Our Story

A family run winery, Caraccioli Cellars takes pride in developing wines that deliver an expression true to vintage and estate. Founded in 2006, Caraccioli Cellars’ commitment began utilizing solely Santa Lucia Highlands grapes and has transitioned to a completely estate winery. We aim to highlight Escolle Vineyard through all our sparkling and still wine expressions. The Brut Cuvée and Brut Rosé are the flagships of our production. Internationally renowned winemaker, the late Michel Salgues, founded the techniques that form the foundation of our winemaking practices. Under the direction of Scott Caraccioli, and the guidance and daily practices of Greg and Chris Vita his legacy lives on.

Through light handed winemaking we aim to achieve elegance through rigorous control. Looking to showcase vintage variation, our wines receive minimal manipulation. Elimination of outside grape sources only supports our efforts to heighten control in every way possible. The maturation of Escolle and transition to fully estate allows us the opportunity to control every decision made at every step of the vintage.

The Caraccioli family made their name by producing some of the most complex, elegant sparkling wines in the United States.