Appellation Ventures is a quality producer of award-winning wines from
Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey County, California
and other superior AVAs within California's distinctive quality wine-growing regions.

About Appellation Ventures, LLC.

Producers of Esser® Vineyards, CRUSH 8® Wines and many others

Appellation Ventures, LLC. was formed in early 2013 by seasoned wine industry professionals and acquisitioned Esser® Vineyards in August of 2013.

In just four short years, our hard work has translated into highly acclaimed, award winning wines with distribution in 28 countries and 36 states across America, with a 115% sales growth in 2015 alone.

Our wines are sourced from grapes grown on environmentally sound and sustainably farmed vineyards in the cool Central Coast/Monterey Valley region of California.

Quality – Appellation Ventures continually delivers outstanding product quality, producing well balanced wines with integrated fruit and layers of palate complexity from vintage to vintage. This has become our signature in the marketplace.

Pricing – Appellation Ventures produces consistent, high quality, premium wines for a value price. Consumers perceive our wines as being from a higher price point. We work closely with our wholesalers to provide competitive BTG pricing.

Brand Support – Appellation Ventures is well funded, and provides ample marketing dollars to our distribution partners to support local market programming and promotions. Our website supports our partners with easy access to tech sheets, sell sheets and shelf talkers in the Media/Trade section.


Our Winegrower is a Proud Member of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

Benefiting the environment, the community and high quality grapes and wine.

California Sustainable Winegrowing AllianceCertified California Sustainable Winegrowing is a certification program that provides verification by a third-party auditor that a winery or vineyard implements sustainable practices and continuous improvement.

The vision of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program is the long-term sustainability of the California wine community. To place the concept of sustainability into the context of winegrowing, the program defines the three "E's" of sustainable winegrowing as growing and winemaking practices that are:

  1. sensitive to the environment (Environmentally Sound)
  2. responsive to the needs and interests of society-at-large (Socially Equitable)
  3. and are economically feasible to implement and maintain (Economically Feasible)

For more information, visit: www.sustainablewinegrowing.org