Tasting Room

Where great times become wonderful memories. Come try wines not available anywhere else in the world.

Every wine is served with delicious fresh food creations from our winery kitchen so you can taste the wine alone, then experience how it works with the food pairing.

Wine and Food Pairing Experiences

Appreciate how fine wines pair with everyday foods that you might find in your own fridge as we introduce you to five delicious wines.

  • No appointment necessary but seating is subject to availability
  • Available in the Original Tasting Room at 134 Matheson Street . . . directions
  • Tastings from 11 am to 6 pm for groups of less than eight
  • After 6 pm visitors can:
    • Elect to start a tasting - or -
    • Enjoy a glass of wine with food bite for $15 per person
  • Tasting Room closes promptly at 7 pm
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Icon Wines are small production wines made from selected fruit using painstaking wine making without any cost constraints. This pairing includes one white wine and four red wines. . . . more

Being Australian we know about the rich, spicy Rhône style wines; bold Shiraz (Syrah), soft and spicy Grenache and the complex Châteauneuf-du-Pape so we developed beautiful California Rhône style wines from our Dry Creek Valley and Mendocino vineyards. Enjoy two white and three red Rhône style wines at $50 per guest. . . . more

A rare treat - Taste several of our Meritage wines blended in the Bordeaux tradition along with a selection of single-vineyard single-varietal wines that make up these Meritage blends. Tell us your favorites when booking and we will try to match our wines and food pairings to your individual taste. . . . more

Special Tasting Experiences

We grow grapes on more than 20 vineyard sites in Napa and Sonoma, then make and blend over 40 wines. Just too many to taste in one session so our different tasting experiences allow you to focus on the wine styles you prefer. Wine club members receive their special pricing on all tastings so simply click on any of interest to see more.

From from the very best of our Napa and Sonoma fruit we blended seven wines in accordance with centuries old methods used by the seven most famous Bordeaux Chateaux. Taste these exquisite red wines from our Reserve Collection of only 150 cases of each produced. The challenge is to pick your favorite as they are all incredible wines and each priced the same at $125 per bottle. . . . more

A private, one-on-one experience with the wine-maker over lunch. Fun and informative with exceptional wines and plenty of wonderful food created by our winery chefs.

Accommodating up to 8 guests and lasting just over 2 hours this is an exceptional, over-the-top experience for lovers and collectors of fine wine. . . . more

Capture a glimpse of vineyard life while tasting in the pool house or restored barn at the winemaker's home ranch. A private, one-on-one experience with the wine-maker and up to 8 guests lasting just over 2 hours tasting his choice of wines and palate pleasing food created by the winery chefs. . . . more

Wow at the view of wine country from the air in your own private helicopter ride and then join us for a food and wine pairing in Healdsburg. Price covers two guests for 20 to 30 minute helicopter flight and an Icon food and wine tasting. Read more
You need to book a group reservation through our concierge so just call 707-433-1500 or Click here to Email Us.

Let us know which tasting you would like, how many in your group and when you would like to come taste. Make sure you include your cell phone number because our concierge will call you back to help with your reservation so we can be sure to cater to your group's requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our wines are classified into three categories, namely:

Icon WinesTerroir driven and economically priced between $47 to $85 per bottle these Icon Wines are our small production, exquisite, collectible wines produced for shipment to our wine club members who enjoy price benefits based upon their chosen membership level and longevity.

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Reserve WinesOnly made in limited quantities in years where the fruit is capable of producing exceptional wines, we scientifically create the blends and finish using sensory perception with educated palates. Produced to be used at our own table these wines are not included in wine club shipments however members do enjoy their price benefits on these exclusive wines all priced above $100 per bottle.

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Library WinesOur Library Wines are a small quantity of our finest wines that we are allowing to age gracefully. Safely stored in our temperature-controlled, wine-friendly cellar, they are not included in wine club shipments however members do enjoy their price benefits on these exclusive wines all priced at their original release price plus $10 per year for managed wine storage.

