About  /  Vision

About Vision

DuMOL Winery tractor in vineyard

Back in 1996, as latter-day pioneers in the Russian River Valley, we had the privilege to plant and partner with many of the most distinctive cool-climate vineyards in this magical wine-growing region. Over the years, we discovered inspiring, singular sites beyond the Russian River Valley that translate into our diverse portfolio of small-lot wines.

Now, more than 20 years later, we continuously hone our farming and our craft, working as precisely and honestly as we can to translate each vineyard’s “site signature” into wines of depth, intricacy, and tremendous purity – a blend of Californian depth and European clarity.

Our goal is a lightness of touch, an intimacy with the fruit, a fluidity. We want to capture the feeling we get from having worked with a site for decades.

About Team

We live the wine. It’s not just a vocation. It’s very much who we are. Both livelihood and passion. It’s what gets us up in the morning. This is a project that comes from who we are and what we love.

About Press

There’s tremendous personal satisfaction in creating wines that inspire contemplation – and we are encouraged by the feedback our efforts have garnered.

Where the Wild Things Are

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Andy Smith has been the viticulturalist and winemaker at DuMOL for 20 years. His crafting of the Chardonnays and Pinots has edged notably towards a more elegant and refined style over the years.

Download PDF

Brilliance from Sonoma

Jeb Dunnuck

Stylistically, Smith makes a fresh, vibrant style of wine, yet I never find them lacking for depth and or texture....[The] Chardonnays... are made in a reductive, age-worthy style and the clear majority have distinctly Burgundian profiles... [and] the top Pinot Noirs are certainly up with the crème de la crème of the region. ...DuMol also produces a handful of world-class Syrahs, as well as one of the top examples of Viognier coming out of California. Both the 2015s and 2016s reviewed here are terrific wines...

Download PDF

Sonoma's Stellar 2016s

by Antonio Galloni

My tasting at DuMOL was one of the highlights of my January trip to Sonoma…2016 and 2015 are fabulous back to back vintages at DuMOL. This range is seriously impressive.

Download PDF

Wine-Pages.com

Tom Cannavan

An unusually refined marriage between the glorious ripeness and sweetness of fruit from California, and the restraint and finesses one might expect from a classic European region.

View Full Article  

Washington Wine Blog

Dr. Owen Bargreen

The current releases by DuMOL were outstanding across the board. One of the great California Chardonnays that I have tried in the past year...

View Full Article  

BBC Scotland

by BBC Scotland

Andy Smith once swam competitively for Scotland; now he’s making Napa Valley wines drunk by royalty and presidents.

View Full Article  

Vinography.com

by Alder Yarrow

...some current wines from DuMOL, a winery in the Russian River Valley that has long employed the talented Andy Smith as winemaker...

View Full Article  

Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews

by Elaine Brown

Smith has agreed to spend the day driving me through DuMOL vineyards. We’re discussing the region but also his evolution as a winemaker.

View Full Article  

dsadsadsa