Welcome to Inspiration Vineyards and Winery.  Founded in 2002, our mission hasn’t wavered: We strive to produce high quality, food friendly wines at an affordable price, using the finest quality grapes grown throughout Sonoma County.



Great Grandfather and Aunts in San Martin Vineyards, c 1910

Can you believe that we have been actively producing wines since the turn of the century?

Slight exaggeration, but actually true. Although it has only been since 1999 that Jon started producing wine for friends and family; his fascination with wine began while he was in college, working in the tasting room at the Mirassou Winery in San Jose, California.

It may also be possible that Jon’s interest in wine is in his blood. In the early 1900’s, Jon’s great-grandparents owned and farmed vineyards in San Martin, California.

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Sonoma Strong Promotion Sonoma proud!

All of our wines are handcrafted and produced from grapes proudly grown in Sonoma County, California.

Every March, we welcome visitors to the winery to try samples from the barrel. Called “futures”, save 40% by purchasing now before the wines are bottled.

Our Wine Store includes our newest vintages along with a limited amount of wines from previous vintages. Because alcohol shipments require special permits and an adult signature, we’re not able to ship to ALL states. Depending on what state we’re shipping to, we have two different secure Wine Store Shopping Carts. Please reach out to us if you don’t see your state on one of these links.

CLICK HERE to order and ship within California and these other states: AL AK AZ CO CT DC FL IL MI MN NJ NV OH OR UT WA WI GA HI IA ID IN KS LA MA MD ME MN MO NC ND NE NH NM NY OK PA SC TN TX VA VT WV WY

We welcome your inquiries if you have any questions about our wine-making practices and philosophy. Thank you for shopping with us today!


New Release Tasting & Wine Club Pick Up

Saturday, April 17th 2021 – noon until 5:00pm @ Inspiration Vineyards

Join Jon at the winery for our first public event in over a year. For those of you who either ordered futures last March or are wine club members, your orders and/or your annual subscription will be ready for pick up.

Because we haven’t been open in over a year, we’ll be pouring two vintages (2018 and 2019) for you to try, compare and contrast and buy.

Micro-Winery – Open House

Sunday, May 16th 2021 – noon until 4:00pm @ Inspiration Vineyards

Join us at Inspiration Vineyards and our client wineries who make their own wines at our facility for our first Micro-Winery event in over a year. As in past Micro-Winery events, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and try and buy wines from each individual winery. As we get closer to this event, we’ll be sharing the list of clients who will be participating, so stay tuned.

Zoom – Virtual Tastings

Live Interactive Tasting with Jon Phillips

Our Wines
Inspiration Vineyards Wine Glass

Sunday, May 2nd 2021 @ 3:00pm PDT – Inspiration Vineyards New Release Zoom Virtual Tasting CLICK TO JOIN ME ON ZOOM

It’s been months since we’ve had our last ZOOM virtual tasting. Join Jon as he reviews all of the new releases from the 2019 vintage and we talk about the current state of the Sonoma County wine industry after a year of pandemic related closures and another year of fires.

Friday, May 7th 2021 @ 5:00pm PDT – Cellar Angels – SIP Virtual Wine Tasting – The Evolution of Zinfandel

I’ll be talking about Zinfandel with host, and Cellar Angels CEO Martin Cody. In addition, we’ll be comparing two of our Zinfandels during the discussion. For more information about this virtual event, to purchase your SIP kit and to register, please visit: CellarAngels.com


Since 2011, Inspiration Vineyards has been offering custom wine making to those who lack a facility of their own. Jon Phillips & Dylan Sheldon, have almost 40 years of combined experienced in producing high quality, small production, award winning wines. Where some custom wine making facilities require a large multi-ton minimum commitment, our focus has always been on small lot production, willing to take on single barrel projects when asked.

We offer a full range of wine making and consulting services to address your needs from custom wine making, also known as “custom crush” to winery hosting, also known as Alternating Proprietor (AP) services.

Because everyone’s wine making goals are unique and different, please contact us to make and appointment for a free consultation. Both Jon and Dylan would be happy to sit down and meet with you to discuss your objectives and our pricing.