Our Story


Stonehouse Cellars started with two families seeking an escape from the hustle of everyday city life. Today, the family has grown and we are proud to produce great wines but our greatest joy comes from being able to open our home to others so everyone can experience the small miracles that come with slowing down and breathing deeper.

We are dedicated to small, carefully cultivated, and perfected batches of wine that bring out the flavors of our grapes and the soil in which it was grown. However, where Stonehouse Cellars truly stands out amongst other high-end estate wineries is that we strive to provide a unique experience not necessarily centered around our wines but around you, our friends.


Ranch History


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Pomo Land, Pre-1906

The protected shelf on the hillside and numerous natural springs provide the Pomo natives with a wintering haven.

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Stonehouse erected, 1906 

 

A home built into the hillside with stones from the property.  Later to serve as a stagecoach stop servicing weary travelers.

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Vineyard First Planted, 1978

On the property long known as "Pomo Ranch", David James transitions the property from cattle to grapes. Block 1 is planted with cuttings propagated from the Fay vineyard that won the 1976 “Judgement of Paris”. This original clone still thrives today on its own root stock.

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1995 & 2002 Expansions

Robert Dooney plants vineyard blocks 2 and 3 to Cabernet Sauvignon with the help of our friend and neighbor, Don Fiora.

Bed & Barrel at Stonehouse Cellars Vineyard Sunset

Vineyard Reborn , 2010

Greg Stratmann and Clinton Jones purchase Pomo Ranch and Vineyard and begin revitalizing the abandoned property.

First Harvest, 2012

Revitalized vines produce our first harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon

Stonehouse Cellars First Award Winning Wines

First Release, 2017

Our first bottling of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir from Green Valley AVA, Zinfandel from Sonoma Valley AVA, and Don Fiora’s Grenache.

Bed & Barrel at Stonehouse Cellars Winery

Winery Opens, 2018

After the loss of the “brown” house to a fire in 2011, a mix use winery with guest rooms designed by Matt Hollis and built by Jim Irwin is completed in 2015 and opened for busines three years later.