About Cellar 13 Winery!
Cellar 13 Winery focuses on making high quality, award winning wines using fruit from only the best Vineyards. Darin Winton, the Winemaker, is one of the few Native American Winemakers in the United States. To honor his Cherokee Heritage, Cellar 13 Winery has proudly used the Cherokee language for their 2 Bordeaux style blends - the Right Bank Bordeaux style blend is named “Aliheliga” (“Grateful” in Cherokee) and the Left Bank Bordeaux style blend is named “Tsogadu" (13 in Cherokee). Art work featured on the back of these two labels are original works from Darin’s Uncle, Cherokee Artist, John Balloue.
Having had a successful career in Water Services, Darin retired in 2017 and was immediately hired as the Assistant Wine Maker at 3 Steves Winery in Livermore, CA. Given the chance to learn about wine making from start to finish at 3 Steves, Darin was later afforded the opportunity to make wine under his own label. While Darin does the Winemaking, Gail Henderson runs the operations and marketing side of Cellar 13 Winery. Together, they have created a Winery that embodies the best of their passions and talents.
You can read more about Darin and his Uncle, John Balloue, in this featured article from Cherokee Nation: CherokeePhoenix.org
To View more Original Cherokee Artwork by John Balloue visit here: www.JohnBalloue.com
Wine making is our passion and we hope to share that passion and fun with you! You can purchase C13 Wines here. Please contact us at Cellar13Winery@gmail.com if you have any questions about our products.