Woodenhead pulsar
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  

Architectural Tour

Soroptimist Architectural Tour and Wine Tasting: May 12, 2018

Join us on May 12th for the Soroptimist Architectural Tour and Wine Tasting!  This event entails a self-guided tour of new and historically significant homes on the northern Sonoma Coast at The Sea Ranch and the Southern Mendocino Coast.  The tour will be followed by a California wine tasting & silent auction in the beautiful Gualala Arts Center from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Zina will be pouring at this event!  More information and tickets here.

"9 Sonoma Wineries You Didn't Know Made Sparkling Wine" 

Woodenhead is one of them! Read the full article and read about other Sonoma County sparkling makers here.

ESPRIT DU RHÔNE: May 18-19th 2018

This is a new event for Wine Road to showcase RHONE varietals!  A two day event, May 18-19th.  On May 18th make your way to Healdsburg, CA to enjoy wine, appetizers, live music and games!  On May 19th the event continues at 30 wineries accross Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys who will be featuring their RHONE varietals for you to sample.  Buy your two day tickets or individual day tickets and find additional information about this event HERE!

Wishes In Wine Country: May 19th 2018

Join us on Saturday May 19th at Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards in Windsor, CA for the benefit event, Wishes In Wine Country.  100% of proceeds for this event will go to the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation, which creates life changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. 

Jim Dolinsek of Dolinsek Ranch will be pouring our 2015 French Colombard, 2013 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley and 2014 Syrah, all produced from his vineyards in Russian River Valley.

Please click here for more information and tickets!

Woodenhead Tasting RoomUncorked Wine Travels has listed Woodenhead among the "Top 6 Eclectic Russian River Wineries".



Stop in at our Tasting Room! Winter tasting room hours are Thursday through Sunday, 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