BY APPOINTMENT ONLY to visit this winery!
The Donum Estate is tuck in the quiet side of Sonoma, you wouldn’t know about it because even Yelp doesn’t have much information about it. Beautiful vineyard, a barn with chickens running out, some beautiful art works, and a beautiful tasting room.
Anne Moller-Racke the President and Winegrower of Donum Estate came to California in the early eighties and became vineyard manager for the oldest winery for Buena Vista Carneros Winery in 1983. Then 2001 she took over The Donum Estate project. She has truly become a wine grower, sheparding the grapes from vine to bottle. As president, Moller-Racke’s management style inspires a
committed team to work with the utmost pride and care on the ultimate Pinot Noir project. Under her leading and the winemakers here, they produce award winning and outstanding Pinot Noir wines earning over 91-95 points by Wine Spectator and Robert Parker.
3 of their Pinots – Carneros, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley – carry appellations names while the others come from their most prized sites or are a small barrel selection. An estate Carneros Chardonnay completes their Burgundian portfolio.
The Donum Estate is right next to the Stemler Vineyard, doesn’t open to the public, appointment only. We came in and Maggie was the one who hosted us. She was very nice and walked us through the wines, explain anything we asked thoroughly.
If you are a Pinot Noir fan, a Burgundian style, come here, you would enjoy it very much.
They offer 2 wine clubs that you find more information here: thedonumestate.com
1 of my favorite and the best Pinot Noir Burgundian style from Sonoma.
by Manda Bear @1MandaBear