Gustafson winery: surrounded by magnificent olive groves
The Gustafson Family Vineyards is the winery at the highest elevation in Dry Creek Valley from where one can see stunning and panoramic views of the Sonoma Lake and the mountains of Mayacamasto the east. The winery is spread over 247 acres and consists of around 20 hectares of noble vines, and an olive orchard that has four different Tuscan varieties. The ecological balance of the region is perfect, and the surroundings feature chanterelle, porcini, deer, wild boar, mushrooms, etc.
The vines grow on volcanic soil
The vineyard is the soul, while the winery is the heart of their company. The soil of the region is volcanic that regulates growth and gives the right complexity to the wines. The microclimate, coupled with the soil, makes the area perfect for growing high-quality, fruity grapes that allow the production of distinct wines with a subtle taste and unique character. The typical grape varietals grown here are Rose of Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Late Harvest Red. These grapes are handpicked and used to produce their superb red, white, dessert, and fortified wines.
Following sustainable principles
Grapes are harvested in the morning and fermented in small batches with manual punches for soft tannins and rich flavor. The red wines age in American and French oak barrels for 15 to 24 months before bottling. It is a sustainably farmed vineyard where all activities are done, keeping in mind the health of the environment and the vines.
The natural wines have a great taste and rightly show the qualities of the rich terroir of the area