The Williamson Family of Healdsburg
Four generations live here now - by choice
We came here from Australia - it was just a business trip - and then we found these valleys of Northern California - and stayed!
Designed by Nature to grow some of the finest wine grapes on the planet, these valleys have very similar geology and climate conditions to the traditionally great wine regions of France and all conveniently located within a thirty minute drive.
Napa Valley with its powerful Cabernet Sauvignon is similar to Bordeaux's Left Bank while Dry Creek Valley trends similar to Bordeaux's Right Bank areas of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol, producing exquisite Merlot.
Russian River Valley challenges Burgundy with its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir while the surrounding rocky hillsides reflect the growing conditions of the Rhône Valley, producing fine examples of Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mourvedre.
Making Wine - but not Just Wine!So we decided to make French style wines because that's what our terroir was telling us but let's make it with a few differences.
Natural and healthy wines through sustainable, chemical free vineyard farming and winemaking.
Early drinkable wines through low-yield, late-ripening, farming for quality.
Quality wines by producing and bottling single-vineyard, single varietal, standalone wines then using them as our building blocks to make our blended wines.
Traditional Bordeaux and Châteauneuf-du-Pape blends so they can be enjoyed with a wide variety of foods.
Unique wines, like Sparkling Malbec and Sparkling Shiraz, just to push the boundaries of wine flavor and food pairing.
Employ a team of talented chefs to create foods that perfectly complement our wines.
Only sell the wines to people who appreciate them and become friends through our private wine club membership.
Yep - been there, done that!