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Hand-sorting grapes during a crush
Our wine fermenting in the barrels
The final result: ultra premium wine


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.

What's New  

The SYRAH is back! Come in and try our 2012 Syrah from the Dolinsek Ranch of Russian River Valley! Delicious!

Woodenhead has done it AGAIN! Our 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot is featured in the January 2014 issue of Food & Wine! The article "Understanding Pinot Noir from the Groud Up" (pg 64) offers insight from California wine legend Burt Williams and features our 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as a "Regional Star" on the following page!

Ziggy 'The Wine Gal' Eschliman of KRSH put our 2009 Methode Champenoise Sparkling Wine on her 2013 Holiday Wine Picks! YES!
"Crisp, Refreshing, Tasty, Racy, Tart Gravenstein Apple, Sexy, Succulent, Young Pear, Bone Dry." 

A Serious State for American Sparkling: Our French Colombard Sparkling Wine has received a lot of attention lately for it's unique taste and ability to pair perfectly with fresh oysters! Last week we were featured in SF Gate!!


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. 

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