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Alpen Cellars

Alpen Cellars Alpen Cellars, established on a family ranch in the spring of 1984, is situated in a picturesque mountain valley at the foot of towering craggy peaks in the rugged Trinity Lake region of Trinity County, California. It seems an unlikely location to attempt to grow wine grapes. But the notion, a product of a young enology student's vision, turned out to be notably rewarding. The combination of high elevation and favorable microclimate proved to be the ideal conditions for growing early maturing vinifera grapes such as White Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the four varieties to which the ranch vineyard is planted. We also feature two additional varietals, Pinot Gris and Merlot, which are grown in select sites elsewhere in Trinity County. In essence Alpen Cellars is a family venture where each of us take part in the long painstaking process of wine production. Each step from pruning to harvest, from crush to fermentation, and from fining to bottling is conducted on the premises with one goal in mind: to produce the best wine it is possible to make.

Directions
From the South: From Interstate 5 at Redding, take Highway 299 to downtown Weaverville. Take Highway 3 out of Weaverville to north end of Trinity Lake, 5 1/2 miles past Trinity Center. Turn right on East Side Road over bridge and continue 8 miles. Turn left on East Fork Road and continue 2 miles to Alpen Cellars. Approximate driving distance from Redding to Alpen Cellars, 80 miles. Approximate driving time from Redding to Alpen Cellars, 2 hours. From the North: From Interstate 5 at Yreka, take Highway 3 over Scott Mountain 2 1/2 miles past Coffee Creek. Turn left on East Side Road over bridge and continue 8 miles. Turn left on East Fork Road and continue 2 miles to Alpen Cellars. Approximate driving distance from Yreka to Alpen Cellars, 80 miles. Approximate driving time from Yreka to Alpen Cellars, 2 hours. From the Coast: From Highway 101 at Eureka, take Highway 299 to downtown Weaverville. Take Highway 3 out of Weaverville to north end of Trinity Lake, 5 1/2 miles past Trinity Center. Turn right on East Side Road over bridge and continue 8 miles. Turn left on East Fork Road and continue 2 miles to Alpen Cellars. Approximate driving distance from Eureka to Alpen Cellars, 150 miles. Approximate driving time from Eureka to Alpen Cellars, 3 hours.


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Route 2, Trinity Center, CA, US, 96091 Email: winemaker@alpencellars.com
Phone: 530-266-9513 Web: www.alpencellars.com
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Products



  CHARDONNAY
Lemony and ripe green apple aromas are followed with rich vanilla and pear flavors. A silky citrus finish with a seductive touch of oak. Will complement a wide variety of foods including pork, veal, poultry, pasta, fish and shellfish. Winner Double Gold Medal, Tasters Guild.
  GEWURZTRAMINER
The spicy and floral aromas of tangerine and grapefruit converge with the refreshing flavors of limes and oranges. A consistent medal winner which will augment Thai and curry dishes, as well as spicy chicken, fish and many desserts. Winner Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, Indy International; Silver Medal, West Coast Wine Competition; Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild; Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International.
  MERLOT
Chocolate and mint aromas evolve into vanilla, blackberry and blueberry flavors with exceptional balance. A rich delicious wine that will enhance all meat entrees, pasta dishes and cheeses. Winner Silver Medal, L. A. County Fair; Bronze Medal, Finger Lakes International; Bronze Medal, California State Fair; Bronze Medal, Tasters Guild; Bronze Medal, San Francisco International; Bronze Medal, West Coast Wine Competition.
  PINOT GRIS
The fragrance is reminiscent of ripe green melons with a hint of lemons. The taste suggest the savory crispness of lemons and limes along with the shrouded aftertaste of dry oats. Wonderful complement to fish, pork, broiled chicken and pasta.
  PINOT NOIR
An accessible red dinner wine that has the mouth-watering aromas of smoky black cherries, tangy oak and white peppers. The flavors are suggestive of ripe cherries and cranberries. The finish is long and supple. Will enhance most foods such as pasta, chicken, all red meats and a wide array of cheeses. Winner Gold Medal, West Coast Wine Competition; Silver Medal, International Eastern Wine Competition; Silver Medal, Tasters Guild.
  PINOT NOIR BLANC
Fresh ripe plum and strawberry flavors envelop the senses followed by the lingering soft finish of ripe red cherries. An ideal summer wine. Wonderful with cheese, appetizers, fruit salads and white meat dishes.
  WHITE RIESLING
Scented ripe peaches with a hint of delectable apricot dominate the fragrance with zesty lemon-lime and peach flavors. A perpetual gold medal winner which will complement appetizers, green and fruit salads, and most white meat dishes including fish, chicken and pork. Try it as a marinade for fresh fruit.

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