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

CLICK HERE to order and ship to these states, : 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!


Zoom – Virtual Tasting

Live Interactive Tasting with Jon Phillips

Our Wines
Inspiration Vineyards Wine Glass

Join me once a month on Saturdays for a live virtual tasting. Topics for the next couple of months are below. If you’d like to taste along, try to order at least two weeks in advance for wines being sent to the mid-west and east coasts. For the western states (WA, OR, ID, NV, AZ, NM & CA) I am now using GLS (formerly GSO) – for the rest of the country, we use either UPS or FedEx ground service. A big thank you to everyone who has already participated – looking forward to seeing you each month!

Saturday, July 18th @ 3:00pm – Inspiration Vineyards Monthly Zoom Virtual Tasting – Join us via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85099153224 – This month we’ll be talking about our favorite BBQ recipes along with the best BBQ wines.

Jon will be live in his kitchen, demonstrating how he prepares the Smoking Cubano Sandwich.

Jon’s Potato Salad paired with Viognier, Sonoma Valley

Smoked Pork Loin paired with Grenache, Sonoma Valley

The Smoking Cubano (Smoked Cuban Sandwich) with 2018 Zinspiration, Dry Rose

Suggested Wine Pairing: 2018 Zinspiration Dry Rose – or – if you’d like something red, our 2018 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley (Gallaway)

Saturday, August 22nd @ 3:00pm – Inspiration Vineyards Monthly Zoom Virtual Tasting – Join us via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82882669845 As we celebrate our last full month of summer, let’s work in the kitchen by making a classic Caesar salad. As we look for the perfect wine to pair with this iconic salad, we’ll also discuss the history of its creation and why it’s the perfect salad for the summer months. Wine suggestion: Grenache


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.