Drew Family Cellars

(707) 877-1771 31351 Philo-Greenwood Rd
Elk, CA 95432
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Jason Drew began his winemaking odyssey in 1980, when he helped plant his uncle’s vineyard in the Stag’s Leap District of Napa Valley. Jason then pursued an education based on the land – in Agricultural Ecology, Viticulture and Enology. A passion and philosophy grew during the early years, when Jason managed world-class vineyards in Northern California. Discussions that had germinated years earlier when Jason and Molly first dreamt of having their own winery began to resurface. In 2000, they formed Drew while Jason was Associate Winemaker at Babcock Vineyards and Winery in Santa Barbara’s Santa Rita Hills area. In 2003, Drew was on its own. 2004 was a milestone year, when Jason and Molly purchased property on a ridgetop overlooking Anderson Valley to the east and the Pacific Ocean 3 miles to the west. Jason's instinct was clear that this property has the potential for Pinot Noir greatness! They spent the following year designing and building their boutique winery and moved in for the 2005 Read more »

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  • Grenache

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  • Albariño

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Retired and looking to become more acquainted with wine products.  It seems like an vast array of confusion to me.  I only drink dark red wines, and the cheap kinds- as you might be able to tell by my username- but I love wine.  So let me get my many thoughts together and in some kind of order and I will get back.  Thank you community.  Read More

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  • In keeping with the tradition of releasing “Top-10” stories at the ... 2009 Domaine Lois Louise and Drew Family Cellars' 2012 Fog Eater Pinot Noir. The Lois Louise featured “zingy, fresh, cherry-raspberry notes” which “deliver an endless finish,” while the Fog Eater was “finely tuned, with high-toned fruit notes, some clove and cherry, and a l... Read More

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  • I began my wine journey mining for hidden gems in little known regions along the east coast of the United States. A common response to many of the wines I shared and wrote about back then went something like this; “What, they make wine there?” In fact, wine is produced in all 50 states, but many people can count on one hand the wines they have t... Read More

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  • I love N. Rhone Syrah.  It's my favorite red wine in France.  But the acreage of the region is so small and the area that provide its best wines even smaller, that prices have hit the roof.  Sure, there are a few St. Josephs and Crozes-Hermitages that come in around $25, but those are either made for earlier drinking and a lot less thrilling wit... Read More

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  • Hi, I am an accidental wine enthusiast. As part of a major remodeling project including our family room I revived my interest and enjoyment of wine. Our family room was redone using dark hickory planking and the room has a short wall next to our fireplace. This wall has always presented a challenge to make use of the space. I researched and sear... Read More

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  • I have had a general dislike for syrahs for several years now... they just seem too BIG for me, and my tastes have changed toward lighter-style wines.  However I have discovered that there are some syrahs that I very much enjoy..  Recently, I was on my way up to Russian River.  I stopped in at Taft Street Winery in Sebastopol, www.taftstreetwine... Read More

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  • Drew Family Cellars Syrah Laventi Vineyard 2007


    I love this wine! And though I hate when I agree with Parker, Tanzer AND the Wine Spectator, they all gave this wine a minimum of 90 points. Classic cool weather Syrah - white pepper, violets, bacon/smoked meat and dark fruits. Very reasonable alcohol and middle-weight on the palate. A great food wine. Read More

    Wine review by Foothills2

  • Drew Family Cellars Syrah Anderson Valley Valenti Vineyard 2007


    I love this wine, as it expresses a classic cool-weather Syrah profile - violet notes floating atop the classic white pepper, bacon/smoked meat and dark fruit characteristics of Syrah. Read More

    Wine review by Foothills2

  • Drew Family Cellars "Gate Keepers" Pinot Noir California Mendocino County Anderson Valley Drew Jason 2008


    We loved this spectacular wine. Its rich but subtle balance was first rate. It beats any Oregon Pinot I have tasted. Read More

    Wine review by ronstewart

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