Welcome to Westbrook Wine Farm
Westbrook Wine Farm is a vineyard and winery in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of eastern Madera County, California, near Bass Lake and Yosemite National Park. Our mountain vineyards are planted to field blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Gros Verdot and Carmenere. We practice sustainable farming and minimalist winemaking. We make our wine in the traditional Claret style by co-fermenting grapes, rather than by making separate varietal wines and blending them. Our Fait Accompli includes six and our Museum, three of the eight red varieties permitted for use in Bordeaux or Meritage style wines.
Tonight, your Magnificent (Fait Accompli) Evolution waited a decade to perfectly lift all the flavor notes of our sautéed chard, leeks, roasted red beets, garlic and potatoes, and bleeding NY steaks. Great things happen to those who wait. I thank the heavens for your craft.
"We had a marvelous dinner at Rickey's in Novato - and you made it spectacular! Thank you!"
Jarel and Joan
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A truly remarkable experience is awaiting you at Westbrook Wine Farm. Perhaps because we, as grower / winemakers, personally greet and pour for all of our visitors, all the time. Possibly, it's our stone fireplace and the rustic authenticity of our earth-bermed Foothill Barn style winery. It could even be our earned reputation for wines which will hold their own among the world's best. No doubt, your short trip through our wooded hillsides will help set the mood.
What we think you will find even more remarkable will not only be in front but, also alongside you. Young adults, seasoned citizens, expert and novice alike sharing their views and passion for good wine and good people. People like you, leisurely sharing civilized conversation and their wine experience with us. We are proud to admit that we have never had a guest with whom we would not wish to shake or hold hands. Truly remarkable!
Please call 559-868-3499 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your confirmed reservation. We are looking forward to meeting you.
Elevation: 1441 FT (439 M)
By Appointment Only. Must be 21. A non-smoking property.
Summer 2012: The Orange County Fair Wine Competition awards Farview Farm Vineyard the coveted “Four Star Gold” medal.
Imagine our pleasure upon receiving today a notification from the Orange County Fair Wine Competition that our Farview Farm Vineyard label 2008 Malbec Saint Michael, Madera County ($22) has won the coveted “Four Star Gold” medal. This means that at least four out of the five judges recommended the gold award which does not happen very often. In this case, only 39 were given out of nearly 2,800 wines judged.
Chalk up another win for Madera County grown fruit which can certainly hold its own against the big dogs !
Thank you to growers, Michael and Darin, we can’t wait for this year’s crop.
Westbrook Wine Farm Chardonnay, Lodi, 2010
A wonderful example of why you must taste everything. The words "Lodi" and "Chardonnay" don’t naturally co-exist in my wine lexicon, as I think of Lodi as too warm to bring out its best. Once again, I stand corrected. Ray Krause has teased out some fabulous flavors and textures here, creating a wine more in tune with cold-weather wines – perhaps more "French Burgundy" than "Big Napa". Either way, this is a very grown-up chardonnay, one that beats the pants off wines costing twice as much.” SNH
"Dearest Ray and Tammy,
This is just a quick “Thank You” for our tasting yesterday. It is always a pleasure to be welcomed into your wonderful world of wine. We know that we are very special people from the minute we arrive. Your new addition, Mark was delightful and very funny. We continue to rate your establishment as our favorite, because you always make us feel like family. It is truly a personal experience and our friends Sherri and John Uber are in full agreement. There are some nice places on the Trail, but none of them compare. Thank you again for a great time and we hope this is another successful year for you."