The Wilson Creek Story...
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After retiring in 1990, with the "kids" all grown up and on their own, Gerry and Rosie Wilson decided to sell their home in South Pasadena and start anew in a place where their family could come together to celebrate the simple pleasures of life.
Little did they know back thenm, that the result would lead the entire family to be immersed in the wine industry, living close by and working together daily in a labor-of-love environment.
Today, its 90 acres of old growth vines grace the Temecula Valley hills and produce over 40,000 cases yearly and include several award-winning varietals. The two large Tuscan-inspired buildings house a unique tasting room, a grand ballroom and elegant restaurant.
Just as Gerry and Rosie wanted a place where family could come together, the winery grounds feature several spaces designed to bring people together including gazebos, a concert stage, outdoor patio dining and of course, the peaceful sounds of Wilson Creek.
The dream and vision of Wilson Creek continues to thrive with three generations of Wilsons involved in day-to-day operations, from wine tasting and tours to weddings and corporate events.
The entire family is still involved. You can feel the energy and personal touch when you visit the large tasting room, and visit with the family members that are always on the property. The ambience of Wilson Creek continues to be very warm and welcoming. There is always a Wilson somewhere on the property. If you see us, please stop and say hello. We love talking about the family business.
Home of the famous Almond Sparkling Wine, the winery has garnered numerous prestigious international wine awards and Gerry is proud that Wilson Creek is unofficially the official winery of many Navy ships, including eight aircraft carriers
See our article "Uncorking a Family Business" in the October 28, 2004 issue of Business Week Online.
The products made and sold by Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards to any branch of the United States government or United States Armed Forces are sold exclusively to those entities and not available under any circumstance for sale to the public. The United States government and the United States Armed Forces are in no way related to Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards, nor has it endorsed Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards or the products is sells.