Sonoma County

Our Estate vineyard is one of the highest density vine plantings in North America – 3,630 vines per acre rather than the usual 1,250. Sitting on an east-facing hillside ridge top, the vineyard is planted to rare heritage selections of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, producing grapes that are highly distinctive and contribute to both our Estate and Russian River Valley bottlings.

DuMOL Estate Vineyard

Eastside: Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2004, 3630 vines/acre, Calera & Swan Selections – DuMOL Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir

Westside: Goldridge sandy-clay-loam soils, planted 2004, 3630 vines/acre, Massale Selection – Ryan Pinot Noir

DuMOL Kearney Estate Vineyard

Goldridge sandy-clay-loam soils, planted 2005, 3630 vines/acre, Mt Eden Selection – DuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

DuMOL O’Connell Estate Vineyard

Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2005, 3630 vines/acre, Hyde Wente selection – DuMOL Estate Vineyard Chardonnay

Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2005, 3630 vines/acre, Calera & 943 selections – Finn Pinot Noir

Dutton Ranch

Our close ongoing relationship with Green Valley’s Dutton Ranch provides us with many of our most prized grapes; while vineyards such as Widdoes, Morelli, Gregori and newer plantings Jentoft and Bush are the very best of western Sonoma County viticulture.

Dutton Ranch

Hansen Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2007, 1555 vines/acre, Wente Selection – RRV Chardonnay

Morelli Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 1996, 907 vines/acre, Mt Eden Selection – RRV Chardonnay

Jentoft Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2008, 1555 vines/acre, Hyde Wente Selection – RRV Chardonnay

Bush Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2011, 1555 vines/acre, Calera, Swan & 943 Selections – Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Jentoft Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 2008, 1555 vines/acre, Calera & Swan Selections – RRV Pinot Noir

Widdoes Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-clay-loam soils, planted 1989, 907 vines/acre, Martini Selection – Ryan Pinot Noir

Gregori Vineyard: Goldridge sandy-clay-loam soils, planted 2000, 1089 vines/acre, Massale Selections – Lia Viognier, Jack Robert’s Run & RRV Syrah

Russian River Valley

Exclusive sites in the northern part of the Russian River Valley, a little further from the coast, provide our grapes for Syrah and Viognier. High elevation steep hillside sites such as Hoppe-Kelly and Greywacke feature rocky, iron-rich, weathered volcanic soils that add an extra dimension of structure to the wines allowing them to age effortlessly for a decade-plus.

Greywacke Vineyard

Chardonnay: Greywacke gravel-sand-quartz soils, planted 2006, 1555 vines/acre, Old Wente Selection – Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Pinot Noir: Greywacke gravel-sand-quartz soils, planted 2006, 1555 vines/acre, Calera & Swan Selections – RRV Pinot Noir

Syrah: Greywacke gravel-sand-quartz soils, planted 2006, 1555 vines/acre, Alban Selections – RRV Syrah

Hoppe-Kelly Vineyard

Viognier: Felta gravelly loam, planted 1996, 907 vines/acre, UC Clone 1 – Lia Viognier

Syrah: Felta gravelly loam, planted 2014, 1555 vines/acre, Alban & Syrah Noir Selections – Eddie’s Patch Syrah

Hanna Ranch

Old vines: clay-loam soils, planted 1992, 907 vines/acre, Massale Selection – Finn Pinot Noir

Young vines: clay-loam soils, planted 2007 907 vines/acre, Massale Selection – RRV Pinot Noir

Sonoma

We work with some of the most storied names in Californian viticulture – old vine vineyards such as Hyde, Heintz, Ritchie and Lorenzo for Chardonnay. For Pinot Noir we concentrate on the cool Green Valley and Sonoma Coast areas of Western Sonoma County where ridge top soils, eastern exposures and fog-influences combine to produce grapes that are both delicate and concentrated. Most of these vineyard sites are planted and farmed exclusively for DuMOL, providing critical continuity of sourcing and stability, as well as longevity in our raw grape materials. Vineyards such as Wildrose, Abbott and Joy Road are exclusive DuMOL sites that are not bottled by any other producers. Montecillo Vineyard, planted in 1965, on a steep southwest-facing terraced hillside on the western side of the Mayacamas Range in Sonoma’s Moon Mountain district is a unique site that offers old vine extract, iron-infused brawny, sinewy wines brimming with savory complexity and concentration.

Charles Heintz Vineyard:

Goldridge sandy-clay-loam soils, planted 1982, 726 vines/acre, UC Clone 4 – Isobel & RRV Chardonnay

Joy Road Vineyard:

Wilson Grove sandy soils, planted 2003, 3300 vines/acre, Massale Selection – Connor Pinot Noir

Lorenzo Vineyard:

clay/loam soils, planted 1974, 907 vines/acre, Old Wente Selection – Chloe Chardonnay

Montecillo Vineyard, Moon Mtn:

rocky volcanic deep-red Aiken soils, planted 1965, 907 vines/acre, old/unknown plant material – Montecillo Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Ritchie Vineyard:

Goldridge sandy-loam soils, planted 1972, 726 vines/acre, Old Wente Selection – Chloe Chardonnay

Sonoma Stage Vineyard:

rocky volcanic soils, planted 2000, 907 vines/acre, Calera & Swan Selections – Eoin & Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Wildrose Estate Vineyard:

Goldridge sandy-clay-loam soils, planted 2000, 1382 vines/acre, Dijon Clones – Aidan Pinot Noir