Cavaletti Vineyards Moorpark

Southern California born & bottled

Cavaletti Vineyards is proud to be part of the small and passionate group of wineries leading a winemaking renaissance in the sunshine of Southern California.

We produce varietal, vineyard designate, and blends from Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties.
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Wine is made in the vineyard

Cavaletti Vineyards  produces wines that authentically express varietal character and unique vineyard sites in our region. In the vineyard we respect our natural resources and farm using sustainable and organic practices. this drive to reduce inputs and increase quality means that we work hard to understand our sites each season. We farm multiple vineyards that we believe have the potential to produce exciting wines and partner with other thoughtful farmers in our region.

When we do our work well in the vineyard we are able to do embarrassingly little in the winery. Native yeasts, neutral oak barrels, and patience are the main techniques we use to craft unique wines that are full of personality.
Our wines are released twice per year to our wine club members, made available on our website, in our winery tasting room, and offered to select retailers and restaurants.

Patrick Kelley

Owner/ Winegrower/ Winemaker

Cavaletti's founder

Inspired by the lost winegrowing legacy of Los Angeles County and the untapped potential of Ventura County, Patrick founded Cavaletti Vineyards in 2016.

He had an ambitious goal - to produce world class wines from this unheralded region. Using thoughtful farming, straightforward winemaking, and hard work he has created wines that have attracted attention since their first release.

Since that time he has continuously sought out new sites, reinvigorated forgotten vineyards, and feels that he has barely scratched the surface of the region's potential.

"My wines all have unique and distinct personalities while still fitting under the description of 'balanced.' The only principle that I focus on is that the wines should authentically represent the place that they are from and should be immensely enjoyable to drink."

Articles

Part 2 - Why We’ve Gone Native

Nature vs nurture. Tradition vs innovation. Discussion about winemaking techniques and the resulting wines usually break down into these two camps. Using native yeasts or selected yeasts is one of the main areas of disagreement [...]

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Part 1 - Native Fermentation

The decision to use native yeasts or inoculating with selected yeasts is one of the things that divide winemakers into different camps based on their preference. There are good arguments for both sides [...]

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Vineyard Update

It is the first of July and we are excited by the abundance and quality of the fruit we are seeing in the vineyard this year. The above average rainfall and later than normal spring rains have increased vine health and vigor [...]

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Reviews

2019 The 109 Mile Rosé

91

Points

This pink blend of 52% Tempranillo, 46% Grenache, 1% Mourvèdre and 1% Roussanne is in the running for L.A.'s best rosé ever, admittedly not a huge category. Clean aromas of blood orange, rose, red apple, orange sherbet and strawberry lead into a palate with candied melon and ripe peach. A cement-like texture drives it home.

- Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Swayze Vineyard Alicante Bouschet

91

Points

Winemaker Patrick Kelley is amplifying the potential for Los Angeles County vineyards like few others, and this bottling, which includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, does so with aromas of crushed rocks, blackberry and violet on the nose. The palate is rich and deep with flavors of black currant, blueberry and nutmeg spice.

- Wine Enthusiast

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2018 Whispering Bells Cabernet Sauvignon

93

Points

Polished and intriguing aromas of black cherry, mocha and sage show on the nose of this bottling from Malibu. The rich black-currant-sorbet flavors of the palate are balanced by black tea, dried herbs and minty cocoa elements.

- Wine Enthusiast

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Our Moorpark Tasting room

Taste why we're different
165 Poindexter Ave, Suite D
Moorpark, CA 93021


Our urban tasting room is open for outdoor tastings by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-5. Due to COVID we are asking that patrons schedule an appointment.

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