Back in 1996, as latter-day pioneers in the Russian River Valley, we had the privilege to plant and partner with many of the most distinctive cool-climate vineyards in this magical wine-growing region. Over the years, we discovered inspiring, singular sites beyond the Russian River Valley that translate into our diverse portfolio of small-lot wines.
Now, more than 20 years later, we continuously hone our farming and our craft, working as precisely and honestly as we can to translate each vineyard’s “site signature” into wines of depth, intricacy, and tremendous purity – a blend of Californian depth and European clarity.
Our goal is a lightness of touch, an intimacy with the fruit, a fluidity. We want to capture the feeling we get from having worked with a site for decades.
We live the wine. It’s not just a vocation. It’s very much who we are. Both livelihood and passion. It’s what gets us up in the morning. This is a project that comes from who we are and what we love.
There’s tremendous personal satisfaction in creating wines that inspire contemplation – and we are encouraged by the feedback our efforts have garnered.
January 25th, 2018
Washington Wine Blog
Dr. Owen Bargreen
The current releases by DuMOL were outstanding across the board. One of the great California Chardonnays that I have tried in the past year...
November 29th, 2017
by BBC Scotland
Andy Smith once swam competitively for Scotland; now he’s making Napa Valley wines drunk by royalty and presidents.
September 24th, 2017
by Alder Yarrow
...some current wines from DuMOL, a winery in the Russian River Valley that has long employed the talented Andy Smith as winemaker...
April 15th, 2015
Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviews
by Elaine Brown
Smith has agreed to spend the day driving me through DuMOL vineyards. We’re discussing the region but also his evolution as a winemaker.
January 1st, 2013
Prince of Pinot
by Rusty Gaffney
Since its beginning in 1996, DuMOL has had a stellar lineup of wines which today includes Pinot Noir, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier...