Cold Heaven Cellars

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
That seemed as though ice burned and was but the more ice,
And thereupon imagination and heart were driven...

- William Butler Yeats