Undoubtedly, Murphy-Goode's assembly of partners, family members and winemaking acumen, headed by the very talented Christian Benz, magnificently figure in this winery's success. Whether it be the incomparable quality of this estate's grapes or the intelligent, minimal interventionalist philosophy of Tim Murphy and Dale Goode, this wonderful Sonoma County Estate seems to have the Midas touch. The brain child of two old-time Sonoma County grape growers and friends, Dale Goode and Tim Murphy, Murphy-Goode winery turns out a wide variety of rich, flavorful wines that are marketed by the highly talented Dave Ready and his winery associates. Murphy-Goode draws grapes from three estate owned vineyards in Alexander Valley, as well as select, neighboring sites that are closely monitored by Tim Murphy. Presently, the winery produces a host of award-winning wines: Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. To its credit, and to the benefit of consumers and the environment, Murphy-Goode practices environmentally sound farming techniques, which account for much of the up front, natural appeal of its wines.