Scott Cellars is the culmination of over a decade of intense work and passion. Owner and Winemaker Peter Scott Fraser worked as a wine marketer and winemaker for others while carefully crafting the concept of Scott Cellars. Vineyard-designate wines and unique blends dominate the lineup. Production is very small with an eye on quality first and foremost.
At only 900 cases Scott cellars is one of the smallest wineries around. The whites, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay are crisp clean wines that pair beautifully with food. The reds are big and bold with surprisingly smooth, silky tannins. The Pinot Noir is elegance in a glass, while the Syrah is firm in structure and loaded with dark fruit flavors. The most unique wine is Cuvee J. It combines 78% Zinfandel with 22% Syrah and balances high alcohol with tremendous fruitiness and firm acidity. I liken it to a linebacker who can dance ballet.
In one word, “Balance” is Scott Cellars mantra. We strive to balance every aspect of each wine. Acidity needs to balance with the fruit which needs to balance with alcohol which needs to balance with the tannin structure. Each component needs to compliment the other and thus strike a balance for the whole. In other words, the whole becomes greater than the sum of the pieces. This is also known as the transcendent function.
Case production: 900
Principal varietals: Sangiovese
Winemaker: Peter Scott Fraser
316 North F Street, Lompoc
11am - 4pm, Friday - Sunday