From everyday visitors to the most respected wine writers in the world, Hunt Cellars’ award winning wines receive critical acclaim for their bold taste and beautiful appearance. Whether it’s our 2007 Rocketman Zinfandel, our “Best Rhone Blend” 2006 Que Sirah Syrah, one of our fabulous ports, or a brand new bottle for 2010, we pride ourselves on producing the finest tastes in California. Below are just a few of the customer and expert opinions on the excellence of Hunt Cellars Wines.

“I just finished a bottle of the 2007 CabOvation. I took my time with it, drank it over three nights – wow, what a nice Cab. I had great cabs before, but this one was special and unique, not easy, but a personality with character, the better you get to know it, the more you like it. I take notes for each wine I have, and also every time I have it, if not finished in one session. I liked it from the beginning, and then it kept growing on me; round, smooth, and incredibly complex. Never became boring, sipped it over three nights little by little and ended up with the closing comment in my notes with “a wine to remember.”

Robert J. Steffens

The March of 2003 newsletter stated that David Hunt’s “golden touch” made Hunt Cellars “the most impressive new winery.” Award-winning wines and accolades in Wine Enthusiast helped catapult Hunt Cellars to the top of the list of favorites for the American Wine Society.

American Wine Society Newsletter

“Sauvignon Blanc is one of many favorites of the California wines that Hunt Cellars offers online.” – Robert Balzer, Wine Writer for the Los Angeles Times Magazine and author of 11 books, including California’s Best Wines Of Hunt Cellars’ 2000 Sauvignon Blanc, Balzer wrote that it is “the best Sauvignon Blanc I’ve ever had.”

Robert Balzer

Los Angeles Times Magazine

In a 2004 article, Emert cites head winemaker David Hunt’s “hardworking, perfectionist streak and an unconventional business sensibility” as primary reasons for the great success of Hunt Cellars Wines.

Carol Emert,

San Francisco Chronicle

The gracious hospitality of you and Debbie, the warmth and beautiful details of your home, the numerous delicious and interesting courses of food, the company and conversation of your guests, your own insights and anecdotes and the wine, of course, made our evening together one of the most memorable of my life! Thank you. We so much look forward to another evening.


Winemaker’s Dinner

“Having the 05 Duets with a wonderful braised short rib–sharing it with the manager of Buenos Aires Grill (David has eaten there). OMG!!!!!! It tastes as “fresh” as it’s ever been. It has blown all of us away! Usually the 05s right now have at least a hint of getting old–not this bottle. Wow. It’s everything we love about our favorite Winery.”

Dr. Scott & Melodie Mandel

Testimonials, articles and quotes can only prove so much – the real way to discover the superior quality of Hunt Cellar Wines is to taste them on your own. Come to Paso Robles, California for a tasting any day of the week, and try a high-end Meritage wine, a classic Sangiovese or any one of our award winning wines. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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