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NOTE: Members receive their club discount on all wines and tastings.
We are open for tastings every day from 11 am through 7 pm.
  • Fridge Foods Tastings ~ anytime 11 am through 7 pm
  • All Other Tastings ~-12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm
  • To reserve a seated tasting call:707-433-1500
  • Tasting Room Locations
  • The Original ~ 134 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448 Directions
  • Eighteen ~ 18 Matheson Street, Healdsburg CA 95448 Directions
  • All tastings are seated and include food service.
  • Allow about 90 minutes for your tasting.
  • Reservations are subject to cancellation for guests who are more than 30 minutes late.
  • We can not permit any outside food or drink to be brought into the tasting room
  • Please advise us of any allergies or food preferences you may have when you book your tasting reservation. We have three chefs on permanent staff and they can accommodate nut allergies, pescetarian, vegetarian and vegan diets and gluten free restrictions if given advance notice of your requirements.
  • Healdsburg is the confluence of a series of valleys which stretch out in different directions, each with its own soil structure and micro-climate. Interestingly, these valleys and the bench land that divides them provide ideal growing conditions for various different types of wine grapes.

    Russian River Valley with its marine influence gives us the ability to grow Burgundy varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Dry Creek Valley and Sonoma Valley are ideal for the right bank Bordeaux varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc while Alexander Valley and Napa Valley favor left bank Bordeaux varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The bench land favors the Rhone varietals such as Syrah and Grenanche.

    Best-in-the-world quality fruit of all these varieties can be grown here and all within an hour's drive. It is the most challenging and rewarding place on earth for a winemaker and produces some of the greatest wines for wine lovers.

    Looking directly into your dog's imploring puppy eyes you just want to take him wine tasting with you.

    We welcome your pooch — as long as he's a well-behaved registered service dog.

    Just as you do, we love our dogs but we don’t want someone tripping and falling so we ask that all visiting service dogs are kept on a lease with a maximum length of two feet.

    As everywhere else in public, you need to control your service dog at all times and it must not be disruptive to the general operation of the business.

    California law prevents dogs from being in the food service areas and so we ask all visiting dogs to manage their owners outside on the terrace, the sidewalk or the adjoining parking lot.

    Focus - Focus - Focus & No Compromise!

  • Vineyard - Ensure the right variety is planted in the right location.
  • Farming - Hand pruning, canopy and irrigation management, cluster-by-cluster fruit management.
  • Harvest - Only at exactly the right time when the fruit is actually ripe.
  • Sorting - Only the best fruit goes to make our wine.
  • Wine Making - Non-intrusive, clean, controlled process management with no additives.
  • Barrels - Correct French forest, right grain selection, traditional cooperage, toasting level, usage regime (1-use/2-use/neutral).
  • Blending - Initial wine characteristics, target wine characteristics, history, age-ability.

    Our wines are meant to be enjoyed at the table by our club members so we are not focused on producing one "flagship" wine. We provide the same degree of focus on every single wine from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon that's why they all taste like "flagship" wines. Read more

  • Williamson Wines is proud of a staff reflective of the rich heritage and traditions of the winery. Our servers know your name and remember your favorite wines. Our chefs procure the freshest ingredients daily and prepare your tasting with the same care delivered over the past fifteen years. Our guests deserve the best and that's what Williamson Wines consistently delivers. Read more

    To ask us a question call us on 707-433-1500 or Click Here to Email Us

    Here are tips from wine industry journalists on how to best enjoy your wine tasting experience:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Don't wear perfume or cologne
  • Turn off your cell phone
  • Finish your coffee or food before entering
  • Allow your hosts to seat you
  • Supervise your children or dogs and keep them with you
  • Be open-minded about varietals like Rose or Merlot
  • Remove your hand from the glass while wine is being poured
  • Wine experts actually like Whites as well as Reds
  • If it tastes good go ahead and swallow
  • Do buy wine - it keeps a lot of Americans employed
  • Refrain from discussing politics, religion or other opinionated topics
  • "Industry" means you are 100% employed in a winery
  • Be nice - enjoy the experience - its basically free wine
  • It's against the law to smoke within 20 feet of a tasting room entrance
  • Its not good to start a tasting expecting friends to join you "soon"
  • Your tasting lineup generally consists of the wines being poured
  • Its difficult for two people to share a glass, so don't
  • Its not nice to be that loud person who just sounds like a drunk
  • Tipping is OK - Buying wine is better
  • If you over-consume why expect to be served more
  • Wine scores only influence people who can't taste
  • Talking about other wineries is impolite to your host
  • Refrain from washing your glass with water between wines
  • It's not cool to show up at closing time expecting to taste