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Pacific Star Winery

Address
33000 North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
United States
Tasting Charge: 
Yes

Winery Features

Established:
1988
Winemaker: 
Sally Ottoson
Owners: 
Sally Ottoson
Stephen Ryan
Pacific Star Winery sits on a bluff off of the coast of Mendocino. One of the only wineries in the world where you can actually enjoy a bottle of chardonay as you whale watch from a short distance. The cellar is filled with French, Hungarian and ...
Story

The imposing redwood and stone barn structure nestles into the cliff side, protected from crashing waves by a flat rock bench eroded over eons. The cellar is filled with French, Hungarian and American oak barrels and specialty equipment suited to handcrafted wine production. Italian water bladder presses, open-top fermenters and a portable grape receiving systems allow small lot premium winemaking with critical attention to detail. The unique location lets magical forces come into play; waves crash into sea caves under the cellar, naturally filtering wine from its sediment. Salt from sea air deposits on barrels accelerating osmosis while creating viscous and dense wines.