MacMurray Estate Vineyards

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.

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.

Transformed into a world-class vineyard in 1996, MacMurray Ranch quickly became one of the Russian River Read more »

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris Russian River Valley 2016

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    Highly floral aromas of light orange blossom and honeysuckle, light melon and apple. Cool fruit notes, honeyed melon, grapefruit and lime with searing acidity and a tart, fresh finish. Read More

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Select Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015

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    Light plum, cherry and raspberry aromas with a touch of an earthy note, floral mixed berry preserves and even some black fruit notes of black currant. Juicy and firm on the palate, creamy textured and generous with cherry cola notes and thick tannins providing good structure through to the finish of vanilla, cinnamon and licorice. 89 pts Read More

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015

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    Bright red cherry aromas with a light note of cranberry, this is fresh and floral with darkly sweet spice. Soft and mellow note with a zesty mid palate that delivers a bold freshness and a mixture of blueberry and plum spice, more notes of fresh cranberry and lightly textured tannins, a smooth and balanced wine with soft fruit and fall spice tow... Read More

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve Russian River Valley 2014

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    Fresh ripe cherries, star anise, clove and blueberries on the nose. Clean and fresh on the palate, round and full with bright cherry fruit, a bit of heat and a finish of licorice and soft earth. Read More

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast 2014

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    Raspberry and strawberry aromas with a touch of mushroom earthiness and cinnamon spice. Boldly fruity on the palate, this comes with bright cherry and raspberry flavors, is quite spicy with good acidity and a finish of dark earth. Read More

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  • Depends on our definition of reasonable. QPR?Pinot fruit is more expensive to grow, small clusters, prone to bunch rot and makes for more expensive fruit. They don't grow PN in the central valley because it's too hot a climate so no cheap mass production vineyards are available. With that said, Pinot Noir is one of the most misrepresented variet... Read More

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  • Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir Central Coast 2014

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    First glass was drank by itself and it showed all cherry cola. Short and sweet. With food the wine showed more acid and was better, so serve it with food and you'll be good to go. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from ... ... Francis Ford Coppola, MacMurray Estate Vineyards (which sits on the MacMurray Ranch property previously owned by the late actor Fred MacMurray), and one of Sonoma’s most picturesque properties, Chateau St. Jean, are all part of the fabric of modern day Amer... Read More

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  • Macmurray Estate Vineyards Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2014

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    Soft green apple and pear aromas with notes of honey and light floral hints. This is delicate to start, and surprisingly so, but starts to warm up in the mouth imparting more honey-butter notes of white peach, green apple and a fruity, floral finish that does show some restrained oak notes. Read More

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