Monte Rio Cellars

  • Lodi, California, United States
Monte Rio Cellars

Monte Rio Cellars began as 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, launching Monte Rio Cellars.

Patrick’s philosophy is to make hand-crafted wines in the spirit of old California - working with family owned, organically farmed vineyards and simple winemaking. 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!

Current releases from Skull Wine Co. and The Piquette Project are also available!

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB3207-21
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Sauvignon Blanc
2021
Sauvignon Blanc
100% Sauvignon Blanc from 30+ year old organically farmed vines in Lodi AVA. Whole cluster fruit hand harvested directly to press....
United States

DB3654-21
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Sangiovese
2021
Sangiovese
100% Sangiovese from the biodynamically farmed River’s Edge Vineyard in Lodi AVA. Vine age is approximately 20 years.100% whole cluster,...
United States

DB2377-21
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi
2021
Zinfandel
The fruit was sourced from three organically farmed vineyards - Royal T, Mohr-Fry, and Shergill. These own-rooted vines range from 80-120...
United States

DB2379-21
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Petite Sirah Lodi
2021
Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah from two sites in Lodi AVA - Reese and Calvinco Vineyard. The vines range in age from 20-40 years, both vineyards are farmed...
United States