winemaking style perfectly: purity of fruit with a strong reflection of each individual single-vineyard site. These wines are delicious now, and will also age gracefully for at least a decade. We produce only a limited number of bottles of magnums each year, so supplies are limited.

    Orders 3 or more magnums and receive UPS Ground shipping included!


    Available 2017 Magnums

    2017 Pinot Noirs Retail Price
    Angel Camp Vineyard, Anderson Valley $156
    Azaya Ranch Vineyard, Petaluma Gap $156
    Deviate, Sonoma Coast $164
    Devil's Gulch Vineyard, Marin County $164
    Docker Hill Vineyard, Mendocino County $156
    Emerald Ridge Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $156
    Fox Den Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $156
    Freestone Hill Vineyard, Russian River Valley $164
    McDougall Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $156
    Redwood Ridge, Sonoma Coast $156
    Van der Kamp Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain $156
       
    2017 Chardonnays  
    Rued Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $130
    Walker Hill Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $120
       
    2017 Zinfandel  
    Morelli Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley $120

     

     


    Here's to a great end to the 2021 harvest!

    Your friends at DG

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Bigger is better! Get your 2017 Magnums with shipping included | The fast-paced harvest continues

    September 23, 2021 15:21

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    Bigger is better!
    Our 2017 magnums are now available, with shipping included

     

    We're excited to share our magnums from the beautifully balanced and age-worthy 2017 vintage. The wet winter got the vines off to a healthy start, then the generally cool summer and warm harvest season gave us strong vines and canopies, and a long hang time. The wines showcase Dan's winemaking style perfectly: purity of fruit with a strong reflection of each individual single-vineyard site. These wines are delicious now, and will also age gracefully for at least a decade. We produce only a limited number of bottles of magnums each year, so supplies are limited.
     

    Orders 3 or more magnums and receive UPS Ground shipping included!


    Available 2017 Magnums

    2017 Pinot Noirs Retail Price
    Angel Camp Vineyard, Anderson Valley $156
    Azaya Ranch Vineyard, Petaluma Gap $156
    Deviate, Sonoma Coast $164
    Devil's Gulch Vineyard, Marin County $164
    Docker Hill Vineyard, Mendocino County $156
    Emerald Ridge Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $156
    Fox Den Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $156
    Freestone Hill Vineyard, Russian River Valley $164
    McDougall Vineyard, Fort Ross-Seaview $156
    Redwood Ridge, Sonoma Coast $156
    Van der Kamp Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain $156
       
    2017 Chardonnays  
    Rued Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $130
    Walker Hill Vineyard, Green Valley of RRV $120
       
    2017 Zinfandel  
    Morelli Lane Vineyard, Russian River Valley $120

     


     

    The fast and furious harvest continues

    It has been quite the non-stop harvest this year. Usually, we start in early September, then have a bit of a slower time until about the third week, when we pick up again and continue through October. This year, we've been going full-tilt since we began on August 27. Yesterday we brought in our Putnam Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast that's pictured here. That leaves us with just a few vineyards still waiting to be picked, including the typically last-in-line sites of Devil's Gulch and Docker Hill. As of now, all our remaining vineyards are on the schedule to come in over the next week, meaning we could be wrapped up by the end of September—whew! No wonder they're so tired over at production.

    Beautiful Putnam Pinot grapes in the bin, and heading to the sorting table (click to see the action)



    Gift a DG Club Membership 

    We've been getting quite a few wine club gift memberships coming through lately. What a great way to celebrate an anniversary, say thank you to a friend who's been there for you this past year, or recognize your favorite relative's birthday! With a gift membership, you can have it be ongoing, or set it for a specific length of time, and any of our club levels are available for gifting. May we suggest two of our most popular for gifts:
     

    Taste of DG
    Introduce our wines to your recipient with this sampler membership
    1 bottle of each of our single-vineyard wines, with 4 wines per package
    Ships 4 times per year (Winter, Spring, Fall, Holiday) for a total of 16 bottles per year
    10% savings on 1-11 bottles, 15% on 12+
    Average package price: $200 plus shipping and tax where applicable
    Red-only option available


     

    Pinotphiles
    For the Pinot fan on your list, who loves the nuances of this special grape
    3 bottles of each of our single-vineyard Pinots, with 3 different Pinots per package
    Ships 3 times per year (Spring, Fall, Holiday) for a total of 27 bottles per year
    15% savings on 1-11 bottles, 20% on 12+
    Average package price: $560 plus shipping and tax where applicable

     

    Plus, all club members receive VIP service and complimentary tastings, special access to limited wines, invitations to exclusive events, and more!

     


    Goodbye to summer and happy autumn!

    Your friends at DG