Cupcake Vineyards

Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights as the fog rolls in off of the Pacific Ocean. It’s this cooling influence that slows the growing process, increasing the time the grapes “hang” on the vine and thereby allow our grapes to mature a little slower than in hotter regions. Slow growth and cool weather leads to a more balanced level of acids and sugars, thereby adding to the complexity and structure of the wines of the Central Coast. This region is poised to become one of the newest and most exciting viticultural opportunities in the coming years. This slow pace continues in our cellar where we take the time to craft wines that are complex, rewarding and hand made. Gentle pressing, cool fermentation, malolactic fermentation, and long barrel aging in small barriques allow us to elevate our wines so that they are rich, creamy and downright delicious. Our winemaker, Adam Richardson has since added a few additional wines from other cool Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Central Coast Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay 2012


    Kak - the label indicates flavors of butter cream and vanilla; serve with crab cakes. Really? I wouldn't ruin a crab cake with this. All I can taste is mildew dishrag. Chard is Nard - cracker please. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Cupcake Moscato d'Asti White 2010


    Oh yaa! Scrumptious! This wine is imported from Italy by Cupcake Vineyards Livermore, but they don't make it. This Moscato D'Asti is D'lightful. Slight fizz, not overly sweet, notes of pineapple on the finish. I'm goin back for more. Read More

    Wine review by StukNlodi

  • Cupcake Riesling 2011


    Nice straw color, nice lime and lemon notes, good acid balance but a short finish. Slight honey--Pleasant wine that needs to be more extracted to be judged with the best QbAs. Very similar to their 2012 Mosel Riesling. Probably 1% RS. My rating 86. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Cupcake Riesling Mosel Valley 2012


    I was a bit surprised that this Pfalz QbA was enjoyable. Nice fruit, good acid, 1% RS. Nice citrus and mineral. Excellent value. Lacks classic German Riesling perfume nose but still enjoyable. Not as much acid as their Mosel. My rating -- 86. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Cupcake Cabernet 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by natuhlee08

  • Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2013


    The 2013 Sauv Bl is a bit light in extract. Citrus and slight Gardenia nose. Lemon in the mouth. Light color but good acid. Pleasant wine. My rating -- 83. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Red Velvet 2009


    I have to start this review by noting their 2010 Cabernet from Chile is awful. Here we have incredible complexity and smoothness in a dry red for $10, it's hard to beat in its class. A little sour cherries in the front and rich oak and tannin on the finish. Vanilla, allspice, a touch of anisette, and just remarkable for 10 bucks. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo

  • Cupcake Riesling Mosel Valley 2012


    I was a bit surprised that this QbA was enjoyable. Nice fruit, good acid, 1% RS. Nice citrus and mineral. Excellent value. Lacks classic German Riesling perfume nose but still enjoyable. My rating -- 86. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • love the stemless wineglass bonus with the red cupcake wine! so cool

    Comment by 1386011Karen Wight 1386011 Karen Wight

  • Cupcake Vineyards Zinfandel 2012


    Rather big and herbal on the nose but lovely ripe herbs all laid upon a base of sweet black currant and blackberry fruit supported by some cedary oak. Round, soft and a bit matte in the mouth this delivers slightly meaty and cocoa dusted black fruits with a subtle leathery edge. The acidity is a bit low for me, and the tannins rather soft but th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Cupcake Red Velvet Cupcake Red Velvet 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by bijou1

  • Just popped the cork on my first Chardonnay...I think I'm in love. What a cool crisp wine. I love the soft grape and pineapple undertones. Thank you so much. I will defiantly be buying this one more.

    Comment by 1268012Secs4vr 1268012 Secs4vr

  • Your Riesling is my absolute favorite wine! It is impossible to find in Saskatchewan, Canada; or anywhere online that will ship to Canada. HELP!!!

    Comment by 1136017Lainzy 1136017 Lainzy

  • I bought some Cupcake Pinot Grigio at Ralph's in San Diego today. The number on the bottle was 8130800106. Neither my husband nor I could remove the screw-top cap. When the cap was loosened, the entire top part, all of metal, revolved, and the cap could not be parted from the rest of the top piece. Finally, we had to use a metal snipper to t...

    Comment by 946017Marilyn Prine 946017 Marilyn Prine

  • Do not order from this rip off...I ordered over $100 worth of wine at the end of April..and it is now June 2 and I haven't gotten my wine....but guess what my credit card was charged for the wine...I noticed another person posted the same thing happened to them...and they won't respond to any emails that I have sent!!!!!

    Comment by 830593Kay04 830593 Kay04

  • Never stop making this fabulous,delicious wine! I had this as a gift for Valentine's day and i absolutely am hooked. Sweet, not dry, just right red...just what I was craving for. Absolutely wonderful with steak or chicken or just by itself! It's definitely my top 3! Thank you :)

    Comment by 178798wineluvsme 178798 wineluvsme

  • I recently discovered Cupcake Chardonnay and delcared it as my "newest favorite chard"! Having been a big fan of Domaine Chandon Chard, this rates equally as good and is much more affordable. Cheers to the vineyard and winemaker! Cupcake Girl

    Comment by 500565Cupcake Girl 500565 Cupcake Girl

  • where can you buy cup wine?

    Comment by 472023babci1 472023 babci1

  • I ordered a couple of bottles of wine several weeks ago. They have never been received and my emails are returned by the server as "undeliverable". I have sent numerous requests on their website under "contact us" and they have never responded to me. Has this company gone out of business? If not, why would the emails come back and they never res...

    Comment by 445990Robin12 445990 Robin12

  • I've been wanting to try Cupcake Chardonnay; any recommendations?

    Comment by 349844vpldy54 349844 vpldy54

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