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A brief history

Kerr Cellars is a boutique winery based around a small, passionate team of award-winning wine professionals. Our Napa Valley and Sonoma County wines are made in classic styles inspired by the great wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, yet they are definitely Californian in their balance of finesse and opulence. We source our grapes from the finest vineyards throughout the valleys and obsess over every detail from the health of the vineyard soils to the grain structure of our oak barrels. We do this because it is our passion to craft extraordinary, terroir-focused wines.
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Established in 2013

4225 Solano Ave #739
United States, California


Meet The Team

  • Helen Keplinger

    Helen Keplinger has been the Winemaker for Kerr Cellars since early 2013. She is widely recognized
    as one of the top winemakers in California. After graduating from UC Davis with a Masters Degree in Enology she worked with industry all-stars Heidi Barrett, Kathy Joseph, Michel Rolland, and David Abreu. Helen proceeded to build her resume as the winemaker at some of the most recognized wineries in California including Cellers Melis (Priorat), Kenzo Estate, Fort Ross, Sarocka, Scully, Arrow & Branch, Bryant Family Vineyards and Grace Family Vineyards.
    In 2006 Helen started Keplinger Wines with her husband DJ Warner and since then, Keplinger Wines has sold out of every vintage they produced and received incredible reviews along the way. Helen was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Food and Wine magazine in 2012 and in 2014 she graced the cover of Wine Spectator magazine’s June issue. The cover story described Helen’s work as “one of the most exciting and innovative wineries to emerge in California in years.”

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