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Wellington Vineyards

11600 Dunbar Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
(707) 939-0708
wv@wellingtonvineyards.com

Tasting:   Open 11am to 5pm
$5 tasting fee credited with purchase
10% on 6-11 bottles, 15% case discount
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Amenities:
  100% solar powered
Price Range:   $14 to $40 per bottle
Established:   1989
Vineyards:   21 acres
Production:
  8,000 cases
Winery Dog:   Zin

Wellington Vineyards Description

Wellington Vineyards is owned by the father and son team of John and Peter Wellington. John purchased the winery site in 1986. At the time, it consisted of 20 acres of old vines and a few decrepit old fruit and nut trees. Replanting of part of the old vineyard and orchard started in 1988. The winery was completed in time for the 1989 crush.

Wellington grows approximately half the grapes they use and purchase the remainder, primarily from small, unique vineyards in the region. The estate vineyards consist of 21 acres, 8 of which are 81 to 113 years old. There are 24 different varieties in the old vineyard, with the most common being Zinfandel, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, Grenache and Syrah. In addition, there are 10 acres of eleven to sixteen year old vines that consist of Merlot, Chardonnay, Marsanne, and Syrah.

The new tasting room has a beautiful panoramic view out eight huge bay windows that look directly into old vineyards planted in 1924 with the Mayacamas Mountains as a backdrop. The tasting room also provides windows looking into the cellar were you can see the barrels of wine aging and the winemakers busy at work. If you are lucky they may have their chocolate truffles out that go well with their 2005 Victory Reserve or their Estate Zinfandel.

Wellington Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Syrah
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Wine Education Seminars
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
"Green" Technology
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