DV8 Cellars


DV8 Cellars is a boutique winery producing ultra-premium wines in a style reminiscent of the wine from the Rhone Valley of France mixed with the new world, big bold Rhone varietals from California’s Central Coast.

Location Description

Located in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone.


  • Central Coast winery producing Rhone varietals.

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Average Bottle Price

$ 25.00


Curt Schalchlin


DV8 Cellars started in 2011 by Marc & Dominique Simon.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Appellation: Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley

Notes: The Larner Vineyard is acknowledged as one of the top vineyards on the Central Coast, and one of the best vineyards for Rhone varietal growth in America. UC Davis graduate Michael Larner farms the property with his family, and since 2001, they have contributed fruit to various point-score grabbing efforts from multiple winemakers. Located in the western-most reaches of the AVA, Larner is one of the coldest and most heavily marine-influenced properties in Santa Ynez Valley, and features a diverse soil series of decomposed granite, gneiss, schist, basalt and clay loam. Canopies are adjusted in several hand-passes throughout the growing season to promote very low yields of intensely concentrated fruit. Elevations reach 3,200 feet above sea level and clones are carefully selected to meet the profiles of the various blocks at the property. A telling detail of Larner, perhaps, is that Robert Parker loves wines produced from its fruit so much, he thinks the vineyard “would merit Grand Cru status in France.”

Appellation: Arroyo Grande Valley

Notes: Rancho Arroyo Grande is located at the head of Arroyo Grande Valley, just 13 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Its 3,400 acres of sloping hillsides, woodlands, pastures and vineyards are bordered by the mountain ranges of Los Padres National Forest. The climate is moderate and uniquely suited to this vineyard due to the combined effects of the mountains and the coastal maritime influence. The soils are exceptional. Evolved from uplifted ancient sea beds, the soils at Rancho Arroyo Grande abound with fossilized seashells – an attribute shared by some of the world’s great vineyards. Rich mineral content contributed by the fossil shells is the foundation for complex and interesting wines.

Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley

Notes: This 1,400 acre parcel of land was purchased in the spring of 1999. The initial 250 acre block was completed and produced its first crop in harvest 2003.

Located in the Santa Ynez Valley, the warmer climates and loam soils of this site shows great potential for producing fully ripened, mature fruit.

Appellation: Ballard Canyon, Santa Ynez Valley

Notes: John Belfy planted Tierra Alta in 2000. The site is one of the best locations for the Rhone varietals in Santa Barbara County. Tierra Alta is the steepest vineyard located in Ballard Canyon. The soils are rich with limestone that stresses the vines into producing intense dark fruit. The vineyard is all hand farmed and is cropped to levels of about 2.5 tons per acre.

Appellation: Santa Barbara County

Notes: This site is a pioneering effort in the development of high elevation vineyards in Santa Barbara County. At 3,200 feet above sea-level, the vineyards are planted in well-drained soils that are particularly well-suited to viticulture, and consist primarily of fine, sandy loam. The Cuyama Valley climate has consistently warm days with gentle breezes created by continental air masses late in the afternoon, and cold nights due to weak down-valley breezes. With a temperature that can vary as much as 50 degrees in one day, the climate is particularly well suited to Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.

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28 Anacapa St #C
Santa Barbara, California 93101
United States

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