The first thing a visitor notices is Poetic Cellars’ unique label. Each label is graced with a poem. Katie Lovell, who has over two decades of winemaking experience, founded this Santa Cruz mountain winery.
Ms. Lovell maintains her first winery, Rios-Lovell, in Livermore. She sources her grapes from her first winery, from local Santa Cruz vineyards and from the property of Poetic Cellars. She also buys Carignane from Mendocino County. She and her partner, Joseph L. Naegele who writes the poetry for the labels, believe that each bottle of wine should have a poetic essence of its own. Some of Poetic Cellars’ wines include a Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, a Chardonnay from the area, a Mourvedre from the Livermore Valley and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Livermore. The winery also offers a Viognier, Syrah, Petite Sirah and a Port. Poetic Cellars’ two blends, a Bordeaux blend and another blend called Mantra, are very popular. The Bordeax blend consists of Cabernet, Merlot and just a touch of Cabernet Franc. The Mantra blend is Mourvedre, Syrah and Sangiovese.
Poetic Cellars is a dream of Ms. Lovell. The winery is built into the mountain so that she can take full advantage of the cool climate. The tasting room is also part of this structure. This area serves as the barrel room. Visitors get a taste of the winery’s offerings among the wine releases of the future. Enjoy a tranquil visit to this winery.