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Wertzberger Wine Healdsburg, CA 95448
3555 Dry Creek Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 894-4259
Tasting room hours: --- (Map)
Tasting room open by appointment only.
Winemaker Bill Wertzberger
Bill Wertzberger was raised in Dubuque, Iowa, in a familiy of eleven. In 1973, Bill joined the Army, which he calls “the path of least resistance for an 18 year-old trying to get out of a boring Midwest town.”
After two and a half years in Germany –where he developed a taste for wine – and shorter stints in San Antonio and Denver, Bill spent the last three years of his military service at the Presidio of San Francisco. Liking it, he stayed in The City after being discharged.
He then took a job as a floor runner at the Pacific Stock Exchange and eventually became the owner of a small customer service operation that checked trades on the Options Floor.
After 18 years in San Francisco, Bill moved to Sonoma County and started in a new line of work: Wine. He poured in tasting rooms, and after several different jobs in sales and production, he became the assistant winemaker to Dan Teldeschi at F. Teldeschi Winery in the Dry Creek Valley. That is where he makes Wertzberger Wines today. An accomplished artist, Bill paints the art he uses on his wine labels.
Red ------------- ---
2006 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
  • Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
  • Blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon,
  • Winemaker: Bill Wertzberger
  • Delicious blend of 86% Dry Creek Zin with 11% Syrah plus small amounts of Cabernet and Tinta Madera. Punched down in open top fermenters and aged in 3 yr old French oak for 18 months. Good fruit upfront with well integrated oak. Good balance between fruit and acidity means that this wine will pair great with food and continue to drink well for at least 5 more years. Only 50 cases!
  • 50 cases produced
  • Question? Comment?
  • Visit:
  • $22.00
    as of 01/26

    Phone: (707) 894-4259
    Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
    White ---
    2009 Raffaini Ranch Chasselas
  • Appellation: Russian River Valley
  • Chasselas Blend
  • Blend of Chasselas, Colombard,
  • Winemaker: Bill Wertzberger
  • The most widely planted grape in Switzerland, but rarely found in US vineyards. The perfect dry wine to pair with cheese fondue or raclette.
  • 25 cases produced
  • Question? Comment?
  • Visit:
  • $16.00
    as of 02/10

    Phone: (707) 894-4259
    Tastings by Appointment
    "Tasting room open by appointment only.["
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