Westbrook Wine Farm, Residing in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California
Westbrook Wine Farm is a winery located in the region of Madera in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of California. Yosemite National Park and Bass Lake are both nearby lending excellent local sights to view for all those that decide to visit the winery. Their vines are planted with several different grape varieties. The winemakers at Westbrook Wine Farm use sustainable and organic methods in their vineyards, minimal intervention during the winemaking process supports the development of natural aroma, flavors, and complexity in the wines.
Westbrook Wine Farm uses traditional co-fermenting techniques so grapes are blended together prior to fermentation.
Ray Krause began his winemaking adventure working in the cellar of Roma Winery in Fresno 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 for many years. In 1999, Ray harvested the first grapes from his three year old vineyards in Madera and the legacy of Westbrook Wine Farm began. Ray shares all the winery and vineyards responsibilities with his wife, Tammy to create their lovely Sierra Nevada wines. Tammy is mainly responsible for the blending of wines and bottling work at the winery. They aim to live a balanced life and make wines of excellent quality for their consumers.
Primary Grapes Grown at the Winery
Westbrook Wine Farm vineyards are located in two locations at Museum and Fait Accompli. The main types of grapes grown include 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 wines resembling Bordeaux style blends.