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DUTTON-GOLDFIELD WINERY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
Dutton-Goldfield Winery began 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. A fifth-generation farmer, Steve grew up with a love of tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the coolest western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s. Today, along with his brother, Steve manages Dutton Ranch, which has grown to over 80 separate vineyards comprising more than 1,000 acres throughout western Russian River Valley. After his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies, Dan replaced a career in research chemistry with a dream of winemaking. He entered the University of California at Davis, graduating with an M.S. in Enology in 1986. He found his passion in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, first as the winemaker at the Burgundian-focused La Crema Winery, and then at Hartford Court, which was created under his direction. Focusing on chardonnay, pinot noir, syrah and zinfandel, Dutton-Goldfield's mission is to craft world-class wines that display the brightness of fruit, complexity, structure and balance that are reflective of our cool coastal home.