About the owner and founder: In 2006, Carlos Cella sold a body shop, a California family business of 35 years, and began construction on a winery near Kingman. In 2008 he planted the first vines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Syrah) and he produced his first Estate Wines in 2010. Cella Winery opened to the public in January 2014.
Carlos Cella was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and grew up helping his parents planting, cultivating and making wine. As a young man, he moved to California and learned the art of wine making which, next to his family, has always been his first love. When he and his wife retired, they found land suitable for growing vines near Kingman and started the area’s first winery.
Cella Winery competed with 13 of Arizona’s best wineries at the 2015 Kingman Wine Festival. They took awards for three of their wines:
1st Place with Zulma’s 2013 Moscato Private Reserve
2nd Place for their Nicolino 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Wine Private Reserve
2nd Place with their 2010 Syrah.
2015 Malbec Private Reserve Estate Wine
2013 Zulmas Moscato Private Reserve (1st place in Arizona 2015 WIne & Food Fest competition)
2014 Late Harvest Merlot Private Reserve Estate Wine
2014 Nicolino Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Estate Wine (2nd place in 2015 Arizona WIne & Food Fest competition)
2014 Sergios Zinfandel Private Reserve Estate Wine (2nd place in 2016 Arizona WIne & Food Fest competition)
2010 Merlot Private Reserve
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Jennies Ruby Wine Blend
2011 Gina Mia White Blend (Viognier, Muscat, Chardonnay)
Fridays & Saturdays: 11am - 5pm
Sundays: 12pm - 6pm