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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  

Join us Sunday, August 10th from 2-5pm for the Wine Library 25th Anniversary Gala in Santa Rosa, CA. Appetizers, live music, silent auctions and of course..wine will be included with ticket purchase!  Visist this link for details and tickets.

The SYRAH is back! Come in and try our 2012 Syrah from the Dolinsek Ranch of Russian River Valley! Delicious!

Wine Song Charity Auction & Tasting: A new event for Woodenhead!  Join us in Mendocino on September 6th, 2pm-5pm for a day of spectacular tasting, an exciting live auction and much more!  Visit the link above for information and tickets.

The long awaited Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival is nearly here and we are one of the featured wineries! Join us for a ton of fun in the tiny town of Bodega, CA.  Saturday, August 23rd 10am-6pm. Purchase tickets in advance here.

LIBRARY WINE PARTY!  Where?  WOODENHEAD tasting room. When?  Sunday, August 17th.  We will be offering wines from 2004-2008 with special discounts!  Library Zins will be 50% off! 

Woodenhead has done it AGAIN! Our 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot is featured in the January 2014 issue of Food & Wine! The article "Understanding Pinot Noir from the Groud Up" (pg 64) offers insight from California wine legend Burt Williams and features our 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir as a "Regional Star" on the following page!


Stop in at our Tasting Room! Tasting room hours are Thursday through Monday, 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