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!


Family Winemakers of California – Del Mar Wine Tasting

Sunday, March 10th 2024 @ Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego

One day only at the event, we will be taking orders and offering complimentary shipping from our winery in Santa Rosa to the Southern California Area.

  • When: Sunday, March 10th from 1:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – Bing Crosby Hall
  • Price: $75 * however save 30% using the following discount code!
  • Discount Code: WINECLUB30
  • Visit: FWC Eventbrite Tickets to purchase your tickets today!

Note: Tickets must be purchased in advance to use this discount code…

2024 Winter Micro Winery – Open House

Sunday, March 16th 2024 – 11:00am until 4:00pm @ Inspiration Vineyards

Join us at Inspiration Vineyards for our first Micro-Winery event of the year.

As in past events, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and try and buy wines from each individual winery. As of this update, the following wineries will be on-hand to introduce you to their newest releases. Don’t miss it!

  • Amrita Cellars
  • Elaine Wines
  • Inspiration Vineyards
  • Intent Wines
  • Premonition Cellars
  • Tom Mackey Cellars
  • van der Kamp Wines


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.