May 16, 2015

Spring is a time for celebrating new growth and reconnecting with friends over a glass of wine paired with your favorite grilled meals eaten on patios or picnics. Did you know Grenache is considered a Spring wine and is often described as smelling of Garrigue? This refers to the soft leaved plant ecosystem found throughout much of the Mediterranean basin. This scent is characterized as a combination of thyme, lavender, and sage. Now if that doesn’t make you think of Spring, I don’t know what does! We’ve been posting photos of the Seashell property in bloom on our social channels, and it’s been fun to watch our vines come to life again.We are very excited to announce that Sea Shell...

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August 03, 2014

Three Years of Recognition for Sea Shell! The 34th annual 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition was held on June 20th- June 22nd in downtown San Francisco. "SFIWC, is the largest, most influential wine competition in America and is judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized wine experts. Judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity as it remains the nation's most respected wine competition."   We are honored to announce, for the third year in a row all 3 of our Sea Shell blends won awards. The Low Tide and the Balboa Reserve each won Silver Medals and the Collection won a Bronze Medal! For more information about this event you go to   Grenache...

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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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