The Latest from Cline

  • ​The Story Behind Cline Cellars ​
    At the gateway to Sonoma wine country in the Carneros AVA, Cline Cellars provides visitors with a warm and wonderful welcome to wine country. The winery is owned by Fred Cline, whose love for winemaking began as a child when he would visit his grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi, at his Oakley, California farm and help turn the fruit into wine. In 1981, Fred founded Cline Cellars in Oakley......
  • 15 Great Supermarket Wines for Under $15
    If you’re looking for a great wine that you’re sure to be pleased with, we always say your best bet is to stick to a price of $20 or more. From our experience, we’ve found that $20 is really the pivot point where, statistically speaking, spending at this price or above delivers a very high probability that the wine will be enjoyable......
  • Carneros Highways Dotted with Notable Wineries
    August 22, 2015 - The gently winding, scenic Carneros wine trail — dubbed the Carneros Highway — is used by many as a convenient connection between Napa Valley’s Highway 29 and Highway 12, yet it is dotted with notable wineries, vineyards and even a brewery......
  • Hoping to Become Tourist Haunt, Nevada Town Finds Boost in Spirits
    July 30, 2015 - Rural Tonopah, known for silver mines, touts history, ghosts; laughter in the hall...
  • Cline Wine Auction Donation Reaps Huge Reward
    September 10, 2015 - With an eye on supporting child literacy programs in Sonoma County, Cline Family Cellars successfully participated in the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction on September 6, 2015 that helped raise over $4.5 million for Fund the Future....
  • Sonoma County Events During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Fred and Nancy Cline will donate $25,000 from the sale of Cashmere, a red wine blend, to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer organization, which connects people with breast cancer information and a community of other patients, survivors and experts. The Clines have donated more than $250,000 to the organization over the past decade....
  • Snooth Review of our 2014 Ancient Vines Mourvedre Rose
    December 2015 - Snooth review of our 2014 Ancient Vines Mourvedre Rose...
  • 4 Reasons Why the 2015 Vintage Will Knock Your Socks Off
    September, 2015 - 2015 was quite a year and we are beyond excited for what's in store! ...
  • What Happens After Harvest?
    The fruit is all picked. The crush is over. What happens now?We asked our winemaker extraordinaire Charlie Tsegeletos. Here’s what he had to say:The grapes have all been picked, and most of the juice has undergone fermentation. We’re still watching a few wines that are slowly fermenting - mostly zinfandels. The reds are all undergoing a Malo-lactic fermentation, which softens them a bit. Once we get the wines to the appropriate levels of sugar, we’ll remove the solids from the new wine. This is…
  • Ancient Vines Mean Great Wines!
    Our Bridgehead Zinfandel is one of our prized Single Vineyard wines. Hailing from Oakley, CA these vines have quite a long history (literally long: with their roots reaching up to 20 feet underground!). With the average age of these vines at 140 years, they are some of our oldest and produce some pretty powerful juice. So how did these vines survive for so long? Well, a couple reasons. First, they were phylloxera-resistant because they were planted in sandy soil; the phylloxera louse, which devastated…