Greetings! Thank you for taking the time to read the blog on Dutton Estate Winery. The Dutton Family is absolutley thrilled to take part in Baroness Wine Mountain Tasting experience. Being a small producer within our family’s realm of grapegrowing in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, we will bring to you in Colorado the best wines of our family estate vineyards! As we have been making wines for 13 years, Dutton Estate wines are new to the Colorado market. We will be showcasing our current and newest releases, most of which are rated 90 to 95 points in the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Please take a few moments to read about our family history and our winery.
Joe Dutton, co-owner of Dutton Ranch is dedicated to tirelessly persevering the legacy of world-class grape production his father started in 1964. Joe along with his wife Tracy, relish and savor the myriad of wines produced from the 65 vineyards of Dutton Ranch. Tracy and Joe Dutton established a winery in 1995 as a desire to create a complementary business to grape growing, where they would bring up their three daughters. The inaugural release was two wines – Sebastopol Vineyards Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Now thirteen years into production with their winemaker Mat Gustafson, the wines of Dutton Estate are limited to 4,000 cases, six varietals and twelve vineyard-designated wines. These wines have been available at the winery, to the Dutton wine club members and few select markets. In ramping up production in 2006 and 2007 to sustain demand for its over-sold wines, Dutton Estate is meeting the demand with a larger portion of the single vineyard wines to compliment the growing luxury restaurant wine lists.
The Dutton Estate wine program was formed to produce single vineyard wines. For this program, Joe and Tracy opt for selected estate family vineyards within Dutton Ranch, which Joe vigilantly manages and farms. The results are reminiscent wines of distinctive vineyard locations, microclimates, clone selections and soil types. The wines express their individual site by means of low-input winemaking and articulate the unique terroir of the land. Varietals of sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah are produced to fashionably speak each chosen spot within the coolest, foggiest place in Sonoma County, the Green Valley-Russian River appellation. “Dutton Estate wines are the reflection of our family and our vineyards”.
Since the winery’s inception, Sebastopol Vineyards and Dutton Estate wine production was in a quaint f arm building at the winery’s property located on one of their vineyards in the Russian River Valley. In spring of 2006, a new winery building constructed along side of the old barn is now home for Dutton Estate wines as well as a small number of high-end wine producers. The winery’s permit is a modest annual production of 20,000 cases; the reserved capacity represents a promise of excellence for our growing Dutton Estate wine brand. You are invited to share a taste of our home.
“The passion at Dutton Estate Winery is to produce unparalleled vineyard designated pinot noir, chardonnay and syrah. Creatively working together with winemaker Mat Gustafson, the commitment is to express the terrior from the selected estate family vineyards at Dutton Ranch. With a devoted grape grower and a loyal winemaker, the results are unsurpassed and individually expressed in Dutton Estate wines.”
8757 Green Valley Road – Sebastopol – California 95472 (Tel) 707.829.9463 (Fax) 707.829.5368
Cheers and we look forward to seeing you very soon!
Tracy Dutton, President