Time and place are essential to wine.

Explore the milestones that put Ramey Wine Cellars on a global stage. 

World-Class Wines

We have decades-long relationships and collaborate with other multigenerational winegrowers to craft some of the world’s best wines.
100 points
Hyde Vineyard
100 points
Rochioli Vineyard
World’s Top Chardonnay
Rochioli Vineyard
Wine Enthusiast, 2021
World’s Top Chardonnay
Hyde Vineyard
Wine Spectator, 2019

Agricultural Legacy

Westside Farms, our 75-acre Estate vineyard, has been in use as farmland since the middle 1800s. The vines at Westside Farms run along the banks of the Russian River. Wine Spectator has described Westside Farms’ location as “hallowed ground” for lovers of well-structured Chardonnays. We are proud to continue this long history of agriculture.

Old World Sensibilities

David and Carla Ramey were married in Bordeaux in 1989, while working harvest at Château Pétrus. Together, they founded Ramey Wine Cellars with the vision of crafting classically styled and balanced wines that age beautifully.



Claire and Alan Ramey became co-Presidents in 2021. Decanter greeted the news of Ramey’s status as a multigenerational winery by saying: “its reputation as a touchstone for world-class Chardonnay remains firmly in place… The Ramey family is expected to go from strength to strength.”

Top Producer in Wine Spectator

Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay was featured in Wine Spectator’s Top 50 Sonoma Producers for its “track record of excellence.” This accolade represents everything we’ve learned and accomplished, the Martinelli Family planted Woolsey Road to our exacting specifications.

Winemaking Pioneer

David’s groundbreaking work with indigenous yeasts, sur lies aging as well as malolactic and barrel fermentation yielded a new California Chardonnay that was richer and more lush than previously known. As a result, he created a benchmark style now emulated by many. David says, “I care about what the wine feels like on the palate above all else.”

Honored by Congress

David earned a declaration in the Congressional Record because his “long-time contributions to the winemaking community have shaped the way many wines in the United States are made today.” Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman presented David with the declaration, which will forever be part of American history.