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.

Appellation Ventures LLC. is proud to introduce

Vodka Craft Cocktails

Visit the 3 Putt Vodka Craft Cocktails Page

Mad Professor
Vodka Craft Cocktails

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Appellation Ventures LLC. produces these fine wines… and bourbon

News & Reviews

2021 Esser® Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

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90 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

2022 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay, Monterey County

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88 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended / Best Buy

2019 Esser® Vineyards Pinot Noir, Monterey County

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88 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended / Best Buy

2018 Esser® Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

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92 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy / Top 10 World Wide for Red Wine $20 and Under

2018 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

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91 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

Our New Partners in the Islands

What could be better than basking in the Island sunshine with a glass of award-winning Esser Wine. You can do just that with our new partners:

  • Paradise Cruise Lines
  • Alive & Well Resorts - Turks & Caicos
  • Blue Illusion Resort - Bahamas
  • Mayan Princes Resort - Roatan Honduras
  • Pineapple Center retail store - Roatan Honduras
  • Roatan Wine Room retail store - Roatan Honduras
  • Palms Hotel - Turks & Caicos
  • Bimini Resort & Casino - Bimini Bahamas

90! Gold Medal Exceptional/Best Buy 2017 Esser®Pinot Noir

From the 2019 World Wine Championships [read the Tastings review… ]

Gold and Silver runs in the Appellation Ventures Family of Wines! This just in:

  • Gold – 2014 Esser®Cabernet Sauvignon Monterey County $14.99
  • Silver – 2015 Esser®Pinot Noir Monterey County $14.99
  • Silver – 2017 Esser®Sauvignon Blanc Monterey County $9.99

From the:

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

One Million and Counting!

We are so pleased to offer you wines of the highest quality. Also, with our latest bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, we surpassed our ONE MILLIONTH BOTTLE of Esser®Wines produced since our launch of Appellation Ventures LLC. Thanks for sharing in our success. Cheers!

2017 Esser Chardonnay

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87 Points / Silver Medal / Best Buy / Highly Recommended

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

Our hard work has translated into highly acclaimed, award winning wines with distribution in 28 countries and 43 states across America, with a 115% sales growth and a growing list of offerings.

Our Winegrower is a 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.

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