News and Events
June 3, 2016> Barrel auction for Auction Napa Valley, Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville, CA #ANV16
Ideology Cellars is a proud member of the NVV and we'll be at the Barrel auction from 11-4 pm with 10 cases of wine for 10 winning bidders! The mission of the Napa Valley Vintner's (NVV), annual community fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley, is to use the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $150 million in Napa County’s nonprofit organizations. To learn more about the auction, please click here
April 3, 2016 > Wags N Wine, Peju Province Winery, Rutherford, CA
Have a glass of wine and help save a dog! Ideology Cellars, along with several other wineries, will be pouring wine at the beautiful Peju Province Winery in Rutherford on April 3, 2016 from 11:30 – 2:30 pm for the second annual Wags N Wine – a Napa Valley event sponsored by Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation, a non profit foundation established to rescue animals currently in California shelters from imminent death.
Wags N Wine is all about good food, fabulous wine, fantastic music and DOGS. Best of all, you can bring your four legged best friend and enter him or her in the Pooch Pageant. Prizes will be awarded. If that’s not all, Valley chefs will be baking up their best ever dog biscuits and the doggies will be the judges of the best biscuits in the Valley.
You’ll also have a great time browsing through the amazing prizes offered at the silent auction, which include weekend getaways, wine, spa baskets, and many other wonderful prizes. Purchase your tickets now at www.WagsNWine.com or by calling 714-328-8661.
March 20-24, 2016
Winemaker Julie Lumgair is packing her bags and headed to Florida to host a series of winemaker dinners and other fun events!
March 20, 2016 > Meet the Winemaker at The Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar, Tampa, FL
Wine enthusiasts, have you ever wondered who creates the magic in that bottle of wine you love so much? This is your chance to meet Ideology Cellars winemaker, Julie Lumgair. Spend some time imbibing with Julie and learn all about the journey Ideology Cellars wines take from vineyard to bottle. For more information, please call The Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar at 813-254-9463
March 22, 2016 > Winemaker dinner at The Black Pearl, Dunedin, FL
Culinary excellence meets bottled elegance. Please join Ideology Cellars winemaker, Julie Lumgair, for an evening of inspired cuisine paired with a selection of Ideology Cellars wine at Dunedin’s The Black Pearl. The Black Pearl culinary team will prepare a delicious multi-course dinner designed to perfectly pair with our wines.
For more information and reservations, please click here to contact The Black Pearl or call 727-734-3463.
March 23, 2016 > Winemaker maker dinner at Adam’s Kitchen, Port Orange, FL
Please join Napa Valley’s Ideology Cellars winemaker, Julie Lumgair and Chef Adam from Adam’s Kitchen and experience an unforgettable evening of food and wine. A selection of Ideology Cellars wines will be paired to complement Chef Adam’s stellar 5-course dinner. For more information and reservations, please click here to contact Adam’s Kitchen or call 386-872-5032.
March 24, 2016> Winemaker tasting with appetizers at Third Wave Café & Wine Bar, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Nibble on some bites, sip on some wine and meet the winemaker from Napa Valley’s Ideology Cellars - Julie Lumgair!! For those of you who love wine, this is the perfect opportunity to spend some one-on-one time with Julie who is the person responsible for what’s in your bottle!! For more information and reservations, please click here to contact The Third Wave or call 386-402-7864.
March 16, 2016> First Taste, CIA Downtown Campus at Copia, Napa, CA
Celebrating its fifth year, Flavor! Napa Valley provides the finest in farm-to-table cuisine, world-class wines and culinary star talent. Guests will delight in events ranging from local and celebrity chef demonstrations to intimate winemaker workshops along with Grand Tastings and exclusive experiences that bring out the best flavors of Napa Valley. We'll be there opening night from 6-9pm! For more information, please click here
February 20, 2016> Premiere Napa Valley Barrel Auction, St. Helena, CA - Lot #48! - #PNV16
After such a successful showing of our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon in barrel, Ideology Cellars will be at Premiere Napa Valley with our Lot #48 ~ five cases of 100% 2014 estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from a single barrel that was produced solely for Premiere Napa Valley! Premiere Napa Valley is the must-attend wine industry event of the year attracting top trade from around the globe, many of whom use Premiere week as a time to focus on their Napa Valley wine business. This year's auction will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the CIA! See you there!
