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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Thanksgiving Dinner NV


    As the Thanksgiving Day grocery store madness grows closer, who has time to worry about choosing wines for your Thanksgiving feast?! There is a plethora of different flavors and tastes on your Thanksgiving table and you want wines that will make everyone happy. Including your Wine Expert Uncle Pierre as well as teetotaler Gramma Betsy! There is ... Read More

    Wine review by WineSplash

  • Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2015


    The wine is rather light in color, with a nose full of tropical fruit, mango, Meyer lemon, and a bit of pineapple over some hints of green grass. The taste is rather nice, with a good bit of fruit up front, but with a nice tart acidity throughout, leaving you quite refreshed by the time you enjoy the crisp, dry finish.See the full review on my... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka

  • Superb

    Comment by 2114233JohnyChamp 2114233 JohnyChamp

  • Being aware of price points for most of the other varietals I have always wondered why the Pinot Noirs are always priced way ahead of the other varietals.It is almost impossible to purchase a Pinot Noir at the same price point/quality as a Cabernet Sauvignon for under $20Now I live in a region where both Cabernet Sauvignon (Washington State) and... Read More

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  • cool

    Comment by 2101385matthewtweedie 2101385 matthewtweedie

  • Cupcake Chardonnay


    No written review

    Wine review by lorrie mcmillan

  • beautiful

    Comment by 1983079Whiteparker 1983079 Whiteparker

  • Cupcake Reisling 2014


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Cupcake Cabernet Suavignon 2013


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2012


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    Wine review by leahjewell

  • Cupcake Vineyards Riesling Mosel 2013


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    Wine review by KCarnold23

  • Marketing. It's a $13 grocery store Cab and a $10 Chardonnay. The label is just a label, bulk wine, no winery by that name. Part of The Wine Group of Livermore."Established in 1981, The Wine Group is the world’s third largest winery by volume. Based out of Livermore, CA in the historic Concannon Estate with additional wineries in California, Arg... Read More

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  • Was just reading an article that stated that pregnant women should consider craft beer the same as wine in their drinking strategies. Then an article about craft beer in SLO county. Then saw this:  Any thoughts? Read More

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  • I love Cupcake Prosecco, really! Just thought you should know. It's the only drink I really love, so......I wanted to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate you!

    Comment by 1507701Snoother 1507701 1507701 Snoother 1507701

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

    Comment by 1386011Karen Wight 1386011 Karen Wight

  • 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

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