Westbrook Wine Farm
As we embark upon
our tenth vintage here at
A big "THANK
YOU" for your kind patronage and request to be kept
informed about our wines,
events and other shameless self promotions.
to try to be informative without
and to respect your privacy by
never sharing your contact
We welcome your
feedback and hope to have you visit and taste with
us again soon.
Ray and Tammy
Barrel samples and new wines, a
renaissance, as it
were. May we invite you to call
559-868-3499 or email early to secure
your reservations for the Madera Vintners
Association Wine Trail Weekend May 17th and 18th.
We will be accepting but fifty reservations from serious
wine lovers each day for between the hours of
10 A.M. and 3 P.M. Come for the wine,
personal attention and a beautiful Spring day in
Sierras. By appointment
Wine Farm voted # 1 Winery in
Fresno Bee's People's Choice Awards
March 29, 2008. When the over 7,500 ballots
cast for over 4,300 businesses in Central
California were counted...we won the number one spot for
Our thanks to all of you who voted your
Best in Class and Double Gold Medal
March, 2008: Top awards go
to two Madera grown wines. Our
Fait Accompli "The Phoenix"
2005 estate grown co-fermented
field blend was awarded the Double Gold
medal and "Best of Class" designationsin the highly
competitive Red Bordeaux / Meritage class. Our
venerable Madera neighbor, Ficklin
Vineyards took home the coveted Platinum Award
for their Chocolate Passport entry and Quady Winery
received a Double Gold for
"Deviation". Try the link above to
see other awards and
an explanation of this truly unique competition..
Best Wine of the Tasting Trelio
"Brown Bag Dinner". March 13,
2008: In this blind tasting of respected luxury
Cabernet Sauvignons ( seven from Napa, one
from Wahington State and one from Paso Robles) our
2005 Sturm Gardner Vineyard Mariposa County
UCD Clone 4
topped them all. You must try
Trelio, it's marvelous.
Invitational Tasting Sunday, May 4, 2008:
We have been once again invited to
participate in this prestigeous event at the Lester
Estate on the banks of the San Joaquin River .
This elegant and civilized affair is always a sell
out. Come taste the best of the best.
Ecru straw bonnets and fedoras
Our newest wine is atypical, to be
sure. It is our proprietary blend of the very
"disloyal" Valdiguie (Gamay) and the rare
Charbono grapes. Berry fruit and a floral essence
come together in an old world "full in the mouth" style with
civilized levels of tannin and alcohol.
goes to Quebec.
Our first shipment to the
French Canadian Province of Quebec will depart our cellar this
month. Fait Accompli "The Phoenix" 2005 has achieved a
coveted listing with the SAQ thanks to some very talented and
hard working friends of ours in Montreal. Thanks, Patrick
and Sir Richard.
We have yet to make
available the wine futures/ pre-release offerings
for our 2006 vintage red wines which are scheduled to be
bottled this month. It is our plan to narrow the
window for this special program to 90 days or less.
Look for our Futures Release Offer notice in the next
month or so.