William James Cellars

About

At William James Cellars it is our goal to exceed your expectations with outstanding wine, exceptional service and an unforgettable experience by sharing with you the romance of wine country in Santa Barbara County.

Location Description

Located in the heart of Orcutt, California.

Features

  • Hand-crafted wines from Santa Barbara County showcasing a diverse portfolio of our viticultural area.

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Winemaker

Robin brings more than 20 years of award-winning winemaking experience to William James Cellars. The name ‘William James’ comes from her father, Bill and son, James. Robin’s interest in wine began at a young age, when her family moved to Shandon, California. Robins father Bill, consulted, managed, planted and irrigated many of the vineyards found on the Central Coast of California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, Missouri and Virginia.

For Robin, winemaking is one of the many hats she wears owning a full production winery. Along with designing her labels and marketing materials, she also meets with the vineyard growers, walks the vines during the growing season and personally drives in the harvested hand picked fruit to the winery. Robin alongside her team crushes, de-stems and ferments dry the fruit before barreling down.

During the offseason of harvest, Robin manages and operates her tasting room in downtown Santa Ynez. In the tasting room Robin leads her guests through interesting wine & food pairings, including but not limited to wine infused chocolates, salsa pairing, and nuts. You can also find Robin brewing beer, conducting blind varietal tastings, hosting wine education classes, wine club events, live music and coming this spring, tasting on the patio surrounded by the vineyards and hills of the valley.

Robins claim to winemaking fame has come with two prestigious wins for Chardonnay and Grenache. She won "Best of Class", "Best of Santa Barbara County", "Best Red Varietal" and approximately 25 Gold medals for her wines. Robin’s children have also personally made wines under their label called, St. James in honor of Katherine, Laurel and James. Selling out within a few months has created the demand to increase production 200%.

History

At William James Cellars it is our goal to exceed your expectations with outstanding wine, exceptional Upon opening in 2003 with two varietals, Chardonnay and Syrah, Robin Bogue, owner and winemaker of William James Cellars has added a dozen more varietals to her wine making portfolio. Robin experiments with stainless steel, oak and neutral oak, as well as blends of Sauvignon Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Grenache, Sangiovese, Rose, Dessert Chardonnay, Sparkling and Port.

Reviews

1 Review
Hunter Amiri Hunter Amiri
Portland, OR
First time!

William James Cellars was my very first winery experience and a great one to say the least. Took my gf as a surprise because she is a total wine fanatic and we both had a blast. Great wine and a great atmosphere. If ever in the area again, I will be back for sure!

July 2015

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Hours

Wed - Thurs: 12:00–7:00 Fri - Sat:12:00–9:00 Sun: 12:00–6:00

Address

130 N. Broadway
Suite A
Orcutt, California 93455
United States

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