Woodenhead pulsar
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  

Woodenhead will be at the Family Winemakers of California San Francisco Tasting on Sunday, August 20th. This event is specifically for California's small, family-owned wineries and we are so excited to be a part of it. Come join us!  Click here to purchase tickets.  Enter code woodenhead1 at checkout for a 10% discount!

Woodenhead Tasting RoomUncorked Wine Travels has listed Woodenhead among the "Top 6 Eclectic Russian River Wineries".


2011 Brut RoséZiggy's 2016 Holiday Picks mentions our 2011 Woodenhead, Brut Rose among the top wine picks for the season.

2011 Woodenhead, Brut Rose, Russian River Valley $46

Description: world class, lengthy & luscious, dried rose petals, young watermelon, fresh, rockin', wild strawberry, hints of rhubarb, amazing!


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