Our Story

Gustafson Family Vineyards, the highest elevation winery in Dry Creek Valley, enjoys commanding, panoramic views of Lake Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley, and the Mayacamas Mountains, a distance of thirty miles to the east.

The 247 acre estate is home to twenty acres of noble vines, an olive orchard comprised of four Tuscan varieties, with the balance of the estate an ecologic preserve filled with porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, deer, wild boar, and other wild life.

The lean volcanic soils regulate growth and add complexity to the wines. Grapes grown at such high elevations produce wines of elegant and subtle character.

The vineyard is “our soul” and the winery is “our heart”. Vines are tended by hand, gently nurtured from bud break in the spring to harvest in the fall, under the direction of Vineyard Manager and Winemaker, Emmett Reed.

Harvested in the cool morning air, fruit is gently processed, and fermented in small lots with manual punch downs to develop soft tannins and rich flavor profiles.

All red wines are aged from 15 to 24 months in French & American oak and bottled at the winery.

Our dedicated hospitality team is knowledgeable in all phases of the vineyard and winemaking process, a benefit which is shared in our tasting room and with our wine club members. Our tasting room – at the Estate offers an ideal environment for wine enthusiasts to sample our wines and don’t miss out on our estate grown olive oil!

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