The story begins with the past; the fruit is delicate in nature, a blank canvas, their circumstances. They endure and collect what happened in the past months from hibernation to harvest; what emerges is a unique fruit. That is why each grapevine is vital to you and us. As a boutique winery, we have the time to listen to the grapes. Each grapevine remembers growing up on the warm days and dancing on the cool nights. They do talk as to when they are ready for harvest. Every grapevine is handpicked—characterizing the unique flavors acquired from their terroir, which produces a more food-friendly wine.
The grapes take in all memories and bring them to the present. The grapes are handled gently to preserve the earlier days and give you that delicious natural flavor. The wine is aged correctly in barrels to enhance the style of wine desired. This is liquid art. The grapes’ time in the barrel will bring you its story and luscious texture that translates into an elegant and smooth wine. The liquid nectar is blended for a balanced wine with a lovely fruit expression. That is where the artistry comes in and the beauty of being a small-batch winery.
We desire to introduce you to a wine that will become part of your lifetime of memories. Letting you know its age—youthful/bold, ready-to-indulge, and aged to maturity. Wines have their personality and characteristics, developed from the past. That is where the relationship between the terroir and winemakers' love for the fruit is forged. Inside the barrel emerges a story in every bottle, simply complex, classic, and timeless. With the past, present, and future ingredients comes a wine ready to savor, allowing you to "Create Your Moment."
We are your small boutique winery, yet mighty with 40 years of experience. We have created our wines out of love for food, friends, family, and you. We started production with three barrels and 75 cases. Since the beginning, we have remained small with limited batches. We collaborate with family growers and ultimately bring you simple, classic, and timeless wines. We explore parts of California to find the varietals, climate, and soil for your wines. Our growers have used renewable and sustainable farming practices for multiple generations to ensure viability. We partner with family-owned wine growers to bring you elegant wines.
Each person brings their own talents and a love for wine. We are real people just like you. We have good days and bad. We want you to know us because this is your winery.
We at Amrita Cellars understand the soil-to-bottle approach and are proud to be environmental stewards. We work with generational family growers who continue to nurture exceptional grapes and who utilize best practices for sustaining nature and preserving agriculture. Our method is holistic in integrating grape-growing/wine making in every step. A balance between the soil and our surroundings is cultivated for each vintage. What does all this mean to you? A beautiful glass of wine, each and every time you open a bottle of Amrita Cellars.
Opening a bottle of wine elevates any meal ad sharing this time with friends and loved ones make it even more memorable! Whether it is appetizers, a barbeque, a simple meal, or a seven-course extravaganza—Amrita Cellars wines offers you options for that perfect bottle to enhance your meal and to "Create Your Moment."
I am the first generation to be born and raised in the United States. I come from a hard-working family. Which has shown me what is important to me, dedication to: family, work, and integrity. At the age of 6 I stepped into the kitchen making breakfast. I eventually made holiday meals for my family, learning from the best. Today, I still get the same enjoyment out of creating a meal for my family and friends. In my culture we were always around food. Years later, wine was a part of our gatherings. In my twenties, my siblings and I ventured to wine regions within California. These were great times in my life. I was a part of Fresno State’s first vintage and at that time, the only United States University allowed to bottle wine. That time was fun and hard work, pure enjoyment for me. In my free times I helped my friends make wine wherever they were. Also, helped my friends start their restaurants. With encouragement and support from my friends and family to pursue my passion. Which has brought me to today and the introduction of “Amrita Cellars”. My story is far from over, this is just the beginning.
I was born and raised in Southern California. A great family and beautiful friends surround me. After living in many areas of the United States, I relocated to the Central Valley in 1997 and started my current business in Old Town Clovis, CA. I was fortunate to be indirectly involved in the wine industry for 18 years. What emerged from that experience was the desire to be a part of a start-up boutique winery somehow. I have a personal love of wines and now a wine partner that will allow me to bring a dream into reality. I genuinely feel family, friends, food, and wine make our lives richer. Sharing these connected experiences with the ones you care about, talk to, debate with, and mostly celebrate all the good, bad, and sad times is what life is all about. I am glad to be a part of Amrita Cellars; I hope you join me on my new journey.
I am a Southern California girl raised making memories and making my mark on the advertising world. I graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. From there, I went on the agency side, working for Young & Rubicam, one of the top agencies. I worked on accounts like Gallo Wine and many other brands. I then transitioned to in-house marketing for Levitz Furniture, “You’ll Love it at Levitz!” I retired, continuing to share my expertise in wine, involving good friends, great food, and wine—and now—Amrita Cellars wines! I am blessed to join my dear friends on this adventure, which landed me a JOB, Joy—Of—Babbling. Now I babble on social media to entice you to “Create Your Moment” by being in the NOW with Amrita Cellars.
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