Producing Award Winning Wines of Distinction from
Monterey County, California

Brands

Appellation Ventures LLC. produces these fine wines

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

In 2017 Appellation Ventures launched a new brand, Las Palmeras, to pay homage to the Franciscian Padres of Monterey County and their winemaking legacy.

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.

21 August 2018

Highlights for Concorso on Saturday, August 25th

Mitja Borkert (Head of Design at Lamborghini), Egidio Reali (CEO and founder of MR Collection Models), Emanuele Bomboi (Director Designer for the ATS GT), Cesare Gasparri Zezza (automotive journalist and direct descendant of Vincenzo Florio) and Valentino Balboni (legendary test-driver at Lamborghini) will be the celebrities on stage this year… [continued… ]


21 August 2018

Last Call For CI Club

Last Call For CI Club

CI Club Members enjoy the best Concorso Italiano has to offer. Located in the center of Concorso actions with the best views of the festivities, CI Club is the choice for our distinguished guests.

The compelling features for each member include:

  • Entrance into the Friday afternoon Welcome Reception
  • Saturday morning early entrance into the event
  • Saturday morning hot breakfast

Concorso Italiano Welcome Reception (Friday Evening).

This is a great way to preview the event, watch the early placement of the spectacular display cars, mingle with the exhibit car owners, select VIP guests and sponsors in an intimate environment. Watch the final event details unfold at this reception from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm which will include premium wine service and delicious appetizers… [continued… ].


24 May 2018

2018 CI Club Members Enjoy the Best of Concorso

CI Club Members enjoy the best Concorso Italiano has to offer. Located in the center of Concorso actions with the best views of the festivities… [continued… ]

2018 CI Club Members Enjoy the Best of Concorso


15 March 2018

Appellation Ventures Returns to Prowein

Appellation Ventures returns to the World's number one international trade show for wine and spirits Sunday March 18th-Tuesday, March 20 in Dusseldorf Germany. [ continued… ]


Esser Wines Rocks the Caribbean Islands with partner Carisam-Samuel Meisel


90! Gold Medal Exceptional/Best Buy 2014 Esser Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99

Garnet black color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of mocha, caramelized bacon, and boysenberry pie with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length apples in vanilla cream, nut brittle, and cedar finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A very tasty and layered cabernet that is sure to please. [read the Tastings review… ]


More from our amazing partners in the Caribbeans

Visit the Carisam Lounge during Caribbean Travel Marketplace (Jan. 30-Feb. 1)

Earl Myers and his Carisam colleagues will offer you a glass of one or more of the award winning Esser Monterey County California wines

Visit the Carisam Booth


From our amazing partners in the Caribbean Islands!

Want to Rock your WBTG Business? We've got the Answer!

wines by the glass


Esser Wines is a Proud Sponsor of Concorso – come see us again in 2018!

Ferrari 365 GTB-4


93! Gold Medal Exceptional/Best Buy 2015 Esser Chardonnay $14.99

In the most recent Tastings competition by the Beverage Testing Institute, Esser 2015 Chardonnay was celebrated as having Exceptional quality and uncommon value. The wine received a Gold award and a 93 rating and a Best Buy recommendation at suggested retail of $14.99/bottle. [ continued… ]

Proud Member of The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

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

Certified 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.

For more information, visit: www.sustainablewinegrowing.org

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