Donum is a leader in single-vineyard, single-appellation Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our terroir-driven wines reflect the energy and complexity of some of the most celebrated AVAs in Northern California, including Carneros, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley.
Founded in 2001, the Donum Estate is located in the wine region of Carneros. The Estate includes a winemaking facility, a contemporary hospitality experience, an organic farm and one of the largest accessible private sculpture collections in the world – The Donum Collection. With more than 50 monumental works of art, the evolving collection brings together a global community of artists and leading practitioners from 18 nations across 6 continents, including Ai Weiwei, Ghada Amer, Doug Aitken, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Keith Haring and Subodh Gupta.
By focusing our energy in the vineyards throughout the growing season, we are able to harvest perfectly ripe fruit that requires little intervention in the winery. Our philosophy is that in order to let the voice of the land speak through the wine, we must reduce our own impact. For this reason, we use native yeast for fermentation, avoid additives, and ferment in small lots dedicated to specific parcels within the vineyards. We are extremely selective in assembling the final cuvées, using only free-run juice and carefully selecting barrel by barrel only those that are of the best quality.
Donum is certified by the CCOF and ROC for our Regenerative Organic farming practices.