Complimentary Tasting Flight & 10% Off Wine Purchase (exclusions may apply)
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Friday – Saturday – Sunday 12-5pm
We do tastings by appointment at other times. Please call us at 831.566.5147 to schedule.
Odonata Wines is a small family winery. We do our best to focus on local grapes that are organic and grown sustainably. We work closely with the growers to ensure the highest quality wines from the vines to the glass.
The credo we subscribe to is blending of old world winemaking methods and attitudes with new learning and a continuous search for improvement.
Come visit the tasting rooms:
2343 Mission St. Santa Cruz CA 95060
645 River Rd. Salinas CA 93908
Entry to Odonata Tasting Room
My desire is to create wines that are soft, supple, and feature subtle complexity. Inspired from the traditional French style, these wines are designed to be food friendly. They are balanced in fruit, acidity, alcohol, and wood, with flavors and aromas that are cohesive with a lengthy finish.
Odonata wines are made to be accessible now, but will also age beautifully. They will always be handmade in small batches to exemplify the unique qualities of the varietal and vineyard.
Odonata produces small batches of each of our wines. Please stay in touch as we sell out quickly! Our wines are first released to our Wine Club Members, and the remaining (if any) is available for general release directly from the winery.
Odonata is the realization of my dream. I believe that high quality grapes are crucial for making high quality wines. Therefore, I am farming the majority of my production right here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I work tirelessly in all of my vineyards and very closely with the growers of my other grapes. I feel it is essential to be in the vineyard to ensure the highest quality wine from the ground to the glass.
2012 River Skimmer Label 2013 River Skimmer
25% Viognier, Grenache Blanc
Citrus, honeysuckle, white flowers and honeydew melon. Round, full mouth-feel with a crisp mineral backbone.
2010 Sparkling Rose Of Sangiovese Label 2010 Sparkling Rose Of
Machado Creek Vineyard$28
This wine is like strawberry cherry shortcake! Minerals and strawberry fruit in the nose, with a yeasty-essence lurking in the background. This wine is designed for enjoyment anytime. But, it has a texture and tannin to it that play well with a multitude of foods. Creamy refined bubble that dances in the mouth. An obscure sparkler to say the least but very fun and festive wine.
2011 Malbec Label 2012 Malbec
This wine has very flashy aromatics, notes of citrus zest and pretty blueberry fruit. The mouth has a clean fresh feeling to it and a pleasant finish that leaves you thirsty for another sip. Very fruit driven wine that screams for food and enjoyment.
2011 Petite Sirah Label 2012 Petite Sirah
Machado Creek Vineyard$28
The flavors in the wine are spicy, fruit driven and bright. Aromatically it pulls you into the glass with blue purple fruits, and sweet fennel. Very texturally pleasing wine made for a glass to sip or for pairing with heavier fair.
2011 Dessert Syrah Label 2011 Syrah Dessert
Fresh blackberry jam kissed with a little hint of fine brandy. This wine is fortified with fine alembic brandy, which gives it a distinctive and refined flavor.