Founded in 1985 by friends Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready, the winery has been embraced by both serious and causal wine drinkers for its exceptional wines.
Murphy-Goode’s home base is the Alexander Valley, a rural agricultural haven in northeastern Sonoma County that is particularly adept at producing great Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, all specialties of Murphy-Goode.
When the winey was established in 1985, founders Tim Murphy and Dale Goode were two of the most important and cutting edge growers in the Alexander Valley. They brought wire trellising, broad-scale drip irrigation, leaf pulling and other modern viticulture techniques to this bucolic AVA. The third founding member, Dave Ready, was the marketing expert of the group-bringing the signature personality to the brand.
Jackson Wine Estates (the group which owns Kendall Jackson wine brands) acquired Murhpy Goode in 2006.