Monte Rio Cellars

Monte Rio Cellars

Monte Rio Cellars is a collaboration between longtime friends Patrick Cappiello and Pax Mahle.

Following a successful career as a sommelier and restaurant owner in New York City, Patrick set his sights on the West Coast to make wine. He launched Monte Rio Cellars with the help of his buddy and highly-respected winemaker, Pax.

Patrick and Pax's philosophy is to make hand-crafted wines in the spirit of old California. With this idea in mind, they work with family-owned, organically farmed vineyards and keep the winemaking simple. Spontaneous fermentations take place with whole cluster grapes in stainless steel and concrete, and aging takes place in neutral oak barrels. The goal is to make moderate alcohol, higher acid, fresh wines, naturally.

As a restaurant buyer and young consumer Patrick was always frustrated by the lack of affordable, honest wines from California. Monte Rio Cellars is his answer to that, and another step for California towards the new direction of balanced, food-friendly wines for the people!

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DB9227-19
Organic
Mission Lodi
2019
País (Mission)
Appellation: Lodi Varietals: 80 year old Mission Vineyard: Somers Winemaking: 100% whole cluster Carbonic Maceration for 10 days in... Read More

DB9223-19
Organic
Dry White Zinfandel Lodi
2019
Zinfandel
Appellation: Lodi Varietals: 6-10 year old Zinfandel Vineyards: Shergill Winemaking: We hand harvested the fruit and went directly to press... Read More

DB9225-19
Organic
French Colombard Mendocino County
2019
Colombard
Appellation: Mendocino - Redwood Valley Varietals: 60 year old French Colombard Vineyard: Hawkeye Winemaking: Hand harvested and direct to... Read More

DB9226-19
Organic
Chardonnay Mendocino County
2019
Appellation: Mendocino - Redwood Valley Vineyard: Hawkeye Winemaking: Hand harvested and direct to press. Fermented in stainless steel.... Read More

DB9222-19
Organic
Piquette Mendocino County 2019
2019
Varieties: Chenin must, juice of Chardonnay and juice of Colombard Vineyards: Buddha’s Darma (Chenin), Hawkeye Ridge (Chardonnay), Ricetti... Read More