Vineyard Management
Generations of expertise combined with a passion for excellence

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country, Wilson Creek is blessed with the opportunity of being one of the pioneers in the valley. Our management style is derived from generations of experience combined with a passion for excellence.

As a family owned winery, we pride ourselves on land conservation, fruit quality and forming lasting relationships with our partners.

 

What We Offer

Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyards offers a complete range of viticultural services from design and installation to harvest. Our goal is to make world-class terroir driven Temecula Valley wines in the vineyard. Our biologically based regenerative agricultural approach to viticulture create long-term resilience to climate extremes, disease pressure and most importantly, wines that enhance lives from the soil microbiome, to our wine drinking guests to the community at large.
We are driven by quality and seek out grower partners who are also passionate about the magic of great wines and the life-enhancing potential of biologically based regenerative agriculture. We are flexible in how we partner with our growers; however, we are steadfast in our environmental and winemaking goals.

HOW WE WORK WITH OUR GROWER PARTNERS
New vineyard site assessment, planning, installation, maintenance and long-term purchase contracts
Existing vineyard assessment, improvements, maintenance and long-term purchase contracts
Existing vineyard assessment, regenerative agricultural consultation with the vineyard owner or manager with a purchase contract
Consultation for regenerative agricultural

WINEMAKING CONSULTING
Evaluate and advise grape and wine standards
Recommendations on wine processing

The Vineyard Team

The Team

GREG PENNYROYAL
Greg brings 30 years of diverse botanical and genetics research experience to Wilson Creek. His prior work in botanical medicine and agricultural production are uniquely utilized in modern vineyard management. Greg’s goal as Vineyard Manager and Professor of Viticulture at Mt. San Jacinto College is the continuous improvement of the Temecula Appellation as a recognized world-class wine producing region.

KESTUTIS “GUS” VIZGIRDA
As lead Winemaker, “Gus” brings 28 years of winemaking experience to the team. He settled in Temecula where an emerging wine culture was forming 31 years ago. He has worked alongside several of the Valley’s best winemakers. In addition to serving as the lead winemaker, Gus teaches wine classes at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State University. Gus believes that the secret of good winemaking begins in the vineyards. That is why throughout the growing season you will find him touring the rows of varietals and envisioning the kinds of wines he will produce from the harvest.

VINEYARD CREW
Wilson Creek has a passionate pool of employees – technically astute, well-trained, and service-oriented – that play a critical role during both the seasonal growing cycle and the pressures of harvest. Employees have a vast level of experience, vineyard competence and are experts in vineyard care.
Wilson Creek is known as an industry leader in sustainable farm management practices.

Contact Us

We favor the long-term relationships of building a vineyard’s world-class wine producing capacity. If this is in alignment with your vision for your property please, join us for a glass of wine and let’s discuss if we can be part of the truly unique world of winemaking together.

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