Westerhold Family Vineyards
We are a small winery dedicated to the production of estate grown Syrah and Pinot Noir.
Located in the Bennett Valley AVA of Sonoma County.
- Producing high quality wines.
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Our business relationship started in 2006 when Russell chose our vineyard to make a vineyard designate Syrah for his own Bevan Cellars label. Named "Hannah's Cuvee" Syrah - for our daughter, Hannah - this spectacular wine was sold out almost immediately. This was affirmation for us that we should have Russell make wine for our Westerhold Family Vineyards label starting with the 2007 vintage, and the beginning of our incredible journey from grower to vintner.
Shortly after moving in, we were fortunate to meet one of our neighbors, then up-and-coming winemaker Russell Bevan. Russell has been our friend and has made our wine since our inaugural 2007 Syrah vintage, crafting wines which come exclusively from grapes grown in our home vineyard. Our goal is to craft Syrah and Pinot Noir which showcase the unique flavor intensity that our estate site gives us, while also respecting and reflecting the differences each vintage brings to us.
Estate Vineyards / AVA
Pinot Noir: 115, 667, 777 and Pommard. We chose Hambrecht Vineyard Management to farm our vineyard because of their focus on advancing technologies, respect for the environment, and true understanding of wine quality.
Our Westerhold estate vineyard benefits from the early morning sunlight as the fog blows away and the sun peeks over the Mayacamas Mountains. It is cooled late in the day by the breezes which flow through the Crane Canyon wind gap. Nestled between three mountain peaks (Bennett, Taylor, and Sonoma Mountains) in Sonoma County, Bennett Valley sits within the Sonoma Valley AVA and overlaps a portion of both the Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma Coast AVAs. The well-drained mountain benchland soils combine with early morning fog and cool marine breezes to create ideal conditions for growing exceptional cool-climate varieties like Syrah and Pinot Noir.