ABOUT US

Challenging the Status Quo

Australian, Farmer, Winemaker. Food Lover, Author,
Software Entrepreneur, Businessman, Cenosillicaphobic . . .

Who is this Guy?


Discussions with Bill Williamson

I grow good grapes, I make good wine and I share it with friends, lots and lots of friends.

Every time I meet wine club members in one of our tasting rooms, at events or at dinner, I'm asked questions about our vineyards, grapes, wines, corks or food or a hundred other things, so I decided to answer them for everyone.

I hope you enjoy . . .


Heritage - In the Beginning

The great grand children of immigrants transported to Australia in 1788 who became farmers and by 1919 had established their own vineyards and winemaking in Australia, making Dawn and Bill forth generation vintners.

HERITAGE

Coming to America

Dawn and Bill immigrated to California in 1980 and found California wine country. We came here from Australia - it was just a business trip - and then we found these valleys of Northern California - and stayed!

WILLIAMSON FAMILY

Creating a Luxury Brand

Our goal was to farm the land sustainably, to create wines that tasted good, that were healthy and represent a true luxury brand. Then to share them with people who recognize the brand as having value.

Creating a Luxury Brand

Healthy, Natural, Vegan Wines

Creating healthy wines from sustainably farmed vineyards without additives makes them natural. Ensuring they have low sulfides reduces the risk of histamine headaches. Not using any of the usual animal products qualifies them as vegan.

NATURAL WINES

French Style California Wines

For over two thousand years French wines have become the measure of great wines all over the world; with consumers from connoisseur to chefs and they grow (possibly) better in California than they do in France.

French Style California Wines

Vineyards

Different grape varieties show unique wine flavor characteristics when grown in certain locations because of the geology, soil chemistry, climate and sun aspects of that place - the concept known as Terroir.

vineyards

Business Growth

In a recent interview Bill Williamson attributed the growth of the Williamson Wines organization to their success in two areas, creation of a luxury brand and maintenance of a select group of customers. Here is the interview.

Business Growth

Sparkling Wines

Sparkling White, Sparkling Malbec and Sparkling Shiraz. One of the few modern sparkling houses to utilize our own natural wines with the traditional Méthode Champenoise to craft unique, elegant sparkling wines.

Sparkling Wines

Large Bottles

Our wines can be ordered in large wine bottle sizes and make impressive and memorable gifts, often being used to celebrate a significant birthday, an anniversary or an award to employees, customers or club members.

Large Bottles

Private Label Wines

Your own personally labeled wine is a wonderful gift for family members and an elegant way to thank colleagues or valued clients. They will always think of you as they share "your wine" at their dinner table with friends and family.

Private Label Wines

Way Beyond Wine

A concise, easily read book by Bill Williamson about their start in the U.S. wine industry revealing the practical methods used for making valid decisions in their business and personal lives resulting in positive action.

Way Beyond Wine

GrapeGears

The cloud based software we built to run our business. As Software as a Service GrapeGears is now running the operations of wineries, craft breweries and distilleries across the U.S. and Australia. Watch a short video.

GrapeGears Video

Employees

Spend an hour tasting our wines paired with food samples while our people provide a subtle education on wine and food interaction. Their passion and stories will leave you a lasting memory and a desire to soon return.

Employees

Limo - Event Transport

Leave the driving to us while you have a great time with colleagues, friends and family. Ensure you and your friends arrive and depart on time and no one has to worry about drinking and driving. Play well and play safe!

TRANSPORT