Kutch Wines


Jamie Kutch left a highly paid career as a stock trader in 2005 to move to California and pursue his dream of making wine. People thought he was crazy, until the first Pinot Noir he released scored 93 points in Wine Spectator.

Kutch Pinot Noirs are made as naturally as possible. After the grapes are harvested by hand, they are sorted meticulously and moved only by gravity, before being fermented in small open-top containers with hand and foot punch downs using indigenous yeasts. When fermented, the wine is gravity flowed into French Oak barrels, where they age sur lie (on the lees). The vineyard pursues a minimalist philosophy, trying to produce the purest expression of Pinot Noir from a particular place and time.

As with many high-end Californian wines, these Pinot Noirs are only sold through a mailing list, so this is a chance to get your hands on something quite exclusive.

Bohan Vineyard Pinot Noir

Bohan Vineyard, the fruit source for this wine, lies only 6 km from the Pacific Ocean and was planted back in 1972. These are some of the oldest pinot vines in the United States. The resulting wine comes from whole bunch pressing and sees only seasoned oak. It is immensely complex, hinting at cherry, beetroot, blood orange, thyme, mint and rose petal. All of this is carried by ripe tannins and structural acid. Drink this now or hang on to it for years. It’s built to last.


McDougall Ranch

McDougall Ranch is a unique, cool climate site; the vineyard beautifully expresses varietal correctness. Red cherry fruit; floral aromas with hints of mushroom; well-balanced and integrated. Planted in 1998 on a southern slope of graywacke and sandstone. Only 350 cases produced.

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Incredible parcel from Californian pioneer Jamie Kutch. This Chardonnay, sourced entirely from the Bohan vineyard, captures everything we love about California: elegant, balanced and terroir focused.

Santa Cruz Mountains Trout Gulch Chardonnay

Older than Napa Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains offers great wines. Jaime Kutch has given up his career in finance to offer you his version of this delicate wines. The vines of this wine are 40 years old, the production is organic but not certified yet.

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

This wine is a great expression of the Sonoma Coast vineyards. By making wine with minimal intervention, Kutch manages to create Pinot Noir like this that shows genuine site definition.