Monte Rio Cellars

  • Sonoma, California, United States
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 familyowned, 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!

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB1762-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Pinkette
2020
Gamay, Trousseau Noir, Trousseau Gris grapes farmed organically from three vineyards, Alpine Peaks, Bearg Ranch and Fannuchi respectively.... Read More United States

DB9222-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Piquette
2020
Chardonnay, Melon de Bourgogne, Vermentino, organically farmed from three vineyards - Hawkeye Ridge, Rodnick and Lodi, respectively.... Read More United States

DB3208-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Skull White
2020
Colombard
24% French Colombard, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 18% Clairette, 18% Riesling from Ricetti, Calvinco, Hawkeye, Martian Ranch, Coal... Read More
United States

DB9226-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Chardonnay
2020
Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay from Hawkeye vineyard in Mendocino County. Organically farmed. Natural yeast fermentation occurred in stainless steel. Aged... Read More
United States

DB9223-19
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Dry White Zinfandel Lodi
2019
Zinfandel
Grapes are grown in Lodi, at Shergrill vineyard. 100% Zinfandel on 6-10 year old vines. Fruit was harvested by hand and went directly to... Read More
United States

DB3209-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Coferment
2020
Mission
A blend of 50% Petit Verdot & 50% Sauvignon Blanc, farmed organically in Lodi. 10-day whole-cluster carbonic maceration in tank. The... Read More
United States

DB9227-20
Monte Rio Cellars Mission
2020
Mission
100% Mission grapes from Somers vineyard, farmed organically in Lodi.10-day carbonic maceration in tank. The fruit was then pressed into... Read More
United States

DB2377-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Zinfandel 'Old Vines'
2020
Zinfandel
Fruit sourced from the organically farmed Shergill Vineyard in Lodi AVA. Average vine age is 90 years. 100% whole cluster, carbonic... Read More
United States

DB2379-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Petite Sirah
2020
Petite Sirah
Fruit sourced from the organically farmed Bains Vineyard in Lodi AVA. Average vine age is 40 years. 100% whole cluster, carbonic maceration... Read More
United States

DB2385-20
Organic
Monte Rio Cellars Skull ‘Red Wine’
2020
Petite Sirah
Blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Mission. 100% whole cluster, carbonic maceration. Natural yeast fermentation in concrete and... Read More
United States