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Company Background

Williamson Wines is a vertically integrated producer of fine wines, headquartered in Healdsburg, California since 1988 and wholly owned by the Williamson Family.

The family owns, leases and sustainably farms over fifteen vineyards throughout Napa and Sonoma Counties from which they produce over forty small production, limited release natural wines each year.

The wine portfolio includes several sparkling wines and a wide range of white, rose and red wines produced in single-vineyard, single-varietal lots as well as a range of traditionally blended wines.

Williamson Wines are not available through stores, restaurants or distributors. The wines are limited in production and availability, all reserved for our wine club members or via our web site shop or directly through our Healdsburg tasting facility. more . . .


Press Contact

If you are a member of the press and would like to speak with our media representative please contact our Partnership Director, JR Boisclair on (707) 433-1500 or click here to email him.


Executive Team

Bill Williamson, CEO

An Australian who fell in love with California wine country. Accomplishments include successful farmer, winemaker, foodie, author, and software entrepreneur. Bill oversees Vineyard Management, Winemaking and Marketing.

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Dawn Williamson, COO

Dawn controls day to day operations of Williamson Wines, overseeing DTC Customer Service, Tasting and Event Services. Accounting and Finance, Club Membership Operations and Culinary Services.

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Sam Williamson, CMO

A graduate of SSU Business School, Sam is instrumental in high level direct marketing of Williamson Wines, engaging with wine club members socially across America and on our Australian and European wine club trips.

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Paul Williamson, CIO

Systems architect and software engineer, Paul is responsible for the development of the GrapeGears.com winery sales and marketing application used by wineries throughout the USA and Australia.

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Beth Samit, CFO

Beth has responsibility for all accounting-related activities, including high-level accounting, managerial accounting and finance activities as well as alcohol and tax compliance on a state and federal basis.

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Marc DeCoulode, Director, Operations

A collage adjunct faculty member following a career in law enforcement Marc now manages the day-to-day operations of the tasting staff and culinary services group and is a valuable member of our senior management team.

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JR Boisclair, Director, Partnerships

An accomplished business consultant with experience in financial analysis and strategic planning, JR manages Williamson Wines partnership development and reviews new financial and operational opportunities.

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Kyle Schwab, Director, GrapeGears

A graduate of SSU Wine Business School, Kyle manages the customer relationships and operations of our GrapeGears organization, supporting the successful operations of wineries across the United States and Australia.

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Kyle Bucannan, Executive Chef

Kyle graduated with a Degree in Culinary Arts, settling in a Healdsburg Michelin restaurant as executive sous chef for seven years. Kyle now guides our Culinary Services team expanding our experience of creative wine and food pairing.

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Williamson Wines in Competitions


Are wine competition results a fair judgement of a the worth of a wine?

Studies make it abundantly clear that wine judges, regardless of their degree of experience, will consistently give the same wine different scores. Many judges even admit to the influence of outside issues ranging from their attitude at the moment to when and where in the lineup a wine was tasted.

Many studies have been made into the validity of professional wine-judging including a four-year study published in the Journal of Wine Economics, conducted by winemaker and statistics professor Robert Hodgson, followed by findings of Brock University marketing professor Antonia Mantonakis published in the journal Psychological Science. Additionally, Food Science Professor Carole Honoré-Chedozeau and her colleagues at the University of Burgundy in Dijon published supporting results from a three-year study.

It is safe to conclude that wine judge evaluations are simply a set of impressions at a particular moment in time. The ultimate judge of our wines is the consumer who votes with their taste buds and credit card.

We produce small batches of single-vineyard, single-varietal wines that are all taken by our wine club so we no longer enter competitions.

In the days we did enter competitions, our wines were left to speak for themselves and they said a lot . . .

RESULTS ~ San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
RESULTS ~ Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition


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