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315 S. Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465
(805) 226-0174
Thurs 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Fri-Sat 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm
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Clavo Cellars is a boutique winery located in beautiful downtown Templeton, CA. Specializing in terroir-driven, single varietal wines such as, Malbec, Albarino, Petite Sirah, Vermentino and Zinfandel. Stop by the tasting room to try some of the region’s best wines!

Neil Roberts put down roots on the Central Coast more than 20 years ago and is today recognized as one of the region’s premier viticulturist, growing grapes for some of the region’s finest vineyards under the banner of Roberts Vineyard Services.

Neil is committed to “growing quality the right way”, which includes emphasis on sustainable vineyard practices that nurture both the vines and the surrounding environment. Similarly, he uses a gentle hand in the cellar, enabling the natural qualities of the fruit to shine in the finished wine. His winemaking approach includes careful hand sorting of clusters prior to fermentation; sacrificing quantity for quality through light pressing of the grapes; using judicious amounts of new oak barrels to ensure balance as well as structure.

“I put a tremendous amount of thought and care into making these wines,” Neil says. “But once the cork is pulled, it all comes down to the simple pleasure of experiencing everything that a remarkable vineyard has to offer.


Albariño, Grenache Blanc, Late Harvest Zinfandel, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Red Blend, Rosé, Sparkling Wine, Syrah, Vermentino, Viognier, Zinfandel.


2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Awards:
Silver: 2016 Albarino
Silver: 2015 Viognier
Silver: Corazon (2015 Sparkling Grenache Blanc)
Silver: 2012 Collusion (50% Malbec, 25% Syrah, 25% Petite Sirah)
Silver: 2015 Pinot Noir
Silver: 2014 Malbec
Silver: 2014 Petite Sirah

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Awards:

Gold: 2011 Zinfandel “Desperado”
Silver: 2011 Syrah “Reckless Moment”
Silver: 2011 Petite Sirah “Dreamer”
2012 Grenache Blanc “Oracle”
Bronze: 2012 Vermentino “Voluptuous”

2010 Zinfandel “Desparado”:
Gold: 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold: 2015 Gold Medal Sunset International Wine Competition
Gold, 90 pts: 2015 2015 SF International Wine Comp
Bronze: 2015 Orange County Wine Competition

2011 Malbec “Fedora”:
Best in Class: 2015 Central Coast Wine Competition
Silver: 2015 Orange County Wine Competition
Bronze: 2015 Sunset International Wine Competition

2011 Syrah “Reckless Moment”:
Silver: 2015 Orange County Wine Competition

Silver: 2010 Petite Sirah “Dreamer”, 2013 Viognier “Apparition”

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