The Roudon-Smith Winery is dedicated to the production of exceptional wines from selected vineyards of the Santa Cruz Mountains and other regions of California. Traditional wine-making methods result in elegant, long-lived wines, which are the perfect complement to any meal. At Roudon-Smith Winery, we specialize in the making of fine wines as well as the enjoyment of taking on new challenges. Every year, we search for the most remarkable fruit available. Then with a minimal intervention approach to wine-making, we aim to preserve this quality as the grapes evolve to wine. Though small, we are growing our production as we find additional exceptional grape sources that we can turn into high quality wines.
The hyphenated name originates from Bob Roudon and Jim Smith, two engineers who made an exciting career change back in 1972. In January 2011 the Al and Diane Drewke became sole owners of Roudon-Smith. Today we along with our consulting winemaker, Mikael Wargin, continue our quest for excellence in winemaking.
We have recently moved production to a facility in San Carlos where we made the 2017 vintage. We are currently doing bimonthly Sip and Shop Tasting Events on Sundays from 1-5 PM at Artisans Gallery located at 1368 Pacific Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz. Check the Events page for upcoming dates. We also do Passport Saturday at this location.