Precept Wine is proud to launch the NEW Callaway Cellars. Founded by Ely Callaway, legend and pioneer in viticulture and golf alike, Callaway Cellar Selection enjoys a pedigree of more than 40 years of California winemaking. Callaway harnesses classic California coastal varieties to craft fruit forward, full-bodied wines for everyday enjoyment, honoring the founder’s passion for precision, in every glass. Callaway Cellars presents three distinct tiers of California wines, prominently focused on Paso Robles and Napa Valley.
The new Callaway Cellars boasts a modern premium package with stunning shelf and table appeal and is distributed nationally by Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits.
The Line Up
Callaway Cellar Selection Tier
Callaway Cellar Selection is galvanized by more than 40 years of California winemaking. The legacy of Ely Callaway, which began in Southern California, endures today as a national treasure. Callaway honors the founder’s passion for precision by harnessing classic California coastal varieties, carefully crafted for everyday enjoyment.
Callaway Cellar Selection Chardonnay consists of notes of bright tropical fruit, with perfectly balanced acid and a soft, toasted oak finish.
Callaway Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon contains notes of dark red fruit, with hints of cocoa powder and vanilla. It presents with medium body, balanced tannins and a lovely extended finish.
Ely by Callaway Cellars Tier
An ode to a legend and pioneer in viticulture and golf alike, Ely Callaway. From Paso Robles, an ideal growing region because of its long hot days, crisp, cool nights, and diverse soils.
“No matter what you do, do you best and don’t give up.” – Ely Callaway
Ely by Callaway Cellars Chardonnay
Ely by Callaway Cellars Chardonnay presents pineapple with creamy hints of crème brulee and caramel, and a long, mineral driven finish.
Ely by Callaway Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
Ely by Callaway Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon evokes notes of dark fruit, especially blueberries and blackberries, finishing with dusty tannins.
Ely by Callaway Cellars Reserve Tier
From the famed Napa Valley, the pinnacle of California winemaking.
Ely by Callaway Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied and rich, with notes of blueberry, mocha, and black cherry finishing with firm and dusty tannins.
About Ely Callaway
In 1973, Ely Callaway, a successful textile entrepreneur, planted vineyards on 140 acres of land in Temecula, California. The first vintage of Callaway wine was produced two years later, and quickly gained renown after Queen Elizabeth II was served Callaway Riesling and in response, awarded Temecula recognition as an official winemaking region. 1982 brought Callaway another opportunity, when he purchased half of golf company Hickory Stick USA, later purchasing the company in full, and rebranding it as Callaway Golf.
About the Winemaker
A California native and graduate of UC Davis, Phil Hurst brings his extensive knowledge of California’s premier AVAs to these wines. His experience in creating, developing, and launching meaningful wine brands brings additional value to growing the brand as a whole.
Seattle-based Precept Wine is the largest privately held wine producer in the Pacific Northwest and a top 12 American wine producer. With deep roots representing more than 30 years of Northwest investments in the wine industry, Precept owns and maintains nearly 5,000 planted vineyard acres across Washington, Idaho, New Mexico and Oregon, and their portfolio includes such leading wine brands as Waterbrook, Gruet, Browne Family Vineyards, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, House Wine, Pendulum, Primarius, Washington Hills, Battle Creek Cellars, Sawtooth, Ste. Chapelle, Cense, and Callaway Cellars, as well as tasting rooms and hospitality throughout the Northwest. Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne and Dan Baty, the company’s wineries have garnered more than 800 combined best buys and critical scores exceeding 90 points. Learn more at www.preceptwine.com.