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About Woodland Hills Wine Company

WHWC is an award winning wine retailer
in Southern California with almost 4K wines in stock

Our Story
Founded in 1978 by Paul and Carol Smith, Northridge Hills Liquor began as a corner liquor store with a modest wine selection of about 200
predominantly California wines. With a view to the future, the store evolved into more of a wine specialty shop in conjunction with the public’s growing fascination with fine wines. The store’s growth continued unabated – save for a major inventory loss due to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Having outgrown our original space, the business moved in 1998 to its current location in Woodland Hills. This move nearly quadrupled the previous square footage, and we adopted the new name of Woodland Hills Wine Co. Over these many years, we’ve developed strong relationships with wineries here in California and across the world’s most important wine-growing regions. These relationships give us access to many of the world’s great wines. Always in tune with the changing marketplace, we were an early adopter of e-commerce.

So, along with our seasoned wine staff, we developed an industry-leading website in order to be “open” for business 24/7. Our goal is to provide you with the best shopping experience possible, whether it be in person, on the phone or online. Let us be your wine merchant of choice.

Our Advantage
• Broad selection and high quality of inventory | 4,000+ of the world’s greatest wines & spirits.
• Competitive prices | Driven by direct sourcing, high volume purchasing, and longstanding supplier relationships.
• Knowledgeable and experienced staff | Decades of combined industry experience serving discriminating buyers.
• Established tenure in the wine business | 35+ years and growing, with a proven track record for futures/pre-arrivals.

What we do?

We import and sell the finest wines

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Named best wine shop in L.A. by Los Angeles magazine

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Eben Sadie's Profound 2015s

"For me, the magic of the Swartland is how this hot, dusty region can produce such fresh, scented, detailed wines..." — Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

2015 Sadie Family Tinta Barocca Swartland Treinspoor
$49.95 (List $57)

96 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate)

"The 2015 Old Vine Series Treinspoor, Eben's Tinta Barocca cuvée, which he said has 'the biggest passport in South Africa' since the grape has been grown there for a long time for fortified wine production, has a lucid ruby color. Eben told me that it is actually one of his most difficult sells but I am of the opinion that it is one of his best wines. Darker in color than then other OVS labels, it has a captivating bouquet with raspberry, cranberry leaf, tobacco and damp wet clayey aromas. The palate has firm tannin that Eben compared to Piedmont, which I can understand. The acidity is beautifully judged with killer salinity and mineralité on the finish that both linger in the mouth. This is an outstanding South African wine. Drink: 2019-2035." (Apr 2017)

To order:

Who doesn’t love a good story about a single-mindedly obsessed winemaker? Add to that story some extremely rare and old vines and the heritage of a wine region hanging in the balance, and you have a ripping good yarn. That’s the story of Eben Sadie in a nutshell. He’s the resident avant-gardiste in the Swartland, an historic yet often overlooked region in South Africa’s Western Cape. Eben is almost solely responsible for the renaissance of fine wine here, having rescued several very old plots from destruction and replanting.

While most growers here were grubbing up their plots and planting new, higher-yielding varietals, Eben convinced a handful of them to preserve their old vines (which produce far fewer, but much higher quality grapes), and he didn’t think twice about paying a high premium for the fruit. The reasoning behind it: “These vineyards are our wine industry’s treasure. We have to save them.” The results are some of the finest and rarest wines in the Southern Hemisphere. A meager 5% of the production ever reaches the United States, and we were extremely fortunate to receive an allocation of four of them.

Lock down your orders now, because quantities are telling when (or if) we’ll see them again.
To order, please click: or call us at (800) 678-WINE (9463). These wines are in stock and available for shipment or pickup.

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Named best wine shop in L.A. by Los Angeles magazine

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 22622 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, United States

(800) 678-9463

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