Cold Heaven Cellars was founded in 1996 by owner/winemaker
Morgan Clendenen who pioneered the cool-climate viognier
style that the winery has become famous for producing.
Using fruit from top-quality vineyards from three separate
appellations in Santa Barbara County, Cold Heaven highlights
viognier from the Le Bon Climat Vineyard, a Clendenen family-owned
property that is farmed organically and the historic Sanford
and Benedict Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills.
Although Cold Heaven Cellars has become synonymous with
California viognier, in 2003 a small amount of cool-climate
syrah was produced and continues today. In 2008, pinot
noir was added to the program, and currently Cold Heaven
boasts two separate pinots, using fruit from the Sta. Rita.
Hills and Santa Maria Valley AVA’s. All wines are
produced using gentle cellar techniques in our small cellar
in Buellton, California.
Suddenly I saw the cold and rook-delighting heaven
seemed as though ice burned and was but the more ice,
thereupon imagination and heart were driven...