Producing Award Winning Wines of Distinction from
Monterey County, California


Appellation Ventures LLC. produces these fine wines

Appellation Ventures, LLC. was formed in early 2013 by seasoned professionals and acquisitioned Esser Vineyards in August of 2013.

In 2017 Appellation Ventures launched a new brand, Las Palmeras, to pay homage to the Franciscian Padres of Monterey County and their winemaking legacy.

In just four short years, our hard work has translated into highly acclaimed, award winning wines with distribution in 28 countries and 36 states across America, with a 115% sales growth in 2015 alone.

15 March 2018

Appellation Ventures Returns to Prowein

Appellation Ventures returns to the World's number one international trade show for wine and spirits Sunday March 18th-Tuesday, March 20 in Dusseldorf Germany. [ continued… ]

Esser Wines Loves to Support Teachers

Esser Wines is proud to sponsor two Teachers Night Out events at the Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, CA.


90! Gold Medal Exceptional/Best Buy 2014 Esser Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99

Garnet black color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of mocha, caramelized bacon, and boysenberry pie with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length apples in vanilla cream, nut brittle, and cedar finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A very tasty and layered cabernet that is sure to please. [read the Tastings review…]

More from our amazing partners in the Caribbeans

Visit the Carisam Lounge during Caribbean Travel Marketplace (Jan. 30-Feb. 1)

Earl Myers and his Carisam colleagues will offer you a glass of one or more of the award winning Esser Monterey County California wines

Visit the Carisam Booth

From our amazing partners in the Caribbean Islands!

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wines by the glass

Esser Wines is a Proud Sponsor of Concorso – come see us again in 2018!

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Esser Pinot Noir named Wine of the Weekend

We are pleased to announce that LCBO of Tornoto Canada, one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol, named our Esser Pinot Noir the Wine of the Weekend this past weekend (August 18-20). [more info…]

Concorso Italiano

Esser Wines is a Proud Sponsor of the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, CA

 Esser Wines will be featured in several areas of the Concorso Italiano event. These local wines are sourced from grapes grown on environmentally sound and sustainably farmed vineyards in the cool Central Coast/Monterey Valley region of California. [more info…]

93! Gold Medal
Exceptional/Best Buy
2015 Esser Chardonnay $14.99

In the most recent Tastings competition by the Beverage Testing Institute, Esser 2015 Chardonnay was celebrated as having Exceptional quality and uncommon value. The wine received a Gold award and a 93 rating and a Best Buy recommendation at suggested retail of $14.99/bottle. [ continued… ]

Appellation Ventures Growth

More exciting growth and additions are happening here within Appellation Ventures. We have officially launched our new and exciting Premium Monterey County Wines Las Palmeras Vineyards [ continued… ]

Coming Soon…Italian Imports

Appellation Ventures, LLC is proud to offer a fine selection of some of the best and most competitively priced wines from the Veneto region in the North of Italy to Sicily in the South. [ more info… ]

Proud Member of The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance

Benefiting the environment, the community and high quality grapes and wine.

Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing is a certification program that provides verification by a third-party auditor that a winery or vineyard implements sustainable practices and continuous improvement.

The vision of the Sustainable Winegrowing Program is the long-term sustainability of the California wine community.

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