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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  

Our 2015 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley and our 2014 Pinot Noir Wet Kiss both received DOUBLE GOLD MEDALS at the 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair! Please visit our current release page to purchase, while supplies last. Join us at the Harvest Fair October 5-7th to taste these winners and others! 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.

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