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Williamson Wines

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Key Info

  • An Australian family in Healdsburg making incredible wine.

  • Husband and wife duo, Bill and Dawn are the Aussie proprietors.

  • With 382 almost perfect five star reviews on YELP, this downtown Healdsburg tasting room is LOVED.

  • Widely known for their food and wine pairing experiences.

  • Both of their tasting rooms are in downtown Healdsburg.

  • The original tasting room focuses on a seated tasting, six wines with cheese and sauce pairings. No Charge.

  • The new tasting room on 18 Matheson focuses on dinner/lunch reservations.

  • A chef prepares a tasty culinary experience of larger bites to please your palate..

  • Definitely a destination spot for foodies, and a great place to host a birthday party.

  • Luncheon food pairing $75 pp is 5 courses/6 wines, tasting size food portions and wine pours.

  • Williamson has a large portfolio of 40 or more wines.

  • Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhone style wines.

  • Nothing on the wine list is less than $28

  • Cabernets $125 and $85, others $30- $40 range.

  • Wines are not available in any stores or restaurants.

  • Wine club shipments come with recipes not to be found anywhere else.

  • Williamson’s clubs also include: Cheese Club, Chocolate Club, and Spice Club.

  • Inside the tasting rooms, you’ll find food shops for your shopping pleasure.

  • Cheese, mustards, honey, jams, sauces, herbs, olive oil, nuts, and spices, all available.


You May Not Know

  • Bill’s first career was launching a software business in Australia.

  • He moved his business to Silicon Valley and later retired to make wine.

  • Read about Bill’s business savvy and wine making success in his book:

  • Way Beyond Wine- The Williamson Wine Story.

  • An easy read, giving unique insights into the enjoyment of food and wine.


Sheila’s Recommendation

  • A seated food and wine small bite experience at the Matheson tasting room is a must do..

  • Go for lunch!

  • While partaking in the tasting, you’ll notice a large tv mounted and playing food videos.

  • Reminded me of the Food Network except…

  • Videos are focused only on Williamson wine, spices, and culinary creations.

  • My favorite pairing, a Praline Bar recipe, I found it easily on Youtube.

  • Click HERE for access to their recipe videos.

  • Click HERE to access all of their recipes.

  • My friend purchased the Truffle Salt (SO DELECTABLE), and a Dijon Chutney.

  • The next time I’m ready for new spices, I’ll head to Williamson.

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