Cheers to 2014!

February 05, 2014

We started this New Year with some fantastic news! We were honored to learn that all 3 of our Sea Shell 2011 blends won awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  Our 'Collection' won a Gold Medal and our 'Low Tide 'along with the 'Balboa Reserve' won Silver Medals.  The competition had a record number of entries in 2014. Seashell Cellars was "tasted" with 5,825 other entries from 1,500 wineries from over 25 states in America- the largest competition of wineries in the country. "The SFWC represents all that is good in the world of wine today," said Jessica Altieri, CEO WineChannel TV in Chicago. "It is a "Super Bowl-like opportunity for wine brands and wine makers, small and...

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December 16, 2013

To kick off the Holiday Season, this year we were honored to be invited to pour our wines at the 3rd Annual Garagiste Festival in Paso Robles, CA, which took place November 7-10th.  "GARAGISTES” (gar-uh-zhe-stuh).”   “A term originally used in the Bordeaux region of France to denigrate renegade small-lot wine makers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow the “rules.” Now a full-fledged movement responsible for making some of the best wine in the world.” Click here to continue reading and learn more about the Garagiste Festivals.    The 2013 Garagiste Festival had an amazing collection of wineries and winemakers from the Central Coast of California who make wine in the traditional, old fashion spirit of nurturing...

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November 16, 2013

Are we surprised that Paso Robles received this tremendous award from the powerhouse magazine Wine Enthusiast? Not one bit! The award will be officially handed out in New York in January but this region of California earned a special place in our lives more than a decade ago. Of course, this is a huge honor and yet also just one more affirmation in our dreams for Sea Shell Cellars! To give you some perspective for the last six years this prestigious award has gone to wine regions in Spain, Argentina, Italy and France. Wine Enthusiast said: "Paso Robles is having a moment in the sun, attracting truckloads of dynamic young talent unafraid to experiment with grape varieties and winemaking techniques....

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October 08, 2013

 A few months ago Rick and I had the opportunity to participate in a wine dinner hosted by 'Villa Parker Summer Wine Series along with Jordan Wine & Spirits.' After dinner a gentleman by the name of Joao Roquette Alvares Ribeiro from Quinta Do Vallado stood up and shared a quote from his experiences with his family vineyard that has been around for over 100 years in Portugal. "Someone once asked me what the best wine in the world is...there is only one answer. The best wine is the one you enjoy the most, but more than that, the best wine is the one that leaves the best emotion. Try having a $1000.00 bottle of wine on the day your...

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