West Wines is a small winery run by husband and wife team Bengt Akerlind and Katarina Bonde. We started 22 years ago growing grapes and moved gradually into producing estate wines. We love to tell you about our winemaking and vineyards and are really "all about the wines." Our tasting room is steps from the vineyard and has outdoor tables next to the vines.
We make European style crisp and lush white wines and well aged complex red wines. All our red wines have been aged in French oak barrels for 2 years and our Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is bottle-stored another 4 years before release. This wine was chosen for the Nobel Awards Banquet in Stockholm, Sweden 2010. The first time ever an American wine was selected. Our winemaking is inspired by French traditions of crispness and complexity combined with the fruity and rich flavors of grapes grown in Sonoma County, California.
At West Wines we produce wine from our own grapes. We believe in responsible agricultural practices such as minimizing the use of energy and water while building out our capacity of solar power. We use cover crops between our vine rows to create nutrition for the plants but also flowers who serve as a habitat for beneficial insects for pest control.
Our white grape vines get more fog and cooler mornings next to Dry Creek, right outside our tasting room. Our red grapes grow west of West Dry Creek Road, 300 ft. above the valley floor on south and west facing slopes and get a warmer and sunnier climate on average.
Open Thursday thru Monday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
$25 tasting fee, waived with two bottle purchase. Fully customizable tasting flights.
Take a trip through our rows in the new self-guided vineyard walk and explore what makes Dry Creek Valley such a wonderful place for our vines. Please wear comfortable, closed toe shoes.
Stay at West Wines! Shaded by a 300-year-old oak tree, this very special home ‘lives’ on 30 vineyard acres and is off Dry Creek Road, just one mile west of the north end of charming, upscale, historic Healdsburg in the heart of Sonoma County’s Wine Country.