Established in 2002 by Jon and Barbara Phillips, Inspiration Vineyards and Winery was the culmination of Jon’s interest to follow his heart and leave the tech industry in order to fulfill his 20 year passion to become a Sonoma County winemaker.
During the mid-80’s, Jon worked for the Mirassou Winery in San Jose, while a student at San Jose State. He continued to independently teach wine education on the San Francisco Peninsula while working in Tech before moving north in 2001. Then he and his wife Barbara purchased their Olivet Road vineyard of Russian River Valley Chardonnay and 100+ year old Zinfandel. In 2010, Jon moved winemaking 4 miles east to the Pinecreek Business Park where he also established a public tasting room.
Today, Inspiration Vineyards produces approximately 1500 cases of wine annually, focusing on five varietals, and committed to making high quality, balanced, food friendly wines, that are reasonably priced for the consumer.