OUR WINEMAKER, DAVE READY JR.,
IS THE EMBODIMENT OF THE MURPHY-GOODE PHILOSOPHY.
Dave’s sense of humor is as enjoyable as his wines. He is a master of balance–evaluating and integrating each barrel to create a blend that is better than the sum of its parts. He has a knack for smoothing out the edges of each batch to ensure consistent, yet complex wines.
The three friends began their winemaking adventure by creating Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay from the Murphy Ranch and Murphy-Goode Vineyard in Sonoma County.
Both Tim Murphy and Dale Goode were the growers of the team. They helped to pioneer Alexander Valley by bringing wire trellising, broad scale drip irrigation, and leaf pulling to the area. Tim Murphy is also considered the father of Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc. Dave Ready was the marketer of the trio – bringing a fun personality to the winery, which it is still known for today.