Twenty years ago, Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready shared a vision: grow distinctive grapes, produce delicious wine, have fun and make friends in the process. They founded their three-family partnership in 1985 and launched the brand with two wines: estate grown Fumé Blanc and Chardonnay.
In the beginning, only the Murphy family's ranch and the Murphy-Goode Vineyard provided the grapes. Over the years, Murphy-Goode Winery steadily increased production, expanding the winery capacity and augmenting the harvest with fruit from the winery's "grower partners," local farmers and neighbors who shared the Murphy-Goode vision.
Initially the partners custom-crushed their grapes at a neighboring winery; consultant Merry Edwards guided the winemaking. After constructing a modest production facility on Tim Murphy's Alexander Valley ranch in 1987, they hired Winemaker Christina Benz. Chris made fifteen vintages of Murphy-Goode wine before turning the winemaking over to David Ready Jr. in 2001.
In recent years, the winery's focus has shifted from primarily white wine to distinctive red wines, particularly Bordeaux blends. Today, Murphy's three sons oversee the vineyards. Dave Ready's two sons make the wine. With exceptional grapes, inspired winemaking and the guiding values of the founding partners, the Murphy-Goode team is entering a fresh, new era of excellence.
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Bright citrus and lush tropical fruit aromas. Flavors of white peach and honeydew. What"s not to love about this versatile Sauvignon Blanc, with its hint of Semillon for floral notes and its touch of oak for that smoky, intriguing fume personality. From poolside aperitifs to your best friend"s... more
Murphy-Goode is committed to quality winemaking and having fun. We also believe in giving back, and that"s why we are proud to introduce Homefront Red. For every bottle sold Murphy-Goode will donate 50 cents to Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides emergency and financial... more
Cabernet Sauvignon put California vineyards on the map, and our big, bold version comes from winegrowing regions spread throughout the state. Rock-n-roll is big here too, all part of the laid-back, free-stylin' culture. That's not to say things don't get intense-we've got your power ballads, your... more
In Liar's Dice Zinfandel, we've created our most passionate
wine -one that's so luscious and juicy, it'll leave you wanting more.
Our 2010 vintage is a combination of both Dry Creek and Alexander
Valley fruit. The Alexander Valley fruit imparts rich flavors of black
cherry and blackberry jam.... more
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The 2011 Fume was predominately fermented in stainless steel to
retain the expression of bright citrus and tropical fruit aromatics
while the balance was barrel fermented in French and American oak
to increase the mouthfeel and develop lush flavors of white peach
and honeydew melon. The... more
The 2010 Fume was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain the
expression of bright citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was
barrel fermented in French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and
develop lush flavors of white peach and honeydew melon. The Semillon... more
The 2010 California Chardonnay was crafted with fruit from cool
coastal regions of California. This wine opens with aromas and
flavors of red apple, pear and tropical fruits. Streaks of lemon creme
with hints of vanilla entice another sip. This is an approachable
Chardonnay, yet richly textured... more
Inviting aromas of black cherry and thyme deliver a wine with rich flavors of blackberry jam, nutmeg and dark fruit.
Barbecued meats and vegetables are a natural with this Merlot. Try marinated tri-tip or your favorite cut of fresh red meat. Drizzle olive oil on vegetables, sprinkle with sea... more
The wine emanates from coastal vineyards in Monterey, Santa Barbara, and Mendocino counties. Aromas and flavors of black cherry, dried sage, and vanilla with a hint of toast culminate in a great glass of one of our favorite varietals. Serve this one with a cedar plank Salmon hot off the grill with... more
The All In represents our top lots of Alexander Valley Merlot, Cabernet
Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot. These wines are carefully blended
together to create a wine in which we are confident to be fully committed to the pot. There's no blushng here. The dark cherry of the Merlot melds with the... more
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wonderful expression of the
many appellations from which it is derived. Aromas and flavors
of blackberry and cherry with hints of th yme are expressed.
Merlot was folded into the blend to add depth and complexity. more
Unpretentious and fun. Pinot Grigio is a wonderful wine to enjoy on the porch, the backyard, the cul-de-sac, or wherever you may find yourself. A long-lasting crisp wine loaded with flavors of spiced pear, grapefruit, white peach, and just a touch of lemon lime. Enjoy with friends or all by... more
The 2009 vintage was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain
the citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was barrel fermented
in French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and develop flavors of
white peach and honeydew melon. We also use a clone of Sauvignon... more
Like playing poker with friends, the dealer chooses which game
to share. For the 2009 vintage Winemaker David Ready, Jr. chose the Terra a Lago vineyard and the Adam's Knoll vineyard in the Alexander Valley. He loves the play of blackberry and thyme aromas which mix with the black cherry and... more