We've always been proud of our fruit but it's also been important to us that Seashell Cellars' wines are enjoyed by others. Here are just a few examples of what people say once they've tasted our estate grown red blends.

"As a Sommelier, I'm always looking for the next up and coming winery.  It's so fun to find these gems to the table and share them with our guests, especially when the wine over delivers for the price, surprising guests at its affordability.  Seashell is one such winery.  We've loved pouring the Low Tide by the glass as it is an exceptional wine for those who typically drink a meritige, but want something a little more exciting.   

One other notable element of the Sea Shell winery are it's owners.  It's easy to find pretentious wineries all around Napa and other regions, but the Carter Family remind us of the passion that is in each and every bottle.  When you drink a bottle of Sea Shell, you feel the love with which the wine was created and hopefully you have a chance to meet these amazing people".

Thank You 
Scott Hornick
Corporate Sommelier


"Sea Shell Cellars 2010 Balboa Reserve embraces and exemplifies Paso Robles' unique and expanding reputation of experimental blending styles.  With unique geographic proximity to a cool stream, their Tempranillo/Grenache/Mouvedre blend steps away from the typical hyper-ripeness of Paso toward a focus of elegance and grace.  Ripe raspberry and toffee hit the nose initially, gently transitioning to soft mandarin oil and black cherry flavors on the palate, combined with silky milk chocolate and vanilla bean to round out a beautifully balanced, mouth-coating finish.

This wine makes me smile; a treat for both Cabernet and Pinot Noir fans".

Clayton Graham

Sommelier, Shanahan's Steak House

"We love drinking and selling Sea Shell wines here at Ya Ya's. These fruit forward easy drinking blends from Paso Robles offer value well above their price point. Any time that we have a guest that is looking for something fruit forward and delicious we introduce them to the wines of Sea Shell with confidence. Knowing that, inevitably, they are going to love the wine in their glass". 

Jason Duffy

General Manager/ Sommelier

Ya Ya's Euro Bistro DTC


 "The Sea Shell Cellars line-up of wines are great!  Each wine has their own identity and character within the blend.  When it comes to quality at different tiers of price point for our shelves, pound for pound, Sea Shell Cellars is an easy option.  The pleasant berry aromas jump from the glass guiding your nose to anticipation.  The rim variation for each style have great density in the glass and strong hues you find in bottles twice the price. On the palate, the wines are all nicely framed with impactful fruit from beginning to end.  Satisfying.  The wines show consistency between labels and are very approachable for everyone!  Our staff "go to" wine for casual dining price, with fine dining drink-ability".

Justin Gilman  

Jordan Wine & Spirits

Sommelier, Wine Buyer and General Manager


Thank you from the team of Sea Shell Cellars.