Updated: Jan 12
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.
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.