The Donum Estate is both a place and a unique project. In fact, it’s three places. Donum Ranch is a 147-acre property with 45 acres devoted to vines located on gently rolling hills that rise up from San Pablo Bay in Carneros. To the northeast in the Russian River Valley, lies the 16-acre Nugent Vineyard, and further north, lies the 11-acre Anderson Valley vineyard.
The Donum Estate is owned by Winside, Inc., a partnership of five Danish investors, all friends who share a love of fine wines. These five friends farm all three vineyards, which provide provide superlative estate grown fruit for their “ultimate Pinot Noir project.” Based on a Burgundian grand cru model, the program’s goal is to produce the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay possible.