The winemaking at Woodenhead is pure and simple or, if you will, Burgundian done California-style. Our wine is handcrafted from a hard labor of love in tune to the natural rhythm of the land, the water, the air, and the seasons. No mechanical pumping is employed. Inoculated yeast and malolactic cultures, hand punching, basket pressing, French oak, and California fruit is what you get. Small and unique lots are our goal, ultra premium wine is the result.
Woodenhead will be at Pinot Days in San Francisco! The largest annual gathering of Pinot Noir producers in the world!
Fort Mason, San Francisco
Sunday, June 30th from 2-5pm
Over 100 wineries will be tasting, Purchase your
A very informative article on Burt Williams (Nik's mentor) was written up in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL by Jay McInerney on Friday, November 30th. A great read! Plus, HE LOVED OUR PINOT!
Our 2009 Pinot Noir, Buena Tierra Vineyard, Russian River Valley won Best of Class at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair!
Woodenhead won big in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition! Our newest 2010 Pinot Noir “Wet Kiss” won Double Gold. Come in for a taste!
Our 2009 Methode Champenoise Sparkling is delicious! Come enjoy the view and sip some sparkling on our deck! Who knows, you may just have to leave with a bottle or two!
Stop in at our Tasting Room! Tasting room hours are Thursday through Monday, 10:30 to 4:30. The address is 5700 River Road, Santa Rosa, located one mile west of Slusser. There is a nominal tasting fee.
On Saturday, December 22nd, 2012, we lost a member of the Woodenhead family, Yarrow Lubbe. She was a happy soul, with many friends and many interests. Her kindness, energy and enthusiasm for life will be deeply missed. The tasting room shined with her at work, may her star always burn bright.
From this Earth she does pass
Into God’s arms and the Heavens alas
We will surely miss
So we send her this farewell kiss
From all of us at Woodenhead
Enjoy the website and check out our wines. If you have any feedback or questions, we would love to hear from you.
Nikolai Stez - Winemaker
Zina Bower - Marketing & Sales