WEST IS A NOBEL WINE
West Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2005 was paired with the main course at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, Sweden 2010, as the first American wine to be served in the history of this distinguished event. Read more.
West Wines is a California winery owned by the Akerlind Bonde family, a Swedish-American family with a passion for growing grapes and making fine wine.
Winemaking for our Cabernet Sauvignon wines combines the best of traditional Bordeaux winemaking and New World modern techniques. Our Chardonnay and our Viognier are crafted in the same traditional way to create flavorful, fruity and fresh wines. Our lastest white wine release is Sauvignon Blanc made in a dry Bordeaux style. Another exciting wine is West Crest Cuvée, a blend of our Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. All grapes for our wines are hand harvested and meticulously sorted to ensure the highest quality. At West Wines we practice Sustainable Grapegrowing. Read more about our vineyards here.
Compass Club Become a member and you will get shipments of new releases and library wines twice a year. Members also enjoy discounts on all wine and can book vineyard tours, private tastings and get invitations to events. We have some exciting events coming up this summer and fall. You can sign up here.
Why are our wines called West Wines? Our vineyards are located on the western slope of Dry Creek Valley, in the western part of Sonoma County, which is one of the westernmost wine producing areas in California; therefore among the most western vineyards in the western hemisphere, hence the name West for our wines.
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|Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Sonoma Cheese to celebrate Wine Tourism Day May 11 and Mother's Day May 12, $10 in the Tasting Room
Our new Sauvignon Blanc just released. Crisp and delightful. You can order through our web shop.
Passport Weekend April 27-28. New wine releases, food, music, the best of Dry Creek Valley. Get your tickets now! At West Wines we will take you to Casablanca.....
Barrel Weekend March 8-10.Taste our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon straight from the barrel in our barrel room.
VALENTINE IN THE TASTING ROOM. Feb 14-17 Sample chocolate with our Bordeaux blend and enjoy Valentine discounts.
Winter WINEland Jan 19-20 We will feature mature vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon paired with artisan cheeses.
Nov 23-25, Swedish Christmas in our tasting room. Glogg, Swedish spiced wine and cookies, holiday decorations. Welcome!
November 3-4, A Wine and Food Affair, Wine pairing with our favorite recipe, Only open to ticket holders
West Cabernet Sauvignon and West Crest Cuvée get 90 points in Food and Beverage World, check out the article Best of California Bordeaux Style Wines
October 27-28 in the Tasting Room: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, older vintages and cheese pairing
September 22-23: VINTAGE VERTICAL TASTING Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Cheese
July 28-29: Specialty Cheese and Older Vintage Wine Pairing, Tasting Room, $15
Memorial Weekend: Library Tasting, Old Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve,Sat-Monday May 26-28
Passport Weekend April 28-29
The City Lights played 70s music and we paired new wine releases with good food. Check out the pictures on West Wines on Facebook.
Two barrel weekends with 400 visitors in total who tasted our future 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the barrel.
November 10, 2011
The new tasting room is open. We have had several private group tasting events the last weeks. Come and see us, open weekends, or email for appointment.
October 18, 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon also harvested. Fermenting nicely. The tasting room opens in two weeks.
September 29, 2011
Last week we harvested Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Today we finished the Chardonnay harvest. The tasting room and the barrel room are almost finished.
June 23, 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 and West Crest Cuvée 2009 bottled today. The barrel room and tasting room are nearing completion. See our facebook site for pictures. We are planning for an opening event in September.
April 18, 2011
Bottling Viognier today. Beautiful color and taste that went into 2,500 bottles. The new winery building is progressing, now with walls and roof!
March 17, 2011
Our new winery building is in progress. Heavy rains have been slowing down the work but today the trusses came up.
January 12, 2011
Such an honor to have our Cabernet Sauvignon served at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm, December 10. A flurry of activities since then with tastings, increased sales, interviews in print and ether media.
We held a vertical tasting of our Cabernet Sauvignon from 2000 and forward. An array of new mature aromas have developed over the years.
The youngest we tasted was the 2008 which was bottled this year. If you are interested in a special tasting contact us.
Despite a devastating heat spell in August after a cool spring and summer, we got just the right maturity in our Viognier grapes. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes did really well. And as for the Cabernet Sauvignon, we are really excited about the quality this year. A smaller harvest, but a very promising wine.
Just bottled West Crest Cuvée 2008 our first blend. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc. We will release it next year.
April 28, 2010
Contact us for our new Compass Club wine box for 2010 email@example.com
GATEWAY to PASSPORT
West Wines partcipates in Gateway to Passport April 23 at Dry Creek Kitchen and Healdsburg Hotel.
March 30, 2010
Bottling our 2009 Viognier. We are very happy with the fruity aroma. The vineyards are slowly turning green, a bit late, this year.
Oct 13, 2009
All our grapes are harvested. The Viognier on September 23, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc right after and the Cabernet Sauvignon October 8. Today we have the first big rain storm this fall.
July 20, 2009
Releasing the Viognier 2008 to the online shop.
The Viognier was released to some restaurants two weeks ago and we are getting wonderful feedback on the flavor, the color, the nose. We are so happy it was well received.
April 1, 2009
Yesterday we bottled the Viognier and we are so pleased with the wine. Classic viognier flavors such as guava, mango and a hint of pineapple. We will release it in late May.
September 9, 2008
Our first Viognier grapes are picked, crushed and in barrels. We are excited about the floral aromas with hints of pineapple. The Chardonnay was just harvested so we are finished with all the creekside fields and we are closely watching the Cabernet Sauvignon up on West Dry Creek, the Hillside farm. The weather has been very hot in August making for an early harvest but has cooled down now with the morning fog we love.
March 14, 2008
We bottled 250 cases of Chardonnay, harvested in September last year. It has a very fresh and fruity style with nice acidity.
November 1, 2007
All grapes are harvested. The Chardonnay already shows a lot of fruit. Barreltasting our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pleasure and we are starting to get a sense of the earthy, dark berries in the flavors. Another 8 months before bottling.
July 5, 2007
Blazing hot in Dry Creek Valley. Today we bottled the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon and we are now letting it rest in bottles for a year before its release.
We did barrel tasting of the 2006 Cabernet and we are very excited about it. It will be a stellar vintage.
April 19, 2007
Bottling of our Chardonnay today went very well. We are extremely pleased with the crisp and elegant style, apple and pear aroma and the long nice bouquet. It will be available early this summer.
March 9, 2007
We’re making the final decisions with our winemaker, on the Chardonnay prior to bottling in April. We are excited to be issuing our first release of Chardonnay soon.
Phyllis Zouzounis at crush