Yes wine lovers…there IS a wine country in Ventura County!
And, Cantara Cellars is located right in the heart of it, in historic Camarillo, an easy drive from Santa Barbara, greater Los Angeles and Orange County. Spend a day tasting at Cantara Cellars, which lies on the southernmost edge of The Central Coast Wine Country—you won’t be disappointed.
Mike and Chris Brown have been welcoming visitors to their comfy tasting room since 2007. Friendliness, old world quality and a lengthy family heritage are hallmarks of Cantara Cellars. Grapes are sourced from Lodi, California, where Mike’s grandparents settled in the late 1800s. When you visit Cantara, you will be hosted by Mike, Chris, or their son Jesse (fourth generation assistant winemaker and “jack of all trades”). From generation to generation, the Browns take pride in being primarily a “red wine house,” producing wines in an old world style, and aging their selection three years before bottling and release.
The current tasting menu offers five reds in addition to a unoaked Chardonnay, produced from grapes Mike’s parents grow on their Lodi vineyard. The reds are aged well aged and ready to drink, being 2012 and 2013 vintages. Pop and pour now, or lay them down to enjoy several years from now.
That’s Not All
• Food items are available for purchase to compliment your tasting. Enjoy a cheese and meat platter or choose from various dips and snack items.
• Tour the winery: Learn how wine is made; sample “in progress” wines from the barrel.
• Check the website for benefits of being a Cantara Cellars wine club member. In addition to discounts on wine, free tastings and access to first releases, club members enjoy pick up parties, special events and much more. It’s good to belong!
Flat Fish Brewing Company Coming Soon
Winemaker and brew master Mike Brown and his wife Chris are excited to announce the opening of Flat Fish Brewing Company in early of 2018! Offering six hand-crafted beers, Flat Fish Brewing Company is located in the space adjoining Cantara Cellars. Come by with your family and friends, sit down and sip some wine, or enjoy a brew with your wine loving companions. Whatever your pleasure, visit Cantara Cellars and Flat Fish Brewery, in the heart of Ventura County’s Wine Country.