Mutt Lynch Winery
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Mutt Lynch Winery

Russian River Valley

Our Story

Mutt Lynch Winery. Brenda, Chris and their 3 dogs moved to Sonoma County in 1994 and Brenda started to work in cellars in the Russian River Valley. She credits these early years as cellar master with providing the foundation of her winemaking philosophy - harvest beautiful fruit, treat it gently in the winery and keep the winemaking as natural as possible. In 1995, Brenda decided to make her first professional wine, a Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, and Mutt Lynch Winery was born. 

Why The Dog Theme. To this day, people ask Brenda why she named her winery after her dogs. The simple answer has always been "why not". Upon deeper reflection, Brenda would confide that she has never had any personal interest in the pretentious and often stuffy side of the wine business. Quite the opposite. Since her first vintage, Brenda has wanted to make exceptional wine and have fun sharing her wines with friends old and new. Perhaps the inspiration for her winery's name came from a motto Brenda and Chris adapted early in their lives together - 

Apply Dog Logic to Life: Eat Well, Be Loved, Get Petted, Sleep A lot, Dream of a Leash-Free World. - Sark



  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Zinfandel


  • Russian River Valley
  • Sonoma Coast


  • Tours
  • Wine Club
  • Scenic Views
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Winery Dog
  • Gift Shop
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Event Space


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