Bell Wine Cellars
Wine has been a large part of Anthony Bell’s life since childhood. After receiving his Masters degree for UC Davis School of Enology, Bell began producing wine at Beaulieu Vineyard. John Baritelle’s family has been growing vineyards for many years.
In 1991, Bell and Baritelle made their first batch of Cabernet Sauvignon in a small winery in Carneros. Growing demand and limited space caused them search for larger production facilities. After years of searching, they found the ideal place for them to set up shop. In March 1998, they bought Plam Vineyards and Winery in Yountville. In 2002, Baritelle sold his interest in Bell Wine Cellars, but Anthony Bell is still an owner.
Bell grows Merlot and Chardonnay on his estate vineyard in Yountville. He also owns land in Rutherford that is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon as well as the Tanimura and Antle Vineyards. These properties are located just eight miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and are planted with Viognier. Bell also grows Syrah in the Sierra Foothills.