Clavo Cellars

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Clavo Cellars is a boutique winery specializing in terroir-driven, single varietal wines such as, Malbec, Albarino, Petite Syrah, Vermentino and Zinfandel. We believe winemaking starts in the vineyard and is simply maintained in the cellar.

Location Description

Located in beautiful downtown Templeton.


  • The region's best wines.

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Neil Roberts put down roots on the Central Coast more than 20 years ago and is today recognized as one of the region's premier viticulturist, growing grapes for some of the region's finest vineyards under the banner of Roberts Vineyard Services.

Neil is committed to "growing quality the right way", which includes emphasis on sustainable vineyard practices that nurture both the vines and the surrounding environment. Similarly, he uses a gentle hand in the cellar, enabling the natural qualities of the fruit to shine in the finished wine.


Our story began in the vineyards of El Paso De Robles, California; with one of the best known viticulturists in California, Neil Roberts. Neil has over 20 years of experience in the wine industry throughout California’s many appellations. His career may have started with the Mondavi family, but it truly began when he got the chance to express himself and his knowledge through Clavo Cellars. In 2004 Neil made the decision to create his first wine label.

Practices & Techniques

The winemaking approach includes careful hand sorting of clusters prior to fermentation; sacrificing quantity for quality through light pressing of the grapes; using judicious amounts of new oak barrels to ensure balance as well as structure.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Margarita Vineyard is the source of Clavo Syrah, Zinfandel, Collusion, Enigma and Dessert Wine. This standout vineyard is the southernmost site in the Paso Robles Appellation. Just 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the grapes benefit from a perfect combination of inland warmth and coastal breezes that ensures exquisite flavor, balance and structure. The shallow, well-drained sandy-loam soils intensify the flavor profile. Margarita Vineyard resides in the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, which first had vines planted in 1774 by the Franciscan missionaries.

Hall Vineyards is the source for Clavo Sauvignon Blanc and Grenache Blanc. Located east of Paso Robles on Highway 46, the vineyard is sustainably farmed for quality, not quantity. Canopies are meticulously managed to ensure that the filtered sun matures the grapes to a point of crispness and fruit-forward flavors. Grapes are harvested at early maturity to retain that crispness that is then expressed in the wines. The resulting wine is brisk and refreshing with flavors of apple, pear, pineapple and citrus.

Nestled in the exclusive community of the same name, this vineyard is located on the Westside of 46 between Paso Robles and the Pacific Ocean. The ocean breezes allow the vineyard to cool down after the hot summer days allowing the grapes to develop balance and structure. The linne calodo soils and diverse microclimate allows for magnificent fruit and a fragrant Viognier with honeysuckle and honeydew aromas and soft, creamy citrus flavors.

Established in 2006, this vineyard named for its owners, specializes in Mediterranean varietals. Located in the desirable El Pomar region of Templeton, the heavy clay soils keep the vines moist year round and allow for less irrigation. The grapes are harvested at an early maturity to retain crispness in the wines. The resulting flavors in the Grenache Blanc are apples, pears and carmelized bananas.


2 gold medals at the 2012 Orange County Fair for the 2007 Enigma and the 2009 Malbec


1 Review
Seth  Yeller Seth Yeller
Templeton, California
What a blast!

I took my fiance for a fun time, and I am glad we chose Clavo Cellars they have great wine, and nice staff.

March 2015

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315 S Main St
Templeton, California 93465
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