When it comes to families whose names are synonymous with Sonoma County farming and vineyards, look no further than the Duttons. If you are a lover of Sonoma Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, chances are you have seen and tasted numerous wines using fruit from Dutton Ranch vineyards, their family farming operation.
The Duttons have been farming in Sonoma County for generations, and now Joe and Tracy Dutton carry on this agricultural heritage with their daughters. Joe Dutton is co-owner of Dutton Ranch, which was founded in 1964 by his parents. Today, Dutton Ranch farms 1200 acres of grapes and 200 acres of apples, all within the Green Valley-Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. You can find fruit from these vineyards in many famed and prestigious Sonoma wines. In fact, there are approximately 100 wineries sourcing grapes from a handful of the 83 Dutton Ranch vineyard sites. Roughly 25 wine producers/wine brands show Dutton Ranch or the name of a vineyard site on their wine label.
The Duttons are also owners of Dutton Estate Winery, where they are able to select fruit from these family estate vineyards and produce their own label. Tracy Dutton oversees the winery operations, and their three daughters, Kyndall, Kylie, and Karmen, are involved with family business, as well. Kylie Dutton is the winery’s National Brand Ambassador and Winemaker’s Assistant. Robert Donnell joined the winery as consulting winemaker in 2017.
At Epiphany, we carry three Dutton Estate wines – each named after one of Joe and Tracy’s daughters: Kylie’s Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc, Kyndall’s Reserve Chardonnay, and Karmen Isabella Pinot Noir. If you are looking for Sonoma wines from great vineyard sources, and from a true Sonoma family – I hope you will give them a try. Cheers!