February 19, 2016> Oak Knoll District In the House! Premiere Napa Valley, St. Helena, CA #PNV16
Here is a brilliant way to kick off the best weekend in Napa Valley because Ideology Cellars will be there! - the Oak Knoll Vintners' Premiere Napa Valley Welcome Reception. Join the OKD vintners as we toast Premiere Napa Valley 2016 and welcome our Premiere attendees to our beautiful Napa Valley as we bring our renowned Oak Knoll District wines to the festivities. Enjoy the OKD's beautiful, aromatic white wines and Chardonnays partnered with Tomales Bay oysters, and the OKD's elegant red wines and PNV barrel samples with North Coast cheeses and hearty hors d'oeuvres. Throw in a little live music and you have all the right ingredients. Who else will be in the house? How about Trefethen Family Vineyards, Robert Biale Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Fortunati Vineyards, Black Stallion Winery, Boyd Family Vineyards, Darms Lane, Monticello Vineyards, Materra-Cunat Family Vineyards, Whitehall Lane, Padis Vineyards, John Anthony Vineyards, and Matthiasson!
February 18, 2016> Women Winemakers Winetasting: 6th Annual Pre-Premiere Trade only Event! #PNV16
THURSDAY from 2-5 pm is the big Pre-Premiere event! MORE winemakers, MORE wine! Every year more talented ladies and wineries join our group to meet-n-greet and showcase some of the hottest wines in the Napa Valley. Twenty Napa Valley wineries (and the women behind them) welcome you for a comprehensive tasting of their current releases, Premiere Napa Valley barrel samples and a few library gems! Some of our wineries who've poured include: La Sirena, Corison, Arrow & Branch, Arns, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Galerie, Oakville East, Tres Sabores, Red Mare, Meander, Honig, Cairdean Estate, Coquerel, Peju, Raymond, Red Mare, Ideology, Hoopes, Markham Vineyards, Leto Cellars and Courtesan. Space is limited and RSVP is required
February 12, 2016> Food From the Heart, San Francisco, CA
Save the date and come see us at Slow Food's Food from the Heart 2016 at the Ferry building on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 5-7:30! Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. A perfect complement to wine!
Wine, Women & Song
presented by Rhythmix Cultural Works
August 22, 2015> Wine, Women & Song, Alameda, CA
Please join Ideology Cellars winemaker, Julie Lumgair, for an evening of tasty temptations and luscious libations (Julie will be pouring five of our wines!). This will be a fun evening to meet some fabulous women winemakers and taste some great wines, not to mention the delightful sounds of blues, jazz, taiko, marimba, art and more sensational delights! For ticket information, please visit:
June 4-7, 2015> Auction Napa Valley! Raise your paddles on Friday, June 5th for our barrel lot #151!!!
The mission of the Napa Valley Vintner's (NVV), annual community fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley, is to use the worldwide reputation of Napa Valley wines to enhance the well-being of the Napa County community. To date, the NVV has invested more than $145 million in Napa County’s nonprofit organizations. Ideology Cellars is a proud member of the NVV!!
April 23-26, 2015> South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival, Sandestin, FL
Love food? Love wine? Then by all means, stop by and say hi to Bob at this fabulous food and wine event!
June 16-23, 2015 > Mediterranean Cruise with Bob & Joni Williamson
Here they go again! Bob Williamson and his wife Joni are hosting their fourth Food & Wine Trails’ wine cruise in June 2015. Oceania Cruises’ Riviera will be the group’s floating hotel for this seven (7) night adventure from Rome to Monte Carlo. Visit port cities not visited on their previous cruises, such as Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; and Antibes, France.
As Bob and Joni's guests you will enjoy fun events onboard including a welcome reception, wine-paired group dinner, wine tastings and seminars. You will also have the chance to purchase wine-focused shore excursions and visit premier wineries, dine in fabulous restaurants, but more importantly, see a part of these regions not seen by the average traveler.
Reservations will not be taken after 1/16/2015, so book now for FREE pre-paid gratuities and $100 shipboard credit. Call our exclusive travel partner, Food & Wine Trails, at (800) 367-5348 or visitwww.foodandwinetrails.com/ideology2015 to find out more.
Happy New Year 2015 !!
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 > 5:30-9:00 pm wine dinner at Napa Valley Bistro - Napa, CA
Please join the Ideology crew at Napa's own Napa Valley Bistro for a yummy wine dinner! We'll welcome you with a splash of something special, followed by a two-course dinner paired with two more of our exceptional wines! $45.00, tax and gratutity not included. Open seating throughout the evening, reservations are recommended. Please call Napa Valley Bistro at 707-666-2383 for reservations.
We look forward to starting the new year with you!!
Pan Seared White Sea Bass Cake
Lobster Infused Tarragon Vinaigrette, Frisee,
Wild Baby Arugula, Fennel
2013 Blondie Chardonnay, Napa Valley
Brick Pressed Wild Game Hen
Savory Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding,
Roasted Blue Lake Beans, Pomegranate Kernels,
Herbed Mustard Sauce
2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Sunday, Oct 5, 2014 > 6:30 pop up wine dinner at Brix Restaurant - Yountville, CA
Limited number of reservations available for this pop up wine dinner at Brix. Please join the Ideology crew for a five-course food and wine dinner featuring five of Ideology Cellars stellar wine picks. Passed hors d'oeuvres, caesar salad, wild mushroom carbonara with shaved truffles, grilled filet with potato puree, haricots verts & bordelaise, mini crème brûlée, mini chocolate cupcakes and Camembert le pommier to finish!
