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Calera Wine Company, USA

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Winery Name: Calera Wine Company, USA
established 1975
Winemaker(s): Josh Jensen
Other Details: Limestone had been commercially quarried from Jensen's Mt. Harlan property a hundred years earlier, and to this day, next to his Viognier vineyard, there stands a magnificently well-preserved 30- foot tall masonry limekiln. The name "Calera" is the Spanish world for "limekiln," which serves as the winery's symbol and appears on every bottle of wine.

On the Cienega Road property, a multi-level rock crushing facility had been built into the steep hillside in the 1950s. The facility was abandoned before it was ever used for crushing rock, but 20 years later the walls and terraces, with some substantial seismic retro-fitting, (the San Andreas fault lies just 100 yards away) became the heart of Calera's gravity-flow winery. The multi-layered hillside construction has allowed for the gentlest possible handling of the Calera wines. Wines move through the winemaking process by the mere force of gravity, rather than by the use of pumps.
Appellation(s) / Region(s): Mount Harlan
Website: Calera Wine Company
Contact Details / Location: Calera is open for tasting daily from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Calera Wine Company
11300 Cienega Road
Hollister, California 95023

Phone: 831-637-9170
Fax: 831-637-9070
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