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White Oak Vineyards & Winery

White Oak Vineyards & Winery Born in Los Angeles, Bill Myers worked as a building contractor and salmon fisherman in Alaska. During the 1970's, Bill relocated to the bucolic town of Healdsburg, California, sold his boat, purchased his first vineyard in the Alexander Valley and began to make wine. With his newly purchased vineyard, a tiny tasting room and wine production facility just off the square in downtown Healdsburg, he started making wines. He quickly became recognized for producing wonderful Chardonnay, Zinfandel and what was to become White Oak's flagship wine: Sauvignon Blanc. In 1991, he took home the Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award for his 1990 Sonoma County Chardonnay. In 1997, Bill formed an alliance with Burdell Properties to pursue his vision of expanding the winery and thereby creating the foundation of today's White Oak. Don Groth and Burdell Properties brought over 650 acres of prime vineyards in Napa Valley and the Russian River Valley. Shortly thereafter Bill broke ground on the impressive Mediteranean-style winery in the most scenic area of the Alexander Valley. The estate is nestled amongst seventeen acres of Zinfandel vines dating back to 1929 and 1935. Bill then added small lots of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc to the estate. In October of 1998, Bill was ready to open White Oak's new tasting room in the Alexander Valley. He was searching for someone with a proven record of excellence in the hospitality and wine industry and a business acumen. Bill hired Denise Gill who had started her career in the early nineties with J. Fritz Winery and had opened the new tasting room for Blackstone Winery. Denise demonstrates a superb talent of managing the different aspects of White Oak's tasting room, organizing lavish and fun events and creating an enthusiastic and knowledgeable sales team. Presently, White Oak Vineyards & Winery has nearly 750 acres of vineyards divided between the Napa, Alexander and Russian River Valleys. Roughly 10% of this fruit is used in White Oak wines with the balance being sold to other well known prestige wineries. We are currently producing five artisan quality wines for national distribution and two Estate wines, which are only available through our tasting room. Please call the winery for availability. The White Oak Tasting Room and Hospitality Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. While tasting is free, please make an appointment for a tour of the winery.

From San Francisco head north on HWY 101 to Healdsburg, take the Dry Creek Road exit and turn right on to Dry Creek Road. Then turn left on to Healdsburg Avenue, about 3 miles north, turn right on to Alexander Valley Road. This turns into HWY 128, head towards Calistoga (about 2 miles). If you are from Napa Valley take HWY 29 to HWY 128 past Calistoga, about 17 miles through Knights Valley.

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7505 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA, US, 95448 Email:
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Fax: 707-433-8446
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  Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley
Concentrated and rich aromas of dark chocolate and black fruit are framed by toasty oak and vanillia scents. Full and juicy in the mouth, the flavors of currants and black cherry are supported by ripe tannins. Black fruit and toasty oak combine to form the lengthy finish.
  Chardonnay - Russian River Valley
Full bodied, round, good depth of fruit, medium long finish. Flavors of citrus fruit, apple, lime, roasted nut and toasted oak.
  Merlot - Napa Valley
Dark, rich and chocolaty, with layers of mouth-coating mocha, currant, blackberry and coffee grounds, revealing extra dimensions of depth and complexity. Sharply foused, long and intense, with well-integrated tannins.
  Sauvignon Blanc - Russian River Valley
Bright forward floral essences of grapefruit, lime and lechee nut. Creamy tropical flavors with a hint of mineral, leading to a crisp clean, citrusy finish.
  Syrah - Napa Valley
Dramatic aromas of ripe blackberry, cranberry, dark fruit and roasted coffee. Earthy spice, toasted bread, leading to ripe black cherry flavors. Soft tannins leading to a long rich and viscous finish.
  Zinfandel - Alexander Valley Estate
Aromas of raspberry, ripe pomegranate and cranberry. The palate is complex with layered flavors of bright fruit and spicy pepper. Finishes long with ripe black cherry and toasty oak.


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