In 1990, after nearly 15 years of making world-class Bordeaux style wines, Dan and Margaret
Duckhorn embraced their growing passion for Pinot Noir. Their vision for Goldeneye was to craft a
distinctively California Pinot Noir of equal stature to their acclaimed Merlot. After a decade of research and
experimentation, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes in 1997. Since then, the winery has grown to
include three estate vineyards planted to 136 vine acres.