Dunstan was instrumental in helping Region in the beginning, they were extremely kind in taking my calls and helping with getting started when I had annoying questions about wine clubs and all the matrix that goes into a successful wine club... But, most importantly they embody the soul of Sonoma Wine country a small vineyard , limited production and love for the business... I highly recommend going and visiting... Tasting is by appointment and private in the vineyard, give them a call
They are in our cuvee and Grand cru club rotations...
Ellie Phipps Price purchased the Durell Vineyard in 1998 from Ed Durell. Durell, a San Francisco food broker, acquired the land in 1977 with the intent of turning it into a cattle ranch, but began planting grapes instead.
After hiring vineyard manager Steve Hill, the pair focused exclusively on growing premium wine grapes, which they began selling to Sonoma County wineries in 1982.
In 2005, Ellie replanted the 8 1/2 acre Ranch House Block at Durell. This block is dedicated exclusively to Dunstan Wines, producing only a few hundred cases of premium Durell Vineyard wine each year. (Dunstan, 2018)