Back in 1985, around a friendly game of Liar’s Dice, Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready decided to make their love of fine wines official. They began creating Fume Blanc and Chardonnay from Murphy Ranch and Murphy-Goode Vineyard in Sonoma County. Murphy and Goode were growers who helped to pioneer Alexander Valley. They brought wire trellising, broad scale drip irrigation and leaf pulling to Alexander Valley. Tim Murphy is considered a father of Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc. Dave Ready was the
marketer of the trio, bringing a fun personality to the winery that it is still known for today.