Founded in Sonoma County in 1985 in a spirit of love and friendship by Tim Murphy, Dale Goode and Dave Ready Sr., Sonoma County’s own Murphy-Goode Winery crafts some of California’s best wines without taking itself too seriously. The story lives on today under the Jackson Family Wines portfolio, continuing a tradition based on a shared appreciation of friendship, hard work, a wicked sense of humor and, of course, a good bottle of wine. Murphy-Goode offers high quality wines from some of California’s great growing regions with the approachable and inviting attitude of Sonoma County. Murphy-Goode is never pretentious, is often irreverent and is about having fun. Because of its consistent quality, the brand has become a favorite wine for consumers everywhere.

People enjoying Murphy-Goode wine while eating cheese

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A Really Goode Job.

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Serious Fun. Serious Wine. Seriously Ready.

David Ready, Jr. grew up appreciating wine, tutored by his father, one of the founders of Murphy-Goode. As a teenager playing in local Minneapolis bands, David aspired to be a musician (more specifically, a rock star). This dream drew him to California, where wine captured his interest once and for all. David worked the crush at Murphy-Goode, where he realized that he had a winemaker’s palate. Working in the cellar also taught him the impact that winemaking techniques have on wine. Looking to broaden his horizons, he joined the harvest in Australia, where he was exposed to new and innovative winemaking methods. Upon his return to Murphy-Goode, he put them to good use as the winery’s Cellarmaster. By 1997, David was named Assistant Winemaker and in 1998 he set the style for Liar’s Dice and the subsequent Murphy-Goode Zinfandels. In 2001, David became Winemaker.

Dave Ready, Jr winemaker at Murphy-Goode