Natalie Albertson

Wildflower Winery

WEV Client


Food & Drink 


Ventura County

Year Founded


How it Started

Though she owns Wildflower Winery, Natalie Albertson didn’t start off with entrepreneurial aspirations. I never had a dream of owning a business I found myself here out of a passion for wine. The key to getting here has been staying open to new opportunities, following my intuition, and taking calculated risks,” she said.

Work with WEV

She reached out to WEV at the recommendation of a friend in the wine industry who told her to “Check out the various programs available”. She decided to contact WEV’s funding team for a loan and said “The experience was quick with a lot of support. I never felt alone or that my questions were too small.” She stays connected with WEV’s  entrepreneurial community through the monthly networking event “Strong Women, Strong Coffee” as well as through partnerships with fellow WEV clients and other women business owners. “I have had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with several women in business! My logos were drawn by 2 different women artists, one of whom is local. My labels and artwork are done by a woman who is a high school art teacher.  I have done pouring events at Findings Market, partnering with the fabulous owner Whitney, my wines are in Paradise Pantry thanks to Tina, I’m sourcing hand soap and lotion from Michelle Stevens at the Refill Shoppe, and Mariah Green of Joiluvv Creative Agency has been my amazing product, event, and lifestyle photographer and I’m sure there is more I’m not thinking of right now!”  


What’s Next

Despite the challenges of maintaining a work life balance, she is proud of the success her business has seen since they opened. She was able to acquire a physical location within her first 3 years and opened her tasting room that also provides a space for other wine makers to produce their own wines. “It is so exciting and scary, and we can’t wait to host you all!” she said.  


Through  her involvement with her local entrepreneurial community, she is grateful to WEV’s supporters and aspires to one day be able to give back: “I would love to be able to have a financial impact and be able to give freely. Thank you! I’m sure WEV donors have some idea of the impact they have on these women, families, and community… just knowing that  small business owners like me have a place to run to for women-led support has been immeasurable!” 


“I never felt alone or that my questions were too small.”

Natalie Albertson


Natalie Albertson, holding wines from her business, Wildflower Winery