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Winemaking

Dan Goldfield

Dan Goldfield, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Winemaker

Dan is one of Sonoma’s most esteemed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay winemakers. His career stretches from Robert Mondavi to Schramsberg, La Crema, and Hartford Court, and he is recognized for having developed some of Sonoma’s most in-demand vineyard sites. In 2010 he was awarded Winemaker of the Year at the Sunset Western Wine Awards. Today, Dan continues his tradition of making Sonoma’s most esteemed Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays with his work at The Calling.

 

Wayne Dnaldson

Wayne Donaldson, Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker

Wayne has been a leader in the international wine industry for 27 years, beginning as a founding member of Domaine Chandon Australia's winemaking team and then moving to the US, where he was responsible for all Bordeaux varietal brands and all Pinot Noir brands for E&J Gallo. Wayne has been responsible for 21 wines scoring 90+ points across Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Advocate, including a 94 point Wine Spectator score for the Louis Martini Lot I Cabernet Sauvignon ($100).

 

James MacPhail, Associate Winemaker

James is the founder of the eponymous MacPhail Wines. He has deep roots in Sonoma and a long history of success producing high quality, premium wines that have been prominently featured and received multiple 90+ points ratings. Inspired by his father’s encouragement, MacPhail pursued his ambitions of becoming a winemaker in the mid-1990s, working alongside numerous Sonoma County wineries and growers. Through this experience, he honed his craft specifically on Pinot Noir sourced from the Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley. Since 2002, James has produced over 100 different Pinots and Chardonnays with 90+ point scores making him one of only a few members of the 90+/90+ Club in Sonoma County.

 
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