Change of Focus

West Wind Wines will be changing its focus starting this fall.  We will no longer be making or selling wine commercially.   We want to thank each of you for your support and encouragement over the years.    It has been wonderful getting to know so many caring people in our community.  But we are not going away!  We will still be making our award winning wines as a family.  Come on out and see what we are up to some time!

Save the Date – August 29, 2015 Flights and Bites

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 1-5pm so you can join us for Flights and Bites!

We will have local, handcrafted wines, paired with fresh organic “bites” for you to enjoy.  There will also be live music and a silent auction to benefit Gilead House, a transitional home for single mothers and children in Novato.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The Olive Oil Ready

Olive harvest

Harvesting the olive trees

A big thanks to everyone who helped with the harvesting, pressing or bottling of the 2013 Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil! We sure appreciate your help!! The good news is that the oil has a wonderful fruity, peppery flavor this year. The bad news, there is not much of it. The weather was the main factor in the quantity and we can’t control that. If you would like some oil, please, contact a Board Member or call the Gilead House office right away. A $30 donation will ensure your special bottle. Once it is gone, it is gone so don’t delay.

The Gift That Gives Twice

WWW-xmas-PS-150x150[1]Many thanks to all of you who have supported Gilead House through your purchase of wine and olive oil this year. We are so very thankful for you. Now is the time to check your inventory to see if you need to order wine for your holiday parties and gift giving. Let us know if we can help you with purchases of wine and it will be delivered to your home or office here in Marin or we can ship it to other locations.
Your gift of wine for your friends will also be a gift for the mothers and children at Gilead House since 100% of the profits benefit the program. We wish
you a wonderful holiday season and all the joys of the Christmas season!

2013 Vintage Under Way

This has been an odd growing season for grapes all around us.  The recent rains ruined the beautiful Sauvignon Blanc grapes we had planned to crush, and so far, I have not found any white grapes to replace them.   The good news is, we crushed over a ton of Charbono grapes yesterday.  They were in stellar shape and taste of strawberry, blueberry and lime.   I think they are very promising.  We are keeping an eye on the forecasted rain for Wednesday.  We would like to give the Sangiovese at least another week on the vine.  If it is just a brief shower it will not do any harm.  Once again, I am reminded, that I am not in control of much of anything.  Our God is the best vineyard keeper around and I am trusting him for a great vintage.  Cheers!

What’s Happening at West Wind Wines

We have regular blind tastings and seminars at the winery. Please let us know if you are interested in participating.

Every year, on the last weekend in November and the first weekend in December, we harvest olives in Napa County for our award-winning olive oil. It is a fun time that includes a great lunch, wine-tasting and olive oil tasting. If you would like to join the twenty or so families who help us harvest olives each year, you will receive priority status for buying this year’s olive oil. As with all West Wind Wine purchases, all of the proceeds will support the important work being done at Gilead House.