Ciera Wine Cellars
Open: Year Round
Cpiera Wine Cellars is a boutique winery that owns and controls all aspects of wine production from the planting of the vines to the finished product in your glass along with a partnership with the finest growers in our area.
Proprietors Mike and Tori Hall have chosen the vineyard site, varieties, rootstocks and vine trellising to marry these critical components, creating a unique and custom final product.
It all started in Zenia, California with Mike's mom and dad began picking concord grapes, which grew around the house every fall. Once carefully picked, the production of fermenting them into wine took place in the utility room. Will always remember 'oving that gassy smell and watching the C02 bubbling out of the fermentors. After that, it's all history. We moved to Mariposa in 2000 where we began our first vineyard operation and have been here ever since.
Do note, our first vines, Sangiovese on 11 OR rootstock, were planted in 2002. Our first vintage was 2004. Today, we celebrate our fifth harvest and have Barbera, Nebbiolo, Primitivo and Tempranillo in the ground, as well as our original Sangiovese.
Our 2008 vintage includes our own fruit, but also the highest quality fruit from our friends Doug Chappell of Chappell Vineyards (Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon) and Cliff and Mary Lou Gardner (Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon). We are proud and appreciative of our relationships with these wonderful professionals. They are truly great people.
We hove that vou will choose to taste and eniov the products we are so passionate about and take great pride in.
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