Daily April-October 11am - 5pm November-March 10am - 4pm
In 2003, the Belmonte family opened VJB Vineyards and Cellars tasting room to offer limited-production Italian varietals alongside fresh culinary delights. Named in honor of Victor Joseph Belmonte, VJB’s mission is to celebrate life with the ones we love. As VJB evolved and case production increased, Henry Belmonte and his father, Vittorio Belmonte, looked for a place to accommodate the expansion. Wellington Winery provided a sizeable production facility that also allowed them to pursue their passion for crafting fine French-Bordeaux style wines. In 2014 Wellington Winery, with its 20 plus acres and charming tasting room, became the home for this exciting new winemaking endeavor!
The property is planted to a number of different varieties including three single-lot old vine Zinfandels dating back as early as 1882. With the re-opening of the Wellington property in the spring of 2017, the Belmonte family is excited for all the new experiences they will be able to offer to both the local community as well as visitors to Sonoma Valley. Wellington will feature a new barrel room, crush pad and garden, as well as other upgrades and enhancements such as a new parking lot and walking bridge to accommodate more visitors.
The winery and tasting room sit amongst the 20-plus acres, giving the Belmonte family and team the ability to educate guests out in the vineyards and share their passion for wine where it all begins. The natural beauty, serene quiet and smell of fermenting grapes are a relaxing alternative to the bustling village and marketplace of VJB Cellars. Producing quality wines paired with an exceptional experience still remains the utmost priority for the Belmonte family.
• Wellington produces only 3,000 cases annually with a portion allocated exclusively to the wine club.
• VJB Cellars is Wellington’s brother winery, which specializes in Italian varietals.
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Estate Chardonnay
- Estate Viognier
- Estate White Rhone Blend
- Pinot Noir
- Estate Reserve Malbec
- Estate Reserve Merlot
- Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
- Estate Grenache
- Estate Petite Sirah
- Il Patrone - Bordeaux Blend
- Estate Old Vine Zinfandel
- Estate Zinfandel Port
- Estate Late Harvest Chardonnay