Great company. Even greater wine.
Here at Old Growth Cellars, we think that wine should be something that brings people together. As the first Eureka-based winery, tasting room, and event venue, we invite you to stop on by and try our wines for yourself.
About Old Growth Cellars
Our winery is built on our appreciation for taking something old and making it new. From the vines that grow our grapes to the building we handcraft our wine in; the redwoods that surround us here in Humboldt, and heck—even us old retired guys! We think there’s something pretty great about the things that have been around for quite awhile.
It all started in 1999, with a conversation between Jim and previous co-owner Steve Garrett. We both had a special fondness for Old Vine Zin. Being able to make the wine ourselves felt like the epitome of our passion. I (Jim) had connections throughout the wine industry, and Steve Garrett had lots of time on his hands as a newly retired science teacher.
That whim of “Hell! Let’s make some wine!” ended up turning into a full-on business that has grown steadily over the years. Steve sadly passed away in 2010, but we’re certain he’d love what Old Growth Cellars has become. The winery still runs on the same idea: good friends united by a shared love for good wine.
And I, (Bob), joined in 2015. I had been volunteering with the winery for years but wanted to use my chemistry background as a pharmacist to continue to improve upon the wines we made. I love getting to experience the transformation of the grapes at each stage of the process. But my favorite part of the process will always be getting to hand someone a glass of wine, and seeing them enjoy it.
Jim Pastori & Bob Lima
Winemakers and Owners
We believe the secret of our success all comes down to these three things:
And the best is yet to come!
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