Winemakers Talk Harvest and Their Favorite California Wines | Today: Nottingham Cellars

In honor of California Wine Month, we’re sitting down with different winemakers throughout Livermore Valley and asking them to tell us about themselves, the harvest and of course, their favorite wines!  Today we’re sitting down with the winemaker from Nottingham Cellars.


Firstly, tell us a little about yourself…

If you weren’t a winemaker, what would you be?

A chef.

Are you a California Native?  Where did you grow up?

Yes, Castro Valley.

Where is your favorite place to be in California?

Anywhere along the coast.


And now on to harvest…

Favorite thing about the grape harvest?

The magic that is fermentation. The smells, the decisive mentality we have to go with our guts.

Least favorite thing about the grape harvest?

As long as nothing breaks we are good!

Any predictions for this year?

Another unique, interesting vintage from our beautiful region.


Lastly, wine…

What is your favorite Livermore Valley wine?

Nottingham Cellars Supremacy, Bordeaux style red blend.

What is your favorite Livermore Valley wine that you didn’t make?

Steven Kent Lineage Cabernet Sauvignon


For more information about Nottingham Cellars and other wineries in the valley, click here.