Producing Award Winning Wines of Distinction from
Monterey County, California

Appellation Ventures LLC. is proud to introduce

Seventy Two Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Appellation Ventures LLC. produces these fine wines


2018 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

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91 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

Appellation Ventures Presents Mad Wines

Mád Wines

Now exclusively available to order within the USA and Canada from Appellation Ventures, LLC and FSB within CA.

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Our New Partners in the Islands

What could be better than basking in the Island sunshine with a glass of award-winning Esser Wine. You can do just that with our new partners:

  • Paradise Cruise Lines
  • Alive & Well Resorts - Turks & Caicos
  • Blue Illusion Resort - Bahamas
  • Mayan Princes Resort - Roatan Honduras
  • Pineapple Center retail store - Roatan Honduras
  • Roatan Wine Room retail store - Roatan Honduras
  • Palms Hotel - Turks & Caicos
  • Bimini Resort & Casino - Bimini Bahamas

Concorso Italiano

An Abarth Anniversary

This is a call for Abarths and Fiats. In partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, we are celebrating the 70thanniversary of Abarth. A special display area to commemorate the Fiat & Abarth vehicles will be set up at the new location on the Bayonet Golf Course, giving special recognition to these cars. We welcome the celebration of the Fiat America and join them in appreciating the Abarth and Fiat marques. [Continued… ]

Fiat Abarth

A Very Special Dino

We are pleased to share with you that our partner, Heacock Classic, a leader in the collector vehicle insurance market, will host in their display at Concorso Italiano Jack May and his 1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS #05984.

In 1975 Jack and his Dino were immortalized in racing history when he set the record time from New York City to Los Angeles during the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash.

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Ferrari Dino

90! Gold Medal Exceptional/Best Buy 2017 Esser® Pinot Noir

From the 2019 World Wine Championships [read the Tastings review… ]

Gold and Silver runs in the Appellation Ventures Family of Wines! This just in:

  • Gold – 2014 Esser® Cabernet Sauvignon Monterey County $14.99
  • Silver – 2015 Esser® Pinot Noir Monterey County $14.99
  • Silver – 2017 Esser® Sauvignon Blanc Monterey County $9.99
  • Silver – 2017 Crush 8® Chardonnay Monterey County $7.99

From the:

San Francisco Chronical Wine Competition

One Million and Counting!

We are so pleased to offer you wines of the highest quality. Also, with our latest bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles, we surpassed our ONE MILLIONTH BOTTLE of Esser® Wines produced since our launch of Appellation Ventures LLC. Thanks for sharing in our success. Cheers!

WineLibrary Review of 2013 Las Palmeras® Cabernet Sauvignon

What's New

We have much to share with our new offerings coming to you and your teams within the next few weeks and early 2019. We will be releasing two new and exciting products within our Esser® Wines line-up.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Our new Esser® 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon will be from Paso Robles appellation, an enhanced quality with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, and Petit Verdot...It is a refined, full-bodied, rich and well balanced wine with fresh acidity and a solid polished tannin structure. [continued… ]

Sauvignon Blanc

We will also be releasing our new and exciting 2017 Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc. A refined and balanced wine from both Paso Robles and our award winning Monterey production. This Coastal Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and refreshing, with bright aromas of citrus and melon. It delivers a full palette of bright flavors of lemon, lime, and fresh cut grass. [continued… ]

2017 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

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87 Points / Silver Medal / Best Buy / Highly Recommended

2017 CRUSH 8® Vineyards Zinfandel

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86 Points / Silver Medal / Best Buy

2017 CRUSH 8® Vineyards Chardonnay

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85 Points / Silver Medal / Best Buy

WineLibrary review of Esser® 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

21 August 2018

Highlights for Concorso on Saturday, August 25th

Concorso Italianao

Mitja Borkert (Head of Design at Lamborghini), Egidio Reali (CEO and founder of MR Collection Models), Emanuele Bomboi (Director Designer for the ATS GT), Cesare Gasparri Zezza (automotive journalist and direct descendant of Vincenzo Florio) and Valentino Balboni (legendary test-driver at Lamborghini) will be the celebrities on stage this year… [continued… ]

Ferrari Mattioli Automotive Group: Pouring great wines from Esser® & Appellation Ventures

ouring great wines from Esser & Appellation Ventures

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.

Our Winegrower is a 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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