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Alapay Cellars

Alapay Cellars It would be hard to find words that more accurately describe Avila Beach than "a world above" or "heavenly." In Chumash, these words translate as "Alapay," so it is fitting that the first bonded winery to open in downtown Avila Beach takes the name Alapay Cellars. Alapay represents the hopes, dreams and hard work of Scott Remmenga, who is the wine maker. The atmosphere in Alapay's tasting room is infused with his excitement and passion for making wine. Ever the gracious host, Scott makes sure that all who enter are greeted warmly. Above, the ceiling is hand painted to reflect the Avila Beach sky, predominately blue with a few scattered, billowy clouds. Hence the slogan, "Heavenly wines from California's central coast." While the tasting room doesn't have an ocean view, it does have "the next best thing," a custom made 180-gallon saltwater fish tank that draws the attention of tasting room patrons. There is no hiding the fact that the young winemaker has found his calling. "I am really excited about what I'm doing says," Scott says. "I have to tickle myself. Making wine and selling it right in downtown Avila. I see myself doing this for a long time. I really love it." Initially, the winemaker had planned to make just three varietal wines -- viognier, pinot noir and syrah -- but in conducting his own market research, he quickly discovered that "people expect a lot of choices." So, after making sure he could procure high quality grapes, Scott expanded his offerings to include chardonnay, zinfandel and a rose wine crafted from a blend of rhone varietals, affectionately labeled Beachtown Blush. While Alapay's case production is relatively small, it is available more widely than one might expect from a small, independent operation.

Alapay Cellars is at 415 1st Street in beautiful Avila Beach, California... about halfway between San Fransisco and Los Angeles. From Highway 101, take the Avila Beach Drive exit and head west for about 4 miles. Turn left at San Miguel Street in Avila Beach. Go down about a block and look for our tasting bar near the corner of San Miguel and 1st.

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415 First Street, Avila Beach, CA, US, 93424 Email:
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