Winterhawk Winery

Proprietor Don Johnson purchased the property known as Gordon Valley Farm in 1977, which was planted with grapevines. He began his Winterhawk Winery in Suisun Valley to apply an artisan approach to wines.

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Join us on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. for live music, food and wine!

Winterhawk Vineyards

Our wine grapes are grown in estate vineyards, and nurtured by our highly qualified vineyard team.


Sample outstanding wines poured by actual winemakers and growers from five distinct, family-owned wineries.

Winterhawk Winery Suisun Valley MeritageRespect for the land and the life that’s supported on it, is important to us. We allow our vineyard to thrive naturally. We proactively embrace the positive influence predatory birds have on our vineyards. For example, we have owl houses and hawk boxes strategically placed throughout the vineyard. We are fortunate to receive a wide variety of birds, some you might spot during a visit, which includes Red-Tailed Hawks, Swainson’s Hawks, Sparrow Hawks, and Northern Harriers. Particularly in the wintertime, when the only activity in the vineyards is pruning of the vines, the hawks are our vineyard sentinels. As a predator of gophers, the hawks and barn owls hunt gophers naturally, controlling the population without the use of bait or chemicals that are harmful to the environment.  

When we labeled our 2008 Winterhawk Winery’s Sauvignon Blanc, we were the first wine in the United States to put the Fish Friendly Farming logo on our label.  It’s just my way of telling people how much I love this land.

Wine, Music and a Pizza Oven on Saturdays and Sundays
Join Winterhawk on Saturdays and Sunday for wine tasting and live music from 1-6 p.m.  Saturdays offer $7 tastings and a complimentary slice of artisan pizza while Sunday are all about local nonprofits with 20% of the wine sales supporting the nonprofit.  Live music, wine and a beautiful setting makes for a wonderful afternoon.

Visit Us

Come taste our wines Fri: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm/Sat: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm. Our friendly staff is always there to serve you and answer any questions you might have. For a true winery experience, we invite you to become a wine club member. You’ll be able to take advantage of our invite-only events, and be the first to enjoy all of our new releases.

Our Wine
Our wine grapes are grown in estate vineyards, and nurtured by our highly-qualified vineyard team. We believe wines should be balanced, and the ultimate goal is for the delicious flavors of the grapes to be completely reflected in our wines. We limit our production, and offer our wines at very affordable prices.

Winterhawk Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Verdelho, Winterhawk White Blend, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Meritage, and Late Harvest Zinfandel

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