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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.

 

 

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Cellar 13 Winery Current Releases

Cellar 13 Winery proudly presents our very first Bordeux Style Blend!  Tsogadu (Thirteen in the Cherokee Language) is a tribute to our Winemaker's lineage.  Darin Winton's uncle, John Balloue, is a well known Cherokee Artist and his art work is featured on our label!  We are proud to present this award winning wine to our friends and family!  Gold Medal Winner - 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition.

 

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SKU: 2018 Tsogadu
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$540.00
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Our 2023 Albariño is crisp and bright with aromatic notes of stone fruits and honeysuckle.  This wine pairs well with seafood, paella and fatty cheeses.  Following in the footsteps of our 2021 Albariño, it is expected to sell out quickly.

 

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SKU: 2023 Albariño
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$348.00
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2018 hand harvested Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 2018CabernetSauvignon
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$540.00
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2021 Albariño - Gold Medal Winner  - 2023 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition

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2021 BEST IN CLASS, Livermore Valley Uncorked Wine Competition AND GOLD MEDAL WINNER at the 2021 SF Chronicle Wine Competition!

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SKU: 2019Chardonnay
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LIBRARY WINE -  AVAILABLE FOR WINE CLUB MEMBER PURCHASE ONLY.  VERY LIMITED QAUNTITIES AVAILABLE. Limited to 2 bottles per wine club member.

GOLD MEDAL Winner at 2023 Sunset Internationl Wine Competition.  94 points. 

If you're currently not a Chardonnay drinker, you just might be after you try this extremely well balanced, small lot, hand produced Chardonnay.

CLUB MEMBER EXCLUSIVE PURCHASE
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DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER -  2023 SF CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION. 

Cellar 13 Winery is proud to present our very first vintage of Cabernet Franc.  When you start with excellent fruit, the rest will follow!

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2023 Best in Class & Gold Medal Winner - Best Bordeaux Blend in Livermore -  Livermore Valley Uncorked Wine Competition.  2022 SF Chronicle Wine Competition - Gold Medal Winner! 

Aliheliga is a Right Bank Bordeaux Blend with a soft, lengthy, balanced mouth feel. 

 
 

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SKU: 2019 Aliheliga
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SOLD OUT - 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition- Gold Winner!

Bordeux Style Blend!  Tsogadu (Thirteen in the Cherokee Language) is a tribute to our Winemaker's lineage.  Darin Winton's uncle, John Balloue, is a well known Cherokee Artist and his art work is featured on our label! 
 

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2021 Silver Medal Winner - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!

Our 2017 hand harvested Merlot is an award winning wine.

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SKU: 2017Merlot
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$468.00
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This small lot, limited production Dry Creek Zinfandel, was hand picked in the early hours of the morning to preserve the acidity and fruits’ freshness.  Exceptional fruit makes exceptional wine.

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Crisp and refreshing on the palate, this Rosé is the perfect wine to pair with light snacks or an easy dinner. 

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