Windchaser Wine Co

Windchaser Wine Co is a family owned winery, producing hand crafted wine in small lots.

For the past 10 years I've been helping wine enthusiasts make their own wine or start their own wine brands. It has been a fantastic and rewarding career. I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my enthusiasm for winemaking with others and assisting them in realizng their dreams. That said, the time has come for me to realize my own dream. Windchaser Wine Co is dedicated to the craft of winemaking. There are many types of wineries, all with their own marketing "schtick" and they all have their place in the market. From a marketing stand point, our hook is simple. We take the work behind making great wine very seriously. We make sacrifices, we work hard, we work late, we do things the right way, no matter what. But the wine itself? The wine is for fun! In 2015 we will produce, Pinot Noir, Grenache and Chardonnay (much to my wife's chagrin). A total of 500 cases between the three varieties. Thank you for "liking" us and stay tuned for future updates. All the best, Windchaser.

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Windchaser Winery

Join us for a night of live music from "Full Circle".

Rob Wright on Bass, Raymond Froelich on percussion and vibraphone and Jack Van Geem on marimba. Inspired by Piazzolla, Full Circle is a jazz group playing Tangoes, Choros and Waltzes from South America. Although this group is newly formed these three musicians have decades of experience performing in the Bay Area and around the world.

Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and bottle.
Hope to see you there.

Check out our event on Friday, Aug 23, 2019. Click here for event details from Windchaser Wine Co!

Unique, hand crafted wines, proudly made in California.

Aloha Friday provided the stoke today. Now onto the weekend. Stop by the tasting room 1-6 to talk story and taste some wine.

All lined up and waiting for you. It’s a beautiful day to visit the west Berkeley wine ghetto. Doors open at 1pm

This Friday, the last day of May, art by @smwestover and music by @charlesverlin 4-8pm. See YOU then.

Want to go wine tasting? You can try more wine on a day trip to Berkeley than to Napa or Sonoma

See you this weekend! There are now eight wineries in a two-block area in West Berkeley, with four others just a few hundred feet away.

The winery floor makes a great canvas for the kids of tasting room visitors. Each weekend a new piece covers the floor and adds to the collection. With time they fade and new works appear. I hope this one from 10 year old EEF (just initials ;-) hangs around for a while.

Amazing party in the winery last night. Congratulations to a couple of awesome tasting room regulars, Katie and Thomas, on getting hitched today. Cheers!

Three new releases in the flight this weekend. Stop by for a taste. 10% off on multi-vintage purchases🤙

Three new releases in the flight this weekend. Stop by for a taste. 10% off on multi-vintage purchases🤙

International Malbec day? Sure, why not? Organically farmed from El Dorado. It’s delicious, trust me 😉 #thereisadayforeverything

This week’s dirty work is done, time to open the doors and pour some wine. #wineweekend #gilmandistrict #berkeley #urbanwinery #urbanwinewalk #urbanwineoasis #berkeleywineghetto #winetasting

Weekend barrel sample clue. Check out our story for the answer to this weekends barrel sample. Ya gotta know to get it😎 #weekend #winetasting #urbanwinery #minimalinterventionwine #transparentwinemaking

The ‘18 Vintage is starting to fall into place. Racking a few barrels, putting together a few base blends. Subtle nuances starting to strut. #wineblending #pinotclones #redtriangle #pinotnoir #dontforgettospit

No song and dance routine, but some mighty fine wine and bad jokes a plenty. #sundayfunday #oscars2019 #handmadewine #minimalinterventionwine #thewinemakerpoursthewine

Apparently Pinot Noir pairs well with a Polar Vortex. Making the snow look tasty ;-)

Still looking Polar Vortex and feeling California. Today with Windchaser Anderson Valley Pinot Noir and Odonata Grenache from Santa Lucia Highlands. @windchaserwineco @odonatawines @gaskomeyer #stayfrosty #polarvortex

Crissy Field Yacht Club

Couldn’t make it to the #iamthehighwaytributeconcert2019 this week in honor of Chris Cornell so I’m doing Super Sounds of Seattle Saturday today. 1-6pm #roussanne #pinotgris #grenache #pinotnoir #redtriangle #windchaserwine #yesthosearecds

‘‘Tis the season for... paper chromatography.
Stop by the tasting room Friday through Sunday 1-6 and we can talk about this voodoo paper and what it all means. We taste some vino too 😎#transparentwinemaking #winetasting #craftwine #wineghetto #voodoochile

