In 2003, winemaker Matt Smith launched Blacksmith Cellars with the release of his 2001 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, an elegant wine that celebrated the artistry, craftsmanship, and tradition of great independent winemaking.
Two years later, Matt's first white wine, the 2004 Monterey Chenin Blanc, won a 4 Star Gold Medal at the Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.
While Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc have remained Blacksmith's flagship red and white, Matt loves to work with new varietals. Over the years he's added classic grapes such as Syrah and Chardonnay to Blacksmith's line-up, as well as lesser-known gems, such as Torrontes and Verdelho, and a pair of exceptional proprietary blends: "Adamantine" and "Hephaestus."
Blacksmith Cellars participates in two cooperative tasting rooms.
In Alameda, you can find us at Rockwall Wine Company.
In Suisun Valley, sample our wines at the Suisun Valley Wine Cooperative Tasting Room.
Both rooms are open Thursday through Sunday. Visit their websites for hours and locations.
2005 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 "Hephaestus" Alexander Valley Red Wine
2006 Coyote Crest Alexander Valley Syrah
2007 Alexander Valley Late Harvest Syrah
2008 Alta Mesa Torrontes
2008 Alta Mesa Verdelho
2008 North Coast Chenin Blanc
2007 North Coast Late Harvest Malvasia Bianca
2007 Furlong Vineyard Grenache/Syrah
Honors and Awards
Blacksmith Cellars' 2008 Alta Mesa Torrontes was selected for The San Francisco Chronicle's "Best White Wines Under $15" list
The Bay Area's East Bay Express named Blacksmith Cellars "Best Winery" in its 2007 annual round-up of the East Bay's finest.
Blacksmith Cellars' 2004 Monterey Chenin Blanc won a 4 Star Gold Medal (the highest mark awarded) in the 2005 Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition.