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Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Blog Post UPDATE!

Back when I visited Dutton Goldfield during my 100 Wineries In 100 Days challenge….

I had it on my radar to come back for their Sushi and Wine pairing.


Sushi is my kryptonite.

There was a time, just out of college, I was eating sushi on the daily!


I never think to pair sushi with wine.

I think Italian Food and BBQ when I think wine.


My good friend, Kathy, from @vinstagrape and I love to go on wine adventures at least once a month.

Kathy suggested we have a:



A day to visit both Dutton Goldfield and Dutton Estate.

Sounded fab to me!

As soon as she said Dutton-GOldfield I said…SUSHI PAIRING!!!!

It is well documented in this blog that Pinot is my favorite wine varietal.

Would Dutton-Goldfield’s renowned Pinot be a perfect pairing with Sushi?!?!


Turns out that Dutton-Goldfield works closely with Sebastopol’s Sushi Tozai right down the road.

Together they crafted the ultimate pairing.

Gewurztraminer is paired with a vegetarian Dragon Roll, which is made with tempura yam, green beans, fresh avocado and mango.


Their Pinot Noir cuts through the fatty salmon and avocado of the Alaska Roll.

I highly suggest doing this pairing with a small group.

Kathy and I each had our favorites.

She liked the Unagi with the Freestone Hill Pinot.

I was all about the Gewurtz with that Dragon Roll!

Plan this tasting in advance and call for a reservation!!!


Back to the original blogpost from my 100 Wineries in 100 Days Challenge!

  • Located in Sebastopol. West Sonoma County.

  • Two esteemed Russian River farming families joined forces in 1998.

  • Began with a handshake in the vineyard between long time friends.

  • Steve Dutton, 5th generation grape grower and Dan Goldfield, winemaker.

  • Known for innovative winemaking.

  • Cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are their flagship wines.

  • Their Burgundian wines are true food pairing wines.

  • Don’t let the initial building appearance confuse you;

  • Parking is in back of a hunter-green metal sided warehouse building.

  • A short walk from the parking lot takes you to….

  • A relaxed, upbeat, spacious tasting room and adjoining cheery patio.

  • Forgo the vineyard views.

  • Sampling some serious wines with friends is the full package.

  • Furry friends always welcome.

  • A two-fer: Next door to the Red Car Winery.

  • Open Daily 10:00-4:30; reservations need for groups of 6+.

  • Tastings $20 pp, waived with 2 bottle purchase.

  • Pinot Noir Road Trip: Daily $30 pp waived with 2 bottle purchase, by appt., max 6 ppl.

  • Past, Present, Future: $40 Thurs-Sun.,11:00-3:00, by appt.,max 6. Educ. Pinot & Chardonnay.

  • Sushi and Wine Pairing: $45 pp, Wed-Sun., Sushi with whites and Pinot, max 6.

  • Cheese/ Wine Pairing: $30 pp.daily 10:00-3:00, by appt., Pinot and unoaked whites, max 6.

  • Beast and Pinot Flight: $40pp daily 10:00-3:00, by appt. 4 Pinot with 4 meat dishes, max 6.

  • Wines:

  • Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel

  • Average price $55

  • Dog friendly.

  • Dutton Ranch started with 35 acres.

  • Now there are 80 separate vineyards comprising 1000 acres.

  • Vineyards in Green Valley, Russian River Valley, Marin County, Sonoma Coast and Anderson Coast.

  • Two 2017 distinctive awards:

  • Wine Spectator Top 100 List for Dutton Ranch Pinot.

  • Wine & Spirits Top 100 for three of their wines, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot.

  • Stop by Andy’s Market to pick up some local artisan cheese and organic fruit.

  • Picnic on the spacious patio lounge for a relaxed break.

  • During the winter months enjoy a nice fire in the fireplace curled up on their couch.

  • I really want to try their sushi tasting! Fast forward- I experienced the sushi pairing. Amazing!

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