Join us 3-5 Saturday December 1st to celebrate the first year of pouring wine here in the Berkeley wine ghetto. A little food and a lot of wine will be on hand. $20 gets you a glass, wine club members get a pass. #saturdayafternoon #gilmandistrict #berkeley #winetasting #guestdj #stockupfortheholidays

Get out in the rain, stomp around in a few puddles, then come taste some wine. #winetasting #notafraidofrain #pinotnoir #pinotgris #grenache #malbec #gewurztraminer #bonuswine #openonblackfriday

Family or friends visiting town for the holidays? Need something to do? The tasting room will be open Fridays from 1-6pm starting November 23rd (yes, #BlackFriday) and running through the New Year. Need to do some holiday shopping? Stop by the winery and give the gift of delicious handmade wine. Need to get away from crazy uncle Larry? Stop by the winery and taste some delicious handmade wine ;-) #gilmandistrict #berkeleywineghetto #pleasevisitsoimnotalone

#harvest2018 #greatyear #thatsawrap #timetoclean #transparentwinemaking

Don’t you wish you had a #syrah faucet? #harvest2018 #perlisyrah #redredwine #almostdone

Took a break from harvest and cellar activities today to pack up the fall wine club shipments. Ready for pick up starting this weekend.
#transparentwinemaking #wineclub #recycledboxes #papercutssuck

Ladies and gentlemen, your first look at the 2018 #andesonvalley #pinotnoir #cheers #harvest2018

The winery was literally buzzing tonight. #turnitup #watchtilltheend #crazy #buzzingbung #fermentation #harvest2018

Oops. #goofyfoot #vansoldskool #redwine #harvest2018

Timeline Photos

This Chardonnay is da bomb! I don’t care about points or awards, but as a winemaker I want to improve every year. With this fruit I have no excuse if I don’t beat the 92 we got for the ‘16. No pressure 😎#chardonnay #transparentwinemaking #rockingacidity #stoked @ Windchaser Wine Co

Murder Ridge Wines

This guy is eating up my Syrah!

This bear started visiting our vineyards last month. He along with several other black bears have invaded our vineyards in the Mendocino Ridge AVA. The bears seem partial to Syrah grapes. We are truly, Farming in the Wilderness.

I get to visit lots of beautiful areas of California this time of the year. #norcal #harvest2018 #lotsofdriving #imnotaphotographer @ California

Sunday mornings at the winery. Making it happen before the tasting room opens at 1pm. #harvest2018 #sundayvibes #transparentwinemaking

When one of the farmers you work with gives you a 40lb box of apples during harvest, you make late night apple pie. Kids had “pie for breakfast” but there was no snow. #broscomatose #harvest2018 #applesfordays🍎 #yepimadethat @ Lucas Valley, California

Wine colors.

Malbec bubbling to Jonathan Richman and the modern lovers. #transparentwinemaking #steadyasshegoes #pablopicassowasnevercalledasshole #harvest2018

A Walkable Tour of Berkeley's Best Wineries - The Press

Another great write up on our west Berkeley "wine ghetto". I particularly liked the "Anderson Valley in Berkeley" title.
Pretty cool ;-) You don't need to drive all the way to Napa for a day of wine tasting. Enter the Berkeley urban wineries, ranging from kosher to natural wine pioneers.

Anderson Valley grape sampling day. Getting close and the weather forecast looks great. #pinotnoir #pinotgris #gewurztraminer #chardonnay #harvest2018 #lotsofdriving #hurryupandwait @ Windchaser Wine Co

Fermenting Grenache or a bath bomb?
#harvest2018 #grenachenoir #vansoldskool #punchdowns

Get the work done, take your time, do it right. Don’t count hours;-)
#transparentwinemaking #todaywasagoodday @ Windchaser Wine Co

Malbec for breakfast. Now back to the winery to open the tasting room. Stop by 1-6 for a little #winetasting #saturdayafternoon #transparentwinemaking #onemanband

Fresh home roasted organic coffee for tomorrow’s early morning #malbec pick. #truckerdave #harvest2018 #eldorado #transparentwinemaking @ Lucas Valley, California

First fruit of the year is in! Grenache, hand sorted and foot stomped.
#harvest2018 #eldorado #grenachenoir #transparentwinemaking @ Windchaser Wine Co

Really nice bottle of wine. #perlisyrah #mendocinoridge #syrah

Monday morning in Anderson Valley. Looks like we still have at least two weeks before we pick anything up there. Everything is looking good. #transparentwinemaking #pinotgris #chardonnay #gewurztraminer #pinotnoir @ Anderson Valley

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