$130.00 per person includes tax and gratuity. Alcoholic beverages not included.
Please give us a call at the winery today to reserve your spot! 707-226-2151
August 19, 2014> UPDATED DINNER INFO! - Sam's Chowder House, Palo Alto, CA
What a perfect complement! Join Ideology Cellars at Sam's Chowder House in Palo Alto, CA as we pair our wines with a delicious four-course summer inspired dinner. Who can resist Lobster Bisque, Jumbo Prawns, and Albacore Tuna paired with the wines from Ideology Cellars??
$75.00 per person, plus tax and gratuity, wine pairings included. Alcoholic beverages not included.
Please RSVP to Rebeca at the address listed above to reserve your spot!
March 27-30, 2014> Ideology & the San Francisco 49ers! - The Resort at Squaw Creek, Lake Tahoe
Please join Ideology and your favorite San Francisco 49ers players, coaches and alumni for the 14th annual Winter Fest! Enjoy three days of fun winter activities, gourmet food and of course, awesome wines! For more information, please call (408)-986-4868 or www.49ers.com/winterfest. See you on the slopes!!
February 27th, 2014 > Ideology Cellars at brix wines - Carefree, AZ
Please join Bob from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at brix wines in Carefree, AZ for a special tasting of five Ideology wines! From Chardonnay to Rosé, there will be a wine for everyone's palate. Yummy bites will be on hand, and there are rumors of live music! Please visit www.brixwinesaz.com for directions and more information. Cheers!
October 10th, 2013 > Ideology Supports the BlackRock SF Giving Days - Half Moon Bay, CA
Benefitting the 49ers Foundation, the Seventh Annual BlackRock San Francisco Giving Days will have a handful of wineries hosting their event and Ideology Cellars is one of them! Dedicated to supporting BlackRock's philanthropic commitment to our community, while increasing connectivity among employees and valued BlackRock business partners, this event proudly raised over $900,000 last year. Ideology is proud to be a part of this event we look forward to supporting the 49ers Foundation.
September 9th, 2013 > Harvest has begun! Our Chardonnay has begun its journey!
Today we brought in the first several ton of our chardonnay - and many more days to follow! Stop by and visit and share a glass of our 2012 Blondie or Blondie Gone Wild - it's tasting great!
August 30th, 2013 > Tasting in a Box - Comparing Ideology Cabs in French, American & Neutral Oaks!
Customers in Texas sent us a photo of their evening of "barrel sampling" - French Oak, American Oak, Neutral Oak and a "Blend" of Oak barrels. What a great time and a great experience for them - Thank you Angie! We hope you enjoyed it!
August 8th, 2013 > Ideology Wine Dinner at Cuvee Napa!
Join Bob, Joni and Ashlee at our first family wine dinner. In partnership with Cuvee Napa, we are excited to offer you an evening of culinary delight prepared by Chef Brendan Mica. Meticulously paired with our wines, Chef Mica's creations are adventurous and offer the most discerning palates a treat.
Mt. Tam triple cream, honeyed white peach, toasted hazelnuts
Crisp potato, jalapeno, red onions, avocado, citrus punch and segments
Wild rice , pickled onion, cherry chutney, rosemary pork jus
Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Toasted faro, garlic, figs, port reduction, wild arugala
Reserve Block Cabernet Sauvignon
** $65.00/person plus tax & gratuity
Call Cuvee for Reservations at (707) 224-2330. We look forward to seeing you for an evening of great food and wine!
July 19, 2013 > We are bottling 2012 Blondie today!
After a few weeks of being sold out of Blondie, we are excited to bottle our 2012 Blondie .... come join us for a glass as we will be bottling all day!
"It's much more than just the color of the wine.
It's an Attitude."
June 15, 2013 > NASCAR bound! You can hear the roar of the engines - but first ...
... the roar of the lion (Ideology)! Bob and his friends from NASCAR enjoy some time in the vineyard before the race at Infineon ...oh ... and they enjoyed a few glasses of Ideology too!
April 15, 2013 > Beyond Budbreak!
The Williamson Family Vineyard is soaking in the spring sunshine - we just went through bud break! Let's raise a glass (or maybe two!) to the start of the 2013 growing season! Come visit us at the winery - we willl be bottling soon - come share a glass of wine with Bob!
February 25, 2013 > Blondie Gone Wild bottling!
