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How To Turn Any Room Into A Wine Cellar

The reason why wine cellars are “cellars” is because they tend to have a good balance of the three major factors for long-term wine storage: low light, constant (cool) temperatures, and a steady, moderate humidity. So turning a room into a wine cellar is really just about figuring out how to bring the magic of […]

Cold Heaven Cellars Santa Maria Valley

Morgan Clendenen’s objective with her wines is to find the best possible cool-grown Viognier, believing that the best examples with the finest structure from Condrieu emerge from those producers who harvest with plenty of acidity. Excessive alcohol is avoided and the wines are fermented in used oak and aged until malolactic has been completed. They […]

Castoro Cellars Paso Robles

Niels Udsen has a sizeable custom crush business in the eastern stretches of Paso Robles as well as making a small range of well-priced, mainly Paso Robles sourced reds and whites. The Udsens are also adding their own vineyards, three of which are now run organically. Cool, tank-fermented Fumé Blanc is full of clean, fresh, […]

Carina Cellars Paso Robles

David Hardee works with winemaker Joey TENSLEY making a small and impressive range of Rhône style reds and whites. After the purchase in 2006, of a ranch, on the Westside of Paso Robles, all wines made since 2009 come from estate grapes, grown on steep vineyard sites. The Iconoclast, originally a Napa Valley-sourced red, is […]

Adelaida Cellars Paso Robles

This family-owned winery was established in 1981 and can be found just inland of the Pacific with estate vineyards planted at altitude and enjoying the benefit of considerable day to night temperature variations providing ripe, well balanced grapes with great acidity. The mountain limestone based soils also help in providing fruit of naturally very low […]

Silver Oak Cellars Napa Valley

Two powerful and supple Cabernets are produced at Silver Oak Cellars. The estate was established as a partnership between Ray Duncan and the late Justin Meyer, the original winemaker. Daniel Baron took over those reins and continues to produce wines of substance and quality, particularly in the case of the Napa Valley bottling, despite production […]

Lewis Cellars Napa Valley

If like me you’re a motor racing fan you’ll be delighted by the quality of the powerful, dense Cabernetbased reds hand-crafted by former Indy 500 star Randy Lewis and his wife Debbie. This small, bespoke range is marked by rich fruit and in the top reds power and structure. They are quintessential California wines but […]

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