“Working with Carl, Ben and the exceptional Westwood team is like family. Their passion and dedication to wine quality, coupled with their outstanding Annadel Gap Vineyard, results in wines of exceptional quality, depth, intellect and balance.”

David Ramey

Consulting Winemaker

Over the last three decades, David has helped pioneer traditional, artisan winemaking techniques in California. His groundbreaking work with native yeasts and malolactic fermentation yielded a wine style that is richer, more lush and silky smooth in texture.  

Widely acknowledged as a true wine pioneer, David Ramey’s efforts over the years have helped raise the bar and brought California to the forefront of the international wine world. David helped establish a number of wineries: Chalk Hill, Matanzas Creek, Dominus Estate and Rudd Estate. Today, he makes his own wines as Ramey Wine Cellars and continues to consult for a select handful of wineries.