Summer 2010


 News and Views




Wine Portfolio

Westbrook Wine Portfolio





Thank you to all who pre-ordered our 2007 red wine releases and our new Farview Farm Vineyard 2009 Point Blanc.

These wines are now ready for  pick up or local delivery



Those of you who did order at the Pre-Release prices, please remember that your next purchase will be at the same special price.


Those who have not yet received their wines, please give us a call  at 559-868-3499 or email ,  to arrange for your pick up or local delivery.  See you soon.

Petite Sirah wins the Gold !

"Ray Krause's '07 Petite Sirah is  most nearly perfect wine I have tasted in a long time.  Amazingly youthful in its fruit at this stage, we can expect it to last and improve for decades.  Its massive dense tannins are incredibly fine and feminine, and extensive lees contact has given them a plush fatness which makes the wine satisfyingly drinkable even at this undeveloped stage.  Bravo!"


Clark Smith, winemaker and scientist

 Petite Sirah label

We have just been informed by the awards committee that our Petite Sirah 2007 John Simpson Vines has been awarded a Gold Medal in the highly competitive Premium Price class. from the prestigeous Orange County Fair Wine Competition this month.  We, and the folks who have kindly depleted over half of our inventory

so far think this may be the best Petite Sirah we have produced.  Your price is still only $22 including tax.


Point Blanc Evaporates...... 

Bad news and good. Our initial release of 2009 Point Blanc, a dry co-fermented in barrel field blend of Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne and Grenache Noir (blanc) is history. Poof !


The good news is that we held a two barrel reserve (Lot II)  of Point Blanc to be bottled soon.


Reserve yours now at $120 per 6 pack case.


In This Issue

Wine Futures Released

Petite Sirah wins Gold

Point Blanc evaporates


Featured Article
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hear winegrower, Ray Krause being interviewed by President Thomas Jefferson  portrayed by historian

and scholar, Clay Jenkinson on

National Public Radio 



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Ray and Tammy Krause
Westbrook Wine Farm

49610 House Ranch Road  O'Neals, CA 93645