Meet The Family

THE WILSONS

From Left to Right:

FRONT ROW: AJ (Golden Retriever), Chianti (Golden Retriever), Gerry Wilson,Tipsy (Golden Retriever), Rosie Wilson, Cabernet (Golden Retriever), Jazzy (Golden Retriever),

BACK ROW: Bill Wilson, Jenifer Wilson, Cassidy Wilson, Cambria Wilson, Sarah Wilson, Mick Wilson, Deanna Wilson, Gavin Johns, Craig Johns, Hayden Johns, Libby Johns, Heather Wilson, Chris Wilson, Jessica Wilson & Chloe Wilson.





Congratulations to Gerry & Rosie Wilson on their
"Lifetime Achievement" award!

On Saturday, February 22, 2014 an unassuming Gerry & Rosie attended the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce's 48th Annual Awards Gala, at Pechanga Resort & Casino. It was here that they sat and listened to the presenter talk about a couple whose life story strangely paralled that of their own, until they realized they were the couple, and graciously accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award.

These two individuals started their story in August of 1953 when they walked down the wedding aisle. They adopted a child and then gave birth to three more children, within the next two and half years. Gerry was a financial advisor, while Rosie was a former TV cooking show host. Family and work placed at the top of the list of their priorities. Neither one was ready to risk all their savings when one of their grown children suggested launching a new family business.

At first they looked at Solvang, but it didn’t seem right for them. Then they discovered Temecula, and in 1996 they decided to take a gamble on creating a small winery and called it Wilson Creek Winery. They sold their home in South Pasadena and by the next year, three of their children and their spouses picked up from where they were living to move to Temecula as well.

Now that the family is grown, they still enjoy spending time together. In fact, three of their children and their respective spouses are key participants in the business. Today, they own 90 acres and sell over 50,000 cases of wine each year. Each weekend the winery welcomes more than 1,500 visitors. Their winery hosts multiple charity events each year, that bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce* named them Gold Business of the Year four times. This family enterprise started with a dream, before it grew into the successful commercial entity it has become since the tasting room opened in 2000.

*Temecula Chamber of Commerce - Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country





BILL, GERRY & MICK
BILL, GERRY & MICK
BILL, GERRY & MICK
CAMBRIA HELPING WITH CRUSH
CAMBRIA WILSON
CASSIDY IN LAB
CIGAR NIGHT MICK DEANNA
CRUISE FORMAL WILSON 4
CRUSH TASTING LIB DEANA BILL
FAMILY DENIM POSE 2002
FAMILY IN GAZEBO
GALLERY GIRLS WITH PUPPIES
GAVIN & HAYDEN ON TRACTOR
GERRY AND ROSIE WEDDING
GERRY DEANNA WALK SARAH BALLOON
GERRY DEANNA WALK VINES BALLOON
GERRY WITH KIDS2
GRANDKIDS
GRAPE STOMP BILL AND KIDS
HARVEST 09 GERRY & ROSIE
KIDS GIRLS IN TANK1
LITTLE WILSON
MICK & DEANNA WEDDING DAY
MOTHERS DAY
ROSIE & CHIMP
ROSIE AT HARVEST 09
SARA WORKING HARD
SARAH WILSON
SARAH WITH DAD ON QUAD
TAFFY AND MERLOT AT CRUSH
TRACTOR RACE
VINE TASTING BILL ON TRACTOR
XMAS 06 FAMILY
Southern CA Meetings + Events Magazine - Best of 2009 Award
San Diego's Best Winery 2010
Inland Empire 2013 Hotlist - Best Winery Category
As seen on the Today Show!
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards™ 2014 - Award Winner
The Press Enterprise Readers' Choice Awards 2012 - Award Winner
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellenece Award Winner
Inland Empire Magazine - Best Award Winning Wines, 2010 Wine Awards
Southern CA Meetings + Events Magazine - Best of 2010 Award

Wilson Creek Winery of Temecula Valley is in the heart of the Southern California Wine Country!
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