25 years immersed in the wine industry, countless hours developing his personal techniques and style, INSPIRACIONES was born. Wines by Julian presents an uncompromising vision for the future of California wines.

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Pinot Noir

About Julian

Mexican-Born, American-Made

Julian Gonzalez is a third-generation farmer and winemaker with deep California roots. Julian immigrated at 12-years-old to pursue his American dream. He has worked his way from cellar worker to Chief Winemaker and Consultant for prestigious Wineries across Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and the West Coast wine region.

Our Story


Rooted in Napa California through a legacy of farmers, dating back to 1945. Julian’s grandfather Francisco Gonzalez was the first to begin seasonal farming in Lodi California as a part of the workforce known today as the Bracero program.

Chef Juan Murillo

Inspiraciones food pairings

Beautiful custom meals curated by Napa Valley Chef Juan Murillo for INSPIRACIONES. Food and wine pairing allows us to experience an enhancement of flavor that is interchangeable for both the food and wine. Learn more about Chef Murillo and his culinary pairing guide for our wines.

From the Vineyard

JUNE 14, 2021

Because of an extended cool growing season, grapes ripened with lower sugar levels, giving our 2019 INSPIRACIONES full flavors, fresh acidity, and superb balance.

— Julian Gonzalez, Proprietor

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