Founded by Ed Selyem and Burt Williams, the Williams Selyem Winery released its first commercial Pinot Noir in 1981. In 1998, the Russian River Valley winery was purchased by John and Kathe Dyson who have continued to set a standard for Pinot Noir winemaking. Recently, Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Williams Selyem’s Executive Winemaker, Bob Cabral, the 2011 Winemaker of the Year. Williams Selyem selects grapes from leading vineyards located in the Central Coast, Mendocino County, Sonoma Coast and the Russian River Valley. Williams Selyem’s wine portfolio includes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, late-harvest Muscat and Gewürztraminer as well as Port-styled bottlings from Touriga National, Tinta Cão and Tinta Madeira. High ratings and Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “Editors’ Choice” designation have been awarded to many of Williams Selyem wines, including the 2006 Rochioli Riverblock Vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley); 2007 Late Harvest Muscat; 2004 Flax Vineyard Pinot Noir; and 2004 Precious Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast).