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!


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. Including Inspiration Vineyards, there will be seven separate wineries attending this event under our roof… Don’t miss it!

From Dough to Pie – Pizza Making Class

pizza by inspiration
inspiring pizza by Jon

Sunday, June 13th 2021 – 11:30am until 2:30pm @ Inspiration Vineyards

Cost: $100/pp – Limit 8 people

I’m often asked for my pizza dough recipe and suggestions on making the perfect pizza pie. Given the demand, I figured why not offer a class? I will go over some of the basic recipes of making the perfect pizza dough and then provide some hands-on time that will give you a chance to put what you learned into practice. Of course, we’ll be cooking up what you made and enjoy a nice pizza lunch after, with my wines of course. We will be making pizza that contains gluten – and I’ll introduce you to all of the tools that you’ll need to make pizza at home like I have for over 30 years.

Want to get a head start or you’re geographically challenged and can’t attend my class? Here’s my basic Pizza Dough Recipe.

To sign-up, simply complete the following contact form and include your contact information and also make sure I know how many are attending in case you’re signing up for others. You won’t be charged until the day of the event.

    Zoom – Virtual Tastings

    Live Interactive Tasting with Jon Phillips

    Our Wines
    Inspiration Vineyards Wine Glass

    TBD – Please check back – our next zoom session will occur in late June, followed by a session per month in July and August. Topics, date and times still being worked out.


    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.