Rhonda Wood

Rhonda Wood

Wood Family Vineyards & Winery (Winemaker & Owner)

Wood Family Vineyards is a Livermore Valley family-run winery that specializes in limited production, handcrafted wines. Family members Rhonda, Michael, Harrison, and Parker all have a hand in the winemaking process, as do many friends and other family. Michael assumes all duties during harvest, and Rhonda is the winemaker.

Rhonda started making wine in 1996, after the family purchased the Merlot vineyard where she and her husband Michael built their home. Together, their passion for wine and belief that winemaking begins in the vineyard led them to Livermore Valley. They are tireless champions of the quality of Livermore Valley soils and their commitment to Valley-grown grapes.

Believing that she has more to learn about winemaking, Rhonda furthers her education by enrolling in extension course at the University of California, Davis, courses offered by laboratories, and sharing information with other winemakers.