Ampelos Cellars

Ampelos Cellars Rosé of Syrah

About

As a small boutique winery we produce 3500 cases and are meticulous about being as gentle as possible with all of our farming and winemaking practices. The best part about being winemakers is the oportunity to meet and share our wine with others. Come see us..

Location Description

We are located in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto.

Features

  • First in the United States to be certified Organic, Biodynamic, and Sustainability in Practice.

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Winemaker

Don Schroeder (winemaker at Seasmoke)

History

In 1999 we purchased 82 acres in what would later become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, and named it “Ampelos”, which is the Greek word for vine. The name has a two-fold purpose. First, we believe that all great wines start in the vineyard. Secondly, we have close-ties with Greece; we were married there and own a small bed and breakfast, called Ampelos Resort, on the island of Folegandros. We bought the land with dreams of someday watching the nightly sunset over the hills and our dogs running through the vines.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

1999--Peter and Rebecca purchase 82 acres of property in what would become the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. The soils are comprised of: tierra loam, tierra sandy loam, botella clay loam.

2000--Irrigation and trellis systems are installed for block 1-4, which would later play host to Pinot Noir, Grenache, Viognier, and Syrah.

2001-- First 15 acres of the estate (about 18000 vines) planted, going east-west to take full advantage of the sun during the day, Four feet between the vines and nine feet between the rows, allowing us to have ideal vine and cover crop management and weed control.

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Hours

Mon: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Thu - Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Address

312 N 9th St
Lompoc, California 93436
United States

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