We are bottling our 2011 Blondie Gone Wild on a sunny day in Napa Valley! For all of you who are waiting for the next vintage (it has been sold out!), it is almost ready!!!
February 22, 2013 > Armando & Gustavo go to the Daytona 500!
Bob & Gustavo are enjoying Daytona Beach at the pre-party for the Daytona 500! Pictures to follow! The Ideology Cellars wine dinner will be Wednesday evneing, February 27th at Tosanca Ristorante in Ormond Beach, FL - come join us!
February 13, 2013 > Blondie gets a Silver Medal at the
2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
Blondie took home a Silver at this years San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. We think it's even better than this - order some today and try it for yourself! Let us know what you think!
January 24, 2013 > Wine Dinner hosted at Toscana Ristorante - Ormond Beach, FL
Join us in Ormond Beach, FL at Toscana Ristorante Italiano on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 for an Ideology Cellars wine dinner. $75.00/person The dinner will be hosted by Bob Williamson, owner of Ideology Cellars. Please call Toscana at (386) 615-0350 to reserve your spot - seating is limited! You may also visit their website by clicking here. We look forward to seeing you!
October 19, 2012 > Happy Birthday Riley!!!
Happy 4th Birthday to Riley! She is spending the day with Mom relaxing and playing in the pool! She recently returned from her second home in Napa Valley where she enjoyed a full week with Indy (our other family dog) and the entire family!
October 6, 2012 > Ideology is harvesting their Cabernet today!
We are picking today for our Estate Cabernet and our Reserve Cabernet - Come on by and taste some great wines with Bob & Joni!
October 4, 2012>Our Russian River Pinot Noir grapes came in today!
We are excited about our Pinot Noir from the Russian River! We hope you will try some in the future!
September 28, 2012> Our chardonnay grapes were harvested today!
Busy day at the winery as ~15 ton of our chardonnay grapes from the Red Hen Vineyard came in for crush! How exciting for the 2012 vintage - it looks to be a great one!
June 22, 2012> A Mediterranean Wine Odyssey
Join Mira Winery and Ideology Cellars on our Mediterranean Wine Odyssey cruise! We set sail on June 6 - 15th, 2013 from Rome to Barcelona. Join Gustavo and Armando on their Excellent Wine Odyssey Adventure for what is sure to be an experience of a lifetime! Click here to learn more about our cruise on board Oceania Cruises' Riviera hosted by Food and Wine Trails.
January 25, 2012>NEW Blondie label is getting bottled today!
We are working today on the first step in introducing our new Blondie label - we are bottling it! If you would like to be the first to try our Blondie under it's new label, call us at the office (707) 226-2151 and let us know that you read our News and Events page and we will give you 20% off until the end of the month! Remember though, we need to let "her (Blondie) rest" after bottling before sending it out to you! We hope you will enjoy our latest wine and please provide us with your feedback at email@example.com. Cheers!
January 13, 2012> 93 Points Wine Enthusiast awards to our 2007 Reserve Block ...
Cabernet. Who said Friday the 13th is an unlucky day! We were notified today that the score will be announced in the April issue. Better order it now, once it hits the magazine, it will be a library only wine!
January 6, 2012> Gold Medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!
Our 2008 Blondie Gone Wild took home a Gold Medal and our 2007 Reserve Block Cabernet took a Silver Medal! Stop by our tasting room to try some today! Click here for the full results. Cheers!
January 2012 > Happy New Year!! Wine Enthusiast Awards 95 Points...
... to our 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon! In addition, our wine was recognized as one of the top 100 wines in the world for 2011 by the Wine Enthusiast and it has also received the coveted “Editor’s Choice” designation!
November 16th, 2011 > STARS of Cabernet
Join Ideology Cellars at one of the top events of the year! Enjoy tasting some of the best Cabernets made by several outstanding wineries, sampling delicious food, plus bid on the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the TJ Martell Foundation and Children's Cancer Research.
The Peninsula Hotel
9882 South Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
To find out more visit: Learn About Wine
October 26th, 2011 > Harvesting our Cabernets from the Ideology Vineyards!
Our harvest is later this year - just like the rest of Napa Valley... but something is very different in our vineyard versus many other vineyards here in the Valley. Our grapes look great! With a Brix of 25.3, and our fabulous winemaker, we are sure to have a great vintage!
April 5th, 2011 > Bottling our 2008 Reds
Stop by to join us as we bottle our 2008 Proprietary Blend, Estate Cabernet and the Reserve Block Cabernet.
April 3rd, 2011 > 2007 Release Date! Joni's Birthday too!
Today is our release day for our 2007 Proprietary Red, Estate Cabernet and our Reserve Block Cabernet. Call us to make an appointment to stop by and taste with us - and celebrate Joni's birthday!