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Pinot is a Journey



More than any other variety, Pinot Noir has the ability to translate place.  To convey the wisdom of its soil, the tenor of its climate, the emotion of its caretakers.  At its clearest expression, Pinot is a calling to consider what a wine can be. Our calling is to make the best Pinot Noir.

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Wines Overview

Glass of Pinot Noir from MacMurrage Estate Vineyards

Pinot Noir & Cool-Climate Whites

We are dedicated to producing Pinot Noir in its highest expression from our estate vineyards in the heart of the Russian River Valley and California’s Central Coast—two of the most sought-after regions for California Pinot Noir. We also craft a select amount of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, cool-climate white varieties with a unique capacity to thrive in the same exceptional soils as Pinot Noir. 

Estate Winegrowing

Our winemakers collectively bring more than 100 years’ experience to the vineyard and the cellar. Thanks to our cool-climate sites and a lengthy growing season, our estate vineyards produce vibrant, expressive Pinot Noir from a myriad of clonal selections, vineyard aspects, elevations and soils. We harvest and ferment the majority of our vineyard blocks individually to capture the singular character of each site. After aging, we blend across various lots and vineyards to create wines that are a unique expression of a specific region. 

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Vineyards

Our Vineyards

Wondering how to make the best Pinot Noir? Plant it where the variety thrives. Our estate vineyards are located in the Russian River Valley and California’s Central Coast, two of the most renowned cool-climate viticultural regions in the world. Each site is home to critical differences in soil, sun exposure, elevation and other variables that contribute to the ultimate character of our wines. Vintage after vintage, we carefully tend to vineyard blocks to create wines that illuminate the exceptional quality of our vines. 

Del Rio Vineyard

Del Rio Vineyard

Characterized by a warmer climate and a variety of soils, including Arbuckle, gravelly sandy loam and Zamora silty clay loam, this vineyard yields grapes with rich, ripe fruit flavors.

MacMurray Ranch Vineyard

MacMurray Ranch Vineyard

Our extraordinary namesake vineyard was once owned by actor Fred MacMurray, who purchased the land in 1941. Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines are grown here in well-drained loam soils.

Laguna Ranch Vineyard

Laguna Ranch Vineyard

A foggy, coastal climate and Sebastopol Series soil give us Pinot Noir grapes with bright cherry flavors and supple tannins.

Two Rock Vineyard

Two Rock Vineyard

A cool, foggy climate, matched by sandy loam and gravelly clay loam soils, makes this vineyard ideal for Pinot Noir.

Olson Ranch Vineyard

Olson Ranch Vineyard

This phenomenal site is cool and windy, with clay loam over fractured limestone. The Pinot Noir grapes here deliver classic aromas and flavors of red cherry, cola and raspberry.

Legacy

Highlights

Kate MacMurray and Boyd Morrison from MacMurray Estate Vineyard

Russian River Heritage
MacMurray Estate Vineyards is deeply rooted in Sonoma County. Our namesake vineyard, MacMurray Ranch, has been a farmstead since the 1850s, farmed by the Porter family until actor Fred MacMurray bought the ranch in 1941. Fred embraced the rancher’s lifestyle, raising prize-winning cattle and farming crops here for decades, while his children rode horses through the hills. Fred’s daughter—the actress, screenwriter and activist Kate MacMurray—retains an indelible tie to the estate, helping us share the heritage of our namesake vineyard, historic property and celebrated wine.

California Pinot Noir & Estate Winegrowing
Transformed into a world-class vineyard in 1996, MacMurray Ranch quickly became one of the Russian River Valley’s most acclaimed Pinot Noir vineyards.  Today, MacMurray Estate Vineyards has grown to encompass estate vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast, but we continue to honor our roots and the history of the MacMurray Ranch. The original buildings have been faithfully restored, and the 1,500-acre property is home to old-growth oaks, Redwood trees and indigenous wildlife.

Winemaker Boyd Morrison and his team craft our collection of Pinot Noir wines, beginning with our home vineyard and extending to several estate vineyard sites throughout the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast.

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Thank you for your interest in MacMurray Estate Vineyards.

Our wines can be found in our Online Store. If you share our passion for Pinot Noir, we hope you will consider becoming a member of our wine club. Members are among the first to try our new releases and may reserve allocations of our most limited wines. Members also have exclusive VIP access to our historic MacMurray Ranch, which is not open to the general public, and receive invitations to private events at the ranch and across the country. Please take a moment to learn more.

Membership

Join Club 1941

If you share our passion for cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, become a member of Club 1941. Members are among the first to taste new releases and may attend exclusive events at our historic property, otherwise closed to the public.

Club 1941 Benefits

  • Bi-annually choose six or twelve bottles of our extremely limited Winemaker's Block Pinot Noir, as well as other limited-production wines upon release.
  • Enjoy discounts of at least 25% off all MacMurray Estate Vineyards wines and shipping.
  • Be among the first to taste our new releases, and reserve your allocation each spring and fall before the new vintage sells out.
  • Receive exclusive invitations to two events at our namesake vineyard and homestead, MacMurray Ranch, each year. Experience the historic site and meet Kate MacMurray, pending her availability.
  • Receive invitations to events around the country to taste our award-winning wines.
  • Receive updates from MacMurray Estate Vineyards and our Sonoma neighbors, including regional discoveries and highlights.