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...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

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  • Cupcake Moscato D' Asti 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by libraryhill

  • Cupcake Vineyards Merlot 2010


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    Wine review by Maija987

  • Cupcake Red Velvet 2011


    Slightly sweet , soft, fruity.Rasberries Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Cupcake Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand 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 Mosel Valley 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 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by natuhlee08

  • Cupcake Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 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

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