Salmon Creek Cellars

6342 BYSTRUM RD
CERES, CA View map

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Salmon Creek is a brand owned by Bronco Wine Company in California. It is operated by the Franzia family, relatives of Ernest Gallo, who are known for owning several inexpensive brands including Charles Shaw (Two-Buck Chuck) and Franzia box wines. Salmon Creek is one of their more “premium” brands, offered at many restaurants and retail establishments. The wines are available in single varietal whites, reds, rosés, sparkling wines and blends. 

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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...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

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Salmon Creek Cellars on Snooth

  • Salmon Creek White Zinfandel 2012

    Snoothrank:

    Great Wine! Having a hard time finding a place to order it from. I can enjoy it at a local restaurant - Florina's Pizza. Read More

    Wine review by kristiejaeger


  • Salmon Creek White Zinfandel 2012

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    I live in Minnesota and have to order it online... Read More

    Wine review by 1368231grannyrosey 1368231 grannyrosey


  • Secret Santa 2015 was a success!  We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing.  Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Secret Santa 2015


  • This is the time of the year that you see a slew of rosé wine reviews, as the summer is known as pink wine season. This is underscored by the fact that most wineries release their rosés in the spring no doubt in an effort to latch on to the popular sentiment. For years, I refused to buy into to the “summer means rosé” mindset as I firmly believe... Read More

    From the article It's Time to Get Serious About Rose


  • Salmon Creek Pinot Grigio 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by sobachka


  • We recently enjoyed Salmon Creek Merlot at a restaurant just north of Olympia, WA. I forgot to ask them where they purchase it. Could you provide a list of wine retailers in the Olymoia/Tacoma area where we could purchase this wine. Thank you very much!

    Comment by 1871005Snoother 1871005 1871005 Snoother 1871005


  • where to purchase Salmon creek Cabernet Sauvingnon 2010 07666

    Comment by 1539741Snoother 1539741 1539741 Snoother 1539741


  • Salmon Creek White Zinfandel 2012

    Snoothrank:

    I live in California and I have to go to NH to buy it. What a shame. Read More

    Wine review by SMW101


  • Salmon Creek White Zinfandel 2009

    Snoothrank:

    A great wine. It's a shame we can't buy a couple of bottles in California. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Salmon Creek Merlot 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Unfortunately for me, I can't purchase this wine at a local store, only through specialty shops which charge a premium price. If you can buy it DO! It's a fantastic wine for the price. In a blind taste test against other more expensive Cabs - it came out the winner. Read More

    Wine review by poetofpurpose


  • Love the wine..we live in Minnesota..the Grandkids say if you buy us this for Christmas ..that's all we want.

    Comment by 1368231grannyrosey 1368231 grannyrosey


  • We're heading back to (my favorite wine region) Russian River the first weekend in October and are looking for advice on what to do and what to expect.  We've been to RRV several times but only during the off season.  Is there anything special we should do at this time of year, and conversely, is there anything we should avoid? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Seeking Advice for Russian...


  • Had a great trip to Walla Walla last week (just got back on Tuesday) and had a lovely time tasting wines and touring vineyards.  I'll give you the quick recap here and then provide links to my blog with more details. I arrived late night on Wednesday the 26th, and then started tasting wine on the 26th.  My first stop on  the tour was the Seven H... Read More

    Forum post in the topic My trip to Walla Walla


  • MY HUSBAND AND I DISCOVERED YOUR DELICIOUS CHARDONNAY AT OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT OVER THE PAST YEAR. PLEASE HELP US TO FIND A STORE THAT SELLS THIS EXCELLENT WINE!

    Comment by 1107618RECONBOB 1107618 RECONBOB


  • THIS CHARDONNAY HAS TAKEN US BY SUPRISE AS ONE OF THE BEST CHARDONNAYS WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN SEVERAL YEARS. PLEASE LET US KNOW WHERE WE CAN PURCHASE THIS EXCELLENT WINE! BOB AN GERRI REGAN BGREGAN32@COMCAST.NET

    Comment by 1107618RECONBOB 1107618 RECONBOB


  • WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SALMON CREEK CHARDONNAY AT OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT FOR AT LEAST A YEAR. LOOKING FOR A WAY TO PURCHASE THIS PARTICULAR WINE, AS WE FIND IT EXQUISITELY DELICIOUS.

    Comment by 1107618RECONBOB 1107618 RECONBOB


  • MY HUSBAND AN I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF HAVING SALMON CREEK CHARDONNAY IN OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT. IT IS SUPERB WINE! WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE THIS LOVELY WINE??

    Comment by 1107618RECONBOB 1107618 RECONBOB


  • Have noticed the Salmon Creek 2009 Chardonnay is lacking any oak character. Have they changed this wine, or did we get a bad batch?

    Comment by 10514062rowpale 1051406 2rowpale


  • I really enjoy this chardonnay...its got a nice, oak flavor!

    Comment by 887805educator1 887805 educator1


  • to glo1044: I am having same problem. Stores listed under SNOOTH are on the east coast. This wine is made in Sonoma CA and I LIVE IN CA and cannot find a VENDOR. Post if you find oe =0)

    Comment by 887805educator1 887805 educator1


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