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Fall at the Inn: Harvest, Food & Wine

Fall is a turning point at The Westlake Village Inn. Although in California we often experience an Indian Summer where the heat doesn’t dissipate until Halloween comes near, even the leaves have fallen but the warm air lingers, we still anticipate the seasons changing. We celebrate Fall with crisp, leafy garland, earthy-colored foliage, and pumpkins […]

The Blind Tasting

Each afternoon, as I sit with an array of bottles in from of me, tasting some of the best wines from around the world, people stare and often proceed to tell me that I must have the best job in the world. While that’s quite true, it is still just that, a job. Tasting wine, […]

A Warm Winter’s Eve

As lovely as the holidays are, getting through the holiday season is a lot of work, usually leaving us feeling depleted, and come mid-January, with a little case of the post-holiday blues. The twinkle lights are down and the streets are dark, the smell of fresh pine and apple pie has vanished, there are no […]

The New Beaujolais Has Arrived!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau Est Arrivé! The New Beaujolais Has Arrived! Created by local winemakers roughly a century ago, they wanted a wine that they could drink immediately in celebration of the end of harvest, while the rest of the better Beaujolais was aging, and so Beaujolais Nouveau was born. Beaujolais Nouveau, meaning “New Beaujolais”, is […]

Harvest Celebration Dinner

In celebration of the culmination of the wine growing season and the harvest of a new vintage of wine, we are hosting our first annual Harvest Celebration Dinner in The Stonehaus Vineyard at 6pm on Saturday, September 19th   featuring the wines of Zaca Mesa Winery. Zaca Mesa is a local (Santa Barbara County), family owned […]

Conscious Coffee

Stonehaus Serves Fresh Espresso We do what we can. We volunteer, we donate our time and money, we recycle, we conserve water, we adopt animals, we shop local, we buy organic produce and certified humane meat and dairy, and then we drag our exhausted, saintly selves into the coffee shop with our reusable mug, and […]

Bud Break Spring Celebration at Stonehaus in Westlake Village

The annual growth cycle of a grapevine begins with bud break in the spring and culminates with harvest and leaf fall in the autumn. In celebration of the end of a dormant winter, the beginning of spring, and the breaking of the buds on our vines, we are holding our first annual Bud Break Celebration […]

Breaking Your Fast

Just six weeks into the New Year, many of us may find ourselves right on track with our 2015 goals, but many of us may find that we’ve already fallen behind. Much like the New Year is an opportunity for a fresh start so is each new morning. With each morning comes a new chance […]

2012 Vintage Stonehaus Wine Barrel Tasting

The Stonehaus released our very first harvest from 2012 at an exclusive barrel tasting event! The Stonehaus, located at the Westlake Village Inn, hosted an exclusive barrel tasting and blending party on Thursday, January 15th, 2015. We showcased our Estate Vintage Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah wine, before sending them out to be bottled […]