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Castelli Family Vineyards

Castelli Family Vineyards is a familiar story for many of California's wineries. What began as a hobby turned into something much more. The adventure began when Mike's daughter, Cassie, decided to get married at Cordiano Winery in 2008.  Its Italian owner convinced Mike to plant some vines. A few vines turned into 3,000 vines. Mike soon realized his hobby vineyard had grown into a business of caring for his young vines. Mike he recruited his son-in-law Nelson to join him. For three years, they spent most days caring meticulously for each vine. It was not long before Mike built a 1,600 sq. ft. cellar to store the wine he anticipated.  Early on Mike and Nelson soon realized that their endeavor needed advice on every aspect of growing, harvesting, and fermenting their grapes. They sought the counsel of neighbors with established vineyards, among them, Cactus Star Vineyard, Highland Hills Winery and Kohill Winery. The results? Passion, sharing knowledge of caring for the vineyard and expanded knowledge of Castelli Family Vineyards wine making empowering Mike & Nelson to take their hobby into turning their labors and grapes into some delightful award-winning wines. Today Mike and Nelson both have taken their passion for wines and the cooperative spirit of fellow winemakers to produce some delightful wines. Castelli Family Vineyards is a wonderful winery to visit for all you Red wine-lovers.

Angelica Cellars

The stylistic goal of Angelica Cellars is to produce outstanding wines with honest varietal characteristics that proudly express their place of origin. Sourcing grapes from the esteemed (and sustainably farmed) White Hawk Vineyard in the Los Alamos Valley in Santa Barbara makes. The cool climate from the Pacific Ocean creates a perfect home for even-ripening grapes. The porous sandy soils push the roots of the vineyard to dig down deep for their drink of water and, consequently, pull up incredible minerality and complexity in flavor. Low yields, a minimal cold-soak, and native fermentation encourage the wine to be what it was meant to be with little intervention. So what might you expect from Angelica Cellars? 

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Angelica's website seems to not be operative at the time of this listing. We will edit this listing in the future for this Mico-boutique winery as we can.

Moraga Vineyards

Moraga Vineyards is a wine growing estate in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 600 to 900 feet, five miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Los Angeles community of Bel Air. Owners and native Californians, Tom and Ruth Jones have lived on the 16-acre Moraga Canyon property since 1959, purchasing a small horse ranch originally built by Victor Fleming, director of Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz. Scott Rich is the winemaker producing wines from the vineyards fruit.

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Not open to public. Wines maybe purchased online

Cantara Cellars

Cantara Cellars is a tasting room producing a broad selection of award winning red and white wines located in the in the heart of Ventura County. Chris and Mike Brown’s winery specializes in producing wines from grapes they have selected from the Lodi Appellation in Northern California know for in Zinfandel and a host of other varietals. Each wine expresses both the passion for making fine wines, and enjoyment of the distinctive flavors found in Lodi grapes that this couple has a passion for. Cantara Cellars began in 2002 as a private winery at Mike and Chris Brown's Moorpark home. Beginning with just 250 pounds of Chardonnay hand harvested from Mike's parent's vineyards in Lodi California, they fermented their first 18 gallons of wine! Over the next few years they opened a public tasting room in October 2007. 

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Mon      Closed
Tues     Closed
Wed       3:00pm to  9:00pm
Thur      3:00pm to  9:00pm
Fri         3:00pm to 10:00pm
Sat      12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sun     12:00pm to  7:00pm

 

Laguna Canyon Winery

Laguna Canyon Winery is currently featuring three brands that are available in their two tasting rooms and 15 states throughout the United States. Their main premium brand 'Laguna Canyon', 'Purple Paws' and Wyland Cellars. A portion of all Purple Paws wine sales go the care of homless pets. Marine artist 'Wyland' embellishes the Wyland Cellars brand and a portion of the sales go to the Wyland Foundation which supports clean rivers, oceans, the environment and the protection of sea life. Our founder John Krause has made several visits to Laguna Canyon Winery when he would commute between San Diego and Orange County. Do yourself a favor when visiting Laguna Canyon Winery and be sure to try a few of their red blends. *

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Mon      Closed
Tues     11:00am to 6:00pm
Wed      11:00am to 6:00pm
Thur     11:00am to 6:00pm
Fri        11:00am to 6:00pm
Sat        11:00am to 6:00pm
Sun       11:00am to 6:00pm

Antelope Valley Winery

Join Antelope Valley Winery/Donato Family Vineyard for tasting, tours, shopping, and vineyard picnics Wed. through Sun., 11AM to 6PM. The winery also sell Grass Fed Buffalo and a large variety of game and exotic meats, like Venison, Pheasant, Wild Boar & Alligator to name just a few! Antelope Valley Winery produces a wide variety of wines to please every palate. *

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Weds-    11:00 to 6:00pm
Thurs-   11:00 to 6:00pm
Fri-        11:00 to 6:00pm
Sat-        11:00 to 6:00pm
Sun-       11:00 to 6:00pm

Magnavino Cellars

Magnavino Cellars - Winemaker and owners Rob and Barb Wagner celebrate the beauty of transforming premium winegrapes into delicious, hand-crafted wines. Located in the heart of the Ventura County wine Trail, Magnavino offers a choice of 4 white and 6 red wines, something for everyone's palate.

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Fri         2:00pm to 8:00pm
Sat       11:00am to 6:00pm
Sun      11:00am to 6:00pm

Agua Dulce Vineyards

Agua Dulce Winery is a 90 acre, fully operational winery and vineyard, featuring daily wine tasting and tours and wines. You will find Agua Dulce Vineyards just 45 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles and this winery has earned the honor of being Los Angeles County’s leading fine wine grower and producer. *

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Daily 10am - 5:30pm

Boccali Vineyards & Winery

In the upper Ojai Valley you will fine Boccali Vineyards & Winery. A family-owned winery that focuses on 100% Estate grown Boccali Vineyard grapes. All Boccali grapes are hand-harvested, produced and bottled at the estate. DeWayne and Joe Boccali are the father and son winemaking team at Boccali Vineyard & Winery. Tastings can enjoyed on Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am to 4:00pm. Wine production is from approx. 70 to 140 cases for each wine. Try the Rustic Blend or the ruby red Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Saturday & Sunday - 11:00am to 4:00pm                                                                                                                                                                           

Hamilton Oaks Vineyard

Hamilton Oaks Winery was started in 1988 when the family planted Cabernet Sauvignon vines on the hillside and produced their first wine in 1991. Ron & Connie Tamez made wine for friends and family for 12 years drinking it and giving it away like so many that went from hobby to selling the wines produced. In 2002 Hamilton Oaks became commercial and they have been producing award winning wines for 10 years. In addition Ron & Connie have established a great venue for weddings and special event. 

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Fri -    3pm to 8pm

Sat - 11a.m to 5pm

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