West of Temperance

Greetings and welcome to West of Temperance Winery!

We are a Northern California boutique winery and in limited quantities we produce handcrafted wines from single varietals, single vineyards, rare wine grapes and off the beaten path locations.

Winemaking, production and operations are based in Napa.

Our primary focus are Italian wine grape varietals; Aglianico, Fiano, Sangiovese and Teroldego. Have a look at our wine details and fact sheet page to learn about these special varietals and the wines we produce from them.

Old vine Carignane and Petite Sirah from Mendocino County is another area of interest. We love working with old vine fruit and are fascinated by older vineyards and resulting wines.

Check out our Facebook pageInstagram and Twitter to learn more about the story behind our wines.

Tastings and winery visits in Napa by appointment.

We conduct custom wine tastings and winemaker dinners in private settings for small groups. Please ask us for more details.


John King (L) Brian Ojalvo (R) Founders and Winemakers
John King (L) Brian Ojalvo (R) Founders and Winemakers (click on the picture to be directed to a recent interview)


We look forward to sharing our wines with you…

Thanks for stopping by!


West of Temperance Winery

Brian and John

West of Temperance Online Wine Shop

Ordering and Shipping


Customers shipping to a California address may:

order wine online here


Customers shipping to an address outside of California may:

Reference our order form  

Read more about our wines 

Reference wines in our online wine shop 

Email us your order to:


Call us with your order on:


After we receive your order, we can accept your credit card details over the phone or issue a digital invoice via our payment gateway company for secure credit card payment online.

We are sorry we cannot accept shipping payment via our web store for our customers outside of California at this time and we appreciate your patience as we work towards a better ordering system for customers outside of California.


Order pick up by appointment.

We ship wine from our fulfillment center regularly, Monday through Friday.

Shipping options vary depending on location. Cold truck, standard UPS Ground, 1-day, 2-day & 3-day UPS Air available.

Wine shipments may be delayed due to weather conditions.

If shipping is delayed, we will hold your wine (at no cost) in our facility until it is safe to ship. Weather is something out of our control and we appreciate your understanding and patience as we ensure your wine remains safe.

Our apologies, we are unable to ship to PO Boxes, APO, or Military addresses. We are unable to bill any outside UPS or FedEx accounts. We ship via UPS exclusively.


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Colorfield is our proprietary red wine blend.

Volume One consists of Sangiovese, Petite Sirah (co-fermented with Viognier), Aglianico, Teroldego, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Viognier and Zinfandel.

A customer favorite and a wine very close to our hearts; this is a blend which allows us to draw from incongruous elements to create a unique and complete wine.

Give this some time to open up and you will be greatly rewarded.

More details here: Colorfield Volume One

Colorfield by West of Temperance
Colorfield by West of Temperance