Updated: Jan 13
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:
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.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Blanc, Syrah, Zinfandel
Average price $55
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!