Christine Woods Winery
This winery is currently closed.
In her honor, the nearby grove of redwoods was named Christine Woods. When founders Vernon and Jo Rose first saw the property adjacent to Christine Woods, they were struck by its natural beauty.
The Roses originally intended to retire on the 1,200 acres that they purchased. But in 1976, the grounds were cleared, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay Beaujolais vines were planted. This marked the end of their retirement, and the beginning of a new era in their lives.
Vernon Rose had been studying viticulture and winemaking for 20 years previous to Christine woods’ first vintage. In 1985, the Roses released an Estate Bottled Cab and Gamay Beaujolais as well as a Merlot and Chardonnay from purchased fruit. The first vintage of Chardonnay took first place at the Mendocino County Fair.
Christine Woods recently acquired 18 acres of land about 5 miles west of their Philo Winery, and plant Pinot Noir. Today, they produce several top quality Pinot Noirs, and continue to impress at local wine competitions.