Our vines

About the Clarksburg Appellation

The upper Delta Clarksburg area is well known for its rich soils, abundant water, unique microclimate, and multi-generational farming families. For more than a century, the region has been known for its production of fine fruits, vegetables and grains, which are offered to world markets through the ports of Sacramento and Stockton.

After a decade of effort by pioneering families like the Wilsons, the vineyards in the Clarksburg region were finally designated the Clarksburg Appellation in the early 1980s because of the area’s unique combination of soils, water, and climate. The soils are rich in organic material with high mineral content. Clarksburg farms and ranches have direct access to abundant water that flows down the Sacramento River from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The cooling winds off San Francisco Bay travel up the Delta to endow the appellation with ideal climate. The area’s warm days and cool nights provide premium viticulture conditions.

Our Grapes and Vineyards

World-class winemakers consistently praise our fruit and appreciate the quality that it adds to their varietals and blends. Wilson Vineyards grows a number of varietals, including:

  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Symphony
  • Voignier
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Gris
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Valdigue
  • Merlot
  • Riesling
  • Gewurztraminer

Wineries that use our grapes earn high scores and top awards in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and prestigious competitions regularly. We have grown grapes for many of the finest California wineries in Napa and Sonoma, Paso Robles, and Clarksburg, including:

  • Beringer
  • Bogle Winery
  • Delicato
  • Don Sebastiani & Sons
  • Dry Creek Vineyards
  • E & J Gallo
  • Geyser Peak
  • Korbel
  • J. Lohr
  • Pine Ridge
  • Vinum Cellars

Wine Industry Affiliations

We are proud to be a part of the Clarksburg community and to participate in the civic affairs of the communities that surround us. We belong to the following chambers of commerce and wine industry organizations: