Westbrook- winery residing in the foothills of Eastern Madera, California
Westbrook Wine Farm is a winery and vineyard present in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Eastern Madera County in California. Present near the Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake, their vines are planted with different grape types. The winemakers use sustainable and organic methods in their farms, and there is a minimum intervention with the grapes during wine making so as to preserve the natural taste, aroma, and complexion of the wines.
They use the traditional Claret style of co-fermenting the grapes instead of making separate varieties and blending them.
The winemaker- Ray Krause
Ray Krause worked in the cellars of Fresno’s Roma Winery in 1964. After his studies and a three-year tour with US Army Air Defense Command, Ray came to the Santa Clara Valley and worked for the Mirassou family winery. In 1999, Ray harvested the first grapes from his carefully harvested three year old vineyards. His wife, Tammy, shares all the winery and vineyards responsibilities with him. She is even a judge at the famous Orange County Fair Wine Competition. She is mainly responsible for the blending of wines and bottling work at the winery. They aim to live a balanced wife and make wines of an excellent quality for their customers.
Their vineyards are present in two places, namely, Museum and Fait Accompli. The main types of grapes that grow here are Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Saint Macaire, and Gross Verdot. The best grapes go into the production of their high-quality red, white, and fortified wines.