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  • Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard

    In 2014, we had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the 3-Starrs Vineyard. The team was so impressed with five tons of Chardonnay they had purchased in 2013 from this Eastside Road property that when all 30 acres came up for sale, John jumped at the chance to add it to the Williams Selyem estate portfolio. Now named Lewis MacGregor Estate Vineyard, in honor of John Dyson’s grandfather who first taught him about agriculture by planting tomatoes in their front yard, this ... READ MORE »

  • Drake Estate Vineyard

    What’s good for the apple is good for the Pinot. In 1998, we were fortunate enough to find the Drake orchard directly on the river across from Guerneville. At the time, the property was planted to Rome apples, farmed by Roscoe Drake, who had followed his father into farming. Romes are a late ripening apple well suited to baby food and applesauce, which is what the Gerber company used them for until the plant closed. After checking with the pomology professor ... READ MORE »

  • Vista Verde Vineyard

    The rolling hills of a former cattle ranch outside the town of Hollister in San Benito County are now planted to Pinot Noir. The Dyson's believe this is "a very special area for Pinot Noir and aromatic white wine." John states that the key attributes are climate and soil: a long, cool growing season and rock, gravel and pebbles, laced with calcium carbonate lenses and a lot of lime, promoting good drainage. This vineyard continues to deliver exceptional quality Pinot Noir worthy ... READ MORE »

  • Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard

    In 2002, after several years of negotiations, we were able to acquire one of the last and premier vineyard sites along Westside Road. Seven miles southwest of the town of Healdsburg and half a mile south of the Allen Vineyard, this 51 acre parcel has been our latest estate vineyard development. From the highest elevation, you have beautiful sweeping views of the Russian River and in the opposite direction, you look out across the valley towards Mt. St. Helena. After the ... READ MORE »

  • Saitone Estate Vineyard

    Purchased in 2016, Saitone Estate Vineyard, in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is one of the oldest old-vine vineyards remaining in the Olivet-Piner region, and was originally part of the Nicholas Carriger Estate. Saitone was established in 1895 by Antonio Saitone, and is primarily planted to Zinfandel, but also has small blocks of Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, and Chasselas Dore', and is interplanted with Muscadelle, French Columbard, Muscat, Petit Bouschet, Criolla Mediana and Grand Noir.       Grape Stats Varietal: Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, and ... READ MORE »

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