Winery Category: Sonoma County Wineries
Dutton Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.
Local Guide Report
Karen is a Bay Area resident and visits the wine country whenever she gets a chance. She is particularly fond of Pinot Noir.
Award Winning Pinot and Chardonnay
Known for their pinots and award winning chardonnays, the Dutton Goldfield tasting room is located off a highway in a warehouse building - in fact you might drive past it before you realize that you’ve gone too far. The winery is a little off the beaten track and not as glamorous as some, but their outstanding wines and comfortable tasting room more than make up for it.
We first discovered Dutton Goldfield when we were searching online for examples of the perfect Chardonnay and Dutton Goldfield had some of the highest scores in all of the wine country. We made the trek to Sebastapol and after sampling a flight joined the wine club on the spot.
Since then, we’ve returned many times and have found that the staff behind the bar are very knowledgable and always happy to help you find a wine that fits your tastes. They might even offer tastings of wines not on the menu if a bottle is open.
The tasting room has a bar and a comfy couch area (sometimes reserved for wine club members only – so join the wine club!) and a nice shaded patio.
As an added bonus, Red Car tasting room is just across the lawn so you can visit another winery without moving the car!
Local Guide Report: Karen Harris — November 28, 2017
Chardonnay?: YesPinot Noir?: YesWine Reviews:
2015 Devil's Gulch Pinot Noir named one of CA's Most Food Friendly Pinot Noirs
JULY 2018: Our Club-Only, "distinctive and nervy" 2015 Devil's Gulch Pinot Noir received top praise in Wine Enthusiast as the perfect companion for almost any meal.
2016 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay Receives 91 pt Rating from Connoisseurs' Guide
JUNE 2018: "... rich yet very concise Chardonnay that capably hits the varietal mark... fine sense of structural solidity... a well-crafted rendering with plenty of potential for age... GOOD VALUE."
Our 2015 Pinots receive several 90+ point ratings from Connoisseurs' Guide!
MAY 2018: "As a bunch, the 2015 Pinot Noirs from Dutton-Goldfield are a bit bolder and more forthrightly ripened than has been the norm, but they universally show the careful balance that has long been a winery hallmark, and we have no complaints with their slightly amplified richness. ..."
Gems from Green Valley of Russian River Valley Awarded 95 Points
MARCH 2018: We are delighted to announce two of our most beloved single-vineyard wines hailing from the heart of Green Valley have received 95 points from Wine Enthusiast. 2015 Fox Den Pinot Noir and 2015 Walker Hill Chardonnay both came out on top.
Striking Gold with Dutton-Goldfield
FEBRUARY 2018: Our wines were featured in cult blog "Bigger Than Your Head" by Frederic Koeppel. "...'Perfect' is not a word one should toss around blithely, but I’ll unlimber it in the case of the Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Freestone Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015..."
Rued Vineyard Chardonnay: "The Chardonnay of the Month, Maybe the Year"
JANUARY 2018: A lovely article written by Katie Kelly Bell of Forbes featuring our beloved Rued Vineyard Chardonnay. "...there are those who bring glory to the grape, who remind us why we loved it in the first place. I would place winemaker Dan Goldfield of Dutton-Goldfield in the glory-making category."
2015 Walker Hill Chardonnay Awarded 91 Points
JANUARY 2018: We just received word that our Wine Club Only 2015 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay was awarded 91 points by Connoisseurs' Guide.
"... attractive mix of precise, ripe apple fruit and mildly spicy, wholly complementary oak... balanced richness... well-focused..."
DECEMBER 2017: Ronn Wiegand generously awarded 4+ Stars to an array of our wines in this issue. Starting with our 2015 Chardonnays which he deemed full of ‘character and grace’, followed by our 2015 Pinot Noirs which he ‘loved at first sip’, and concluded with a nod to our cool-climate ‘works of art’: Syrah and Zinfandel.
2015 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir awarded 92 points and ranking in Wine Spectator Top 100 List
DECEMBER 2017: Our 2015 Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir was the only Russian River Pinot Noir to make the list this year, a distinction we could not be more proud of.
“Well-centered on a mix of cherry, plum and raspberry flavors, elegant and refined, with sufficient tannins to hold attention. Ends with a clean, mouthwatering aftertaste that echoes the fruit and spice notes. Drink now through 2024.” - JL
Dutton-Goldfield makes Wine & Spirits Top 100 List for the 6th time!
OCTOBER 2017: Dutton-Goldfield was celebrated in Wine & Spirits annual publication of the Top 100 Wineries of the World. The magazine highlighted our 2015 Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling, 2014 Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, and 2015 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir.