Our wines “This may be the strongest group of wines Calera has produced in many years. From their less expensive whites through the generic and single vineyard Pinot Noirs, this remarkable portfolio showcases this idiosyncratic terroir isolated on Mt. Harlan. For starters, Calera has once again made the finest Aligoté in America.” – Robert Parker View Awards

Producing great wine is our number one priority and very simply put, there are no compromises. There was no question in Josh Jensen’s mind that he would plant his first grapes on limestone-rich soil, and so began his quest to find the perfect site to produce a California wine to rival the best French burgundies. This site turned out to be a barely accessible mountainside in the central part of the state, but now more than 35 years later and in spite of prevailing opinion that Pinot Noir grapes could not be successfully grown in the U.S., Calera is a symbol of perseverance and grace, and remains a true pioneer in California Pinot Noir.

"Calera is one of the most compelling Pinot Noir specialists of not only the New World, but of Planet Earth." – Robert Parker, 2003

Jensen The sheer depth and nuance of the Jensen is simply breathtaking. – Wine Advocate review, 97 points Shop

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Awards Our greatest reward is making wines that you enjoy drinking, but we are also proud that Calera wines have received recognition from a number of wine industry publications and the general media over the years.

winery of the year
Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2011

winery of the year
Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2009

96 points Awarded to Calera Mt. Harlan Chardonnay by The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, 2009

winery of the year
Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2008

winemaker of the year San Francisco Chronicle, 2007

98 points Awarded to Calera Pinot Noir Selleck Vineyard by The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, 2007

97 points Awarded to Calera Pinot Noir Jensen Vineyard by The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, 2007

winery of the year
Wine & Spirits Magazine, 2006