In The Beginning.......Keith & Chelli
Webster Cellars was born in 2009 when I was making garage wine in Aspen, Colorado, got accepted to UC Davis in the wine production course and moved to St. Helena, California. In Aspen, just try to buy great wine grapes, really?? In order to make good on my philosophy of making wines in the style which I grew up consuming, I made the move to California. I bought my first grapes that year and have allowed my passion to produce wines reminiscent of my time growing up in Europe to lead to the incarnation of Webster Cellars. I produce elegant wines with depth and character.
"I create wines that are balanced, elegant and take you on a journey from the time you open the bottle 'till you consume the last drop. Developing an ever changing scenery of the senses, morphing from "wound tight" to open and embracing, like a love affair. A new experience with every sniff of the glass and every taste of the wine, that, to me, is what fine wines should do. Create a journey of the senses."
"Wines of this stature are few and far between and when one finds the origin, one never wants to disclose it for fear of losing the exclusivity of source" - Socrates, 388BC (or thereabouts, probably)
The wines I create are balanced, integrated, delightful expressions of the winemaker's love of the process and care in allowing the manifestation of the true nature created in the grape itself. Manipulation is kept to a bare minimum, additives are frowned upon, filtration is considered an unnecessary step and the result is a wine so complex and sophisticated, you could take it home to your parents!!
"My wines are like meeting the love of your life, a dance of experiencing the delight of knowing someone who, at first contact, is intriguing and who grows more and more connected to your soul with every kiss!" - Keith, the romantic, sometime last week.