Westwood Estate Wines is driven by a vision.Beginning with the cleanest organic and sustainably farmed grapes coupled with the best winemakers in the world, wielding the best equipment available, our wines are meant to elevate the important moments in your life. Expressive, elegant and textured, our wines are unmistakably California, but are crafted for those who appreciate an elevated experience. Reflecting two decades of work and planning, Westwood’s voice is decidedly unique - as unique as our 23 acres in Annadale Gap, Sonoma.
At a young age, founder Carl Stanton was driven by challenges. Carl came from a career military family - mom and dad met in the base mess hall in between the Korean and Vietnam wars. Carl learned the value of work, integrity and partnership. Over the next 30 years he developed a career running and investing in small businesses. Serendipity struck in 1998 when Carl and his friends created the beginnings of Westwood and founded the Annadel Gap Vineyard. For the next dozen years, the team planted and replanted, slowly finding the voice of the vineyard, that sweet spot of varietals farming and winemaking.
Carl met David Green in 2010. Dave had built his career along a windy path through hospitality and every facet of the wine industry. Dave has developed and led some of the most iconic and pedigreed brands in the California wine industry. In 2005 he and Westwood's winemaker Philippe Melka launched Dana Estate together, marking their premier release with a perfect 100 point score from Robert Parker. Dave was drawn to the idea of creating world-class wines from the Annadel Gap Vineyard after being introduced to Carl. He brightened to the challenge and was impressed by Carl's fervent determination